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12-15-2007, 07:21 PM   #1
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What can you tell me about these lenses?

I can't find very much info on this lens, how is the quality? Good - bad for use on a K10D?

SMC Pentax 1.2 50mm

SMC Pentax-M 1:1.7 50mm

SMC Pentax-M 1:2.8 28mm

And what are they selling for?

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12-15-2007, 07:33 PM   #2
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all very decent lenses. delivered prices
1=35-40usd
2= 60-100usd
3= not real sure but i think around 60usd. i've got this one and it's a real nice lens for being 30 years old..
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I always check here for "fair market" prices:

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12-15-2007, 07:37 PM   #4
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Hi Rob,

There is actually a lot of info about IQ on these lenses. Here is one man's opinion of the best 50's:

The Online Photographer

I just bid and won an M 50mm f1.7 on EekBay and I'm looking forward to using it on my K10D.

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Oh, and that 50mm f/1.7 is a GREAT lens. Read this:

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Finn, I guess great minds think alike.

Rob, check out the images on this thread:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/16364-pentax-m...1-4-1-7-a.html
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Thanks for the input...I changed the first one I listed, this is the information I was given on it...the previous one I listed may have been the wrong one.
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Yeah, there's a huge difference between a 1.2 and a 1:2. Unfortunately a lot of online auction sellers list their 50mm/f2 lenses as 50mm/f1.2.

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What is the 1.2 like? if indeed that is what it turns out to be?
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it's reported to be a great lens. I've never had the chance to shoot with one. But you can check reviews here:
Pentax Lens Review Database - 50mm F1.2

Which is this forum's on lens review data base here for every lens made:

Pentax Lens Review Database - Main Index

value? On the used auction market these sell between $550 and 700.00 If you can get one, check it out carefully and if it's in great shape, the price is $200 or less, put it on Ebay and buy yourself a 43mm Limited or an FA50mm f1.4. IMO they are equal or better lenses that will leave you with a profit for more lenses which in turn will make you "need" more lenses and when those arrive, you'll need more lenses and when those arrive you'll......
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This what the guy is offering....

1.2 50mm lense, tamron lense 70-210 zoom, pentax lens 28mm-50mm zoom, proxy reprod lense $100.

I am going to try to get over to look at them tomorrow afternoon, so we will see if that is indeed the lense.
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if it really is an F1.2 it would be very interesting. I have an F1.4 and use it for night shots, because it is so bright in the viewfinder.

The extra 1/2 stop is even better.

ALthough I have never used one, I have heard about some softness wide open, BUT you are not looking at a lens like this for absolute sharpness wide open, you are looking at it for the speed and a very bright view finder. Stopped down a couple of stops it probably is better than any other lens at the same apature
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Harv good luck, but I am willing to bet cash it is the F2 not the F1.2. I wish you luck though it could be a major score.
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Finally got a hold of the older gentleman and had him read off what was on the 50mm lens and it is a 1:2 50mm....o well no big score this time.
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it is still a good lens.
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