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View Poll Results: Which Pentax 50 is the best Low Light Performer
50 1.4 3570.00%
50 1.7 1224.00%
50 2.8   00%
Other ? 36.00%
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01-03-2008, 08:07 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by ddhytz Quote
50/1.4 is very soft @1.4, and more expensive than 1.7
so I voted for 1.7
I've bought 2 smcp-fa 50 f/1.4. The first one back focused. The second one is pretty damn sharp at 1.4 IMHO. This is not a full pixel crop and it's been resampled.

01-03-2008, 12:33 PM   #17
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It's not even close

Wow - I am surprised even with the write in votes for the 50 f1.2 which I forgot to add to the poll - the 1.4 is a run away winner so far ....

That brings up another topic I will post perhaps - best low light prime performer overall - I have seen pictures of the 85mm 1.4 that looked amazing however it was in good light and stopped down a bit. I think for the price of the 85mm it should perform in low light ... Perhaps I will start another thread....
01-05-2008, 06:03 PM   #18
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After on just receiving my FA50 1/4 ... I can only comment on that.
And I must admit ... it's a beautiful lens to use .... mind you some of the older manual 50s I have seen produce some awesome shots.

Here's a few of mine from my FA50 f/1.4

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I had F 50/1.7 and FA 50/1.4 for a few weeks, had to sell one, and I sold F 50/1.7 . My FA 50/1.4 was equally sharp wide open, and half stop faster.

One example at f/1.4:


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