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04-27-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4 AF or Rikenon P 50mm f1.7 (or 2)

As title says it.. I'm curious to know which one is better? These two seem like amazing lenses. My Ricoh 1.7 took a crap on to today (in less than a week of owning it) I bought a new Ricoh P 50mm f/2 to take its place, sadly I paid more for the f/2 than I did for the 1.7 (1.7 was $27 shipped 2 was $31 shipped) and if I can get this FA 50 1.4 for less than $100 (which I likely wont) which would be better? I did own a SMCP-FA 50mm at one time, thought I'd never use it, put it on consignment at a local camera shop, and the place went out of business and all my stuff was stolen.

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On the one hand, one can never just have one fast 50

On the other, if I have to make a choice, I'd just get the FA50/1.4 and be done with it.
Sharp enough wide open, nice stopped down, nice rendering and colors, and auto aperture and AF which is often understated.
04-28-2013, 09:58 AM   #3
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f/1.4 is always more expensive than f/1.7 If you dont need the extra speed, look for a F50/1.7 in good condition. It is really outstanding lens

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