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12-02-2013, 06:06 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Steelski Quote
This is a crop from the Pentax F (not FA) 50mm 1.4 @1.4
I owned the M1.4, M2.0, the K1.2 and the F 1.7........ this one so far seems the best! Shot with the K20D
the picture is a 100% crop BTW.....
Pretty much in line with my experience with both the M and the FA models.

12-05-2013, 09:44 PM   #32
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To me, DA 50 1.8 is very good but the FA 50 1.4 is better because of its built quality and max apature. If you are not in a budget then go for the FA 1.4 otherwise go for the DA 1.8.

I just grabbed some sample shots with the FA 50 1.4 here (no PP, just exported to JPEG by Utility 5) so you can judge by yourself.

K-3 & FA 50mm F1.4 wide-open (100% crop)


K-3 & FA 50mm F1.4 wide-open (full size)


K-3 & FA 50mm F1.4 wide-open (100% crop)


K-3 & FA 50mm F1.4 wide-open (full size)

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