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02-23-2008, 10:07 PM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
Ok, back to serious.

There is a scientific measurement out there.

Pentax SMC-F 50mm f/1,7: Score 4.4 out of 5
Pentax SMC-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited: Score 3.6 out of 5
Centon brand average: Score 1.4 of 5 (worst brand tested)

Pentax SMC-F 50mm f/1,7 MTF data
Pentax SMC-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited MTF data
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I got this SMC-F 50mm f/1,7 lens (or its M counterpart) as kit lens for my MX when I was in school. Embarrasing to learn that today's top Limited lenses aren't even on par. Are today's lenses that bad, really?

Sorry about the Centon quote. I now see that the other lens was Chinon, not Centon...
H'mmmm quite interesting, and so very true. Sounds of what I tell my teenagers who have a dollar in their pocket waiting to burn a hole through it, with out thinking.


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