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09-12-2013, 12:37 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cloapex Quote
Before, I have been looking for this lens but 1 month ago I came across the
K 55 1,8 in verygood condition for 100 $ (maybe it was a bit over market value but its rare to find)

Now I off course find the Smc tak 1,4/50 for 120 $ in good condition with double caps, metallic hood and original coger.
But is it worth buying compared to the K or will i perhaps be a bit disappointed.
This is a tough call

I have a K50/1.4, an M50/1.7, an A50/2, a super tak 50/1.4(8element version) a S.M.C. Tak 55/1.8, and an SMC Tak 55/2

In reality unless you shoot wide open, which I do from time to time going for the F1.4 is not necessary. An SMC Tak and a K are almost identical, and the tak is more useable since you can work in AV mode, where as a K lens is a manual only lens.

Also consider this, my 8 element version, which is the sharpest of all, cost me $100 (ok that was 4 years ago)

Stop where you are, and look fore something else to spend the money unless you really need F1.4 for low light, and in that case, the super tak, 50/1.4 eight element version is better

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Since the thread has revived,
let me try the question again:
Between the K 50/1.4 and M 50/1.4,
can anyone say which is better at infinity?
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That's a tough one. Need to get someone who has both.

Not sure it applies to Pentax, but it might

I met someone a while ago buying Nikon legacy glass, and at one point they changed processes and were able to make lenses thinner. He was searching for a fast 50 by weight!

The M might have less glass, therefore less losses, and less tendancy for dispersion of colors to happen.
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For the time another 50 is the favorite. The Super Macro Tak is on givin razor sharp pics when used in non macro mode.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
That's a tough one. Need to get someone who has both.

Not sure it applies to Pentax, but it might

I met someone a while ago buying Nikon legacy glass, and at one point they changed processes and were able to make lenses thinner. He was searching for a fast 50 by weight!

The M might have less glass, therefore less losses, and less tendancy for dispersion of colors to happen.
I only have the M50/1.4, and I've found it to be very sharp at infinity
(as far as I can tell on the 12MP K-x).
I'm wondering if the flatness of the cemented join is causing that.
(The K and A have curved joins there,
in what is otherwise pretty much the same optical formula.)

BTW, the A weighs the same as the M, 235gm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lloydy Quote
My only Fujinon is the 55 / 2.2, which is OK but not great, it's a very useable lens and the colours are always good. I rarely use it because I've got some better lenses, not because it's a bad lens. The 1.8 has a very good reputation though.
I hope neither of these are any good because I gave them both to my brother without ever using them.
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I hope neither of these are any good because I gave them both to my brother
Wow, brotherly love?
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QuoteOriginally posted by just1moredave Quote
i hope neither of these are any good because i gave them both to my brother without ever using them.
oops,:d

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I love my smc takumar 50 f1.4. I personally think that it produces better photo than current 50s like FA 50 1.4, 1.7 or sigma. It is a great incentive to learn manual focusing.
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Very nice photos. I must say, its my favourite 50 too! My only thought is to ell my K and buy the 8 element version as well

Is the e-elements better or worse then the SMC?

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Some pictures recently too, just got bored at night.


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