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08-25-2008, 09:49 PM   #61
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No doubt this is a phenomenal lens and really makes me pleased I got the Pentax. if you look at the camera side of the lens, you will see that it's ALL lens and therefore, picking up a lot of light in dark situations and incredible detail.

As others have noted, WYSIWYG, there is no zoom in/out effect at all so you will need some space to capture your frame.

It was only $200 including shipping at tristatecamera.com


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Here's a shot I took recently, though I'm not really a fan of flowers...

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Benjikan: I have never used that lens so I can not comment on it, but I sure can comment on that shot--it is a great shot, cudos to you.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UliBär Quote
Just set the aperture on the FA 50/1.4 to the "A"-setting and all will be fine.
Hi, That much I managed to find in manual, but not how to actually do it ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Maltereso Quote
Hi, That much I managed to find in manual, but not how to actually do it ?
You have to slightly press the little button on the aperture ring to get it into the "A"-position. The little button is the protection to not accidentally switch out of or into the "A"-position.
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I've just bougth a FA 50mm f/1.4. Here comes one of my first pictures.

K10D, 25sec, f/1.4, iso 100.

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QuoteOriginally posted by UliBär Quote
You have to slightly press the little button on the aperture ring to get it into the "A"-position. The little button is the protection to not accidentally switch out of or into the "A"-position.
Thanks
Pictures will follow.
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I like the portraits you have done with this lens.
This is the only other lens I have but I use it most often.
Kilukarbi fototuba - Klõpsud igast kandist - Liisa portree <- here is my try to make a portrait with this lens. Not as good as you have here but I try to learn

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My favourite lens too the FA 50mm, too bad about the focus in this one (some is jpeg and scaling, but it could be sharper).
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At a low-light concert shot at ISO1600 on the K10D. Becca, cellist for the Cello Chix:


Trying for some artsy stuff at the same concert:


I love this lens too. I can't see myself selling it, and if I had to keep only one of my lenses, this would be it...and it's the cheapest!
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QuoteOriginally posted by benjikan Quote
Why I love the Pentax 50mm f1.4....This lens is so goooooddddddd!!!!!!!!
Ben, would you be so kind as to describe your focusing technique for a shot like this?

With centre-spot, half-press and re-frame, there's a risk that the reframing will put the point of interest out of focus.

With pre-set-AF spot, you presumably daren't move about too much, and there's the risk of either camera or subject movement anyway.

MF would do it of course, but that's hard - although maybe not for you?

Just curious. With a wide aperture like that, getting it right somehow is critical.
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I also love the FA 50mm f1.4: the rendering is beautiful (it has the little something extra only a few lenses have) and the bokeh so smooth.

Here's a shot I took to test the sharpness, bokeh and dof at f1.4:



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Wow Ben,

You really started something. And to put icing on the cake for me, my copy of the FA 50 F1.4 just arrived by UPS this afternoon. I can hardly wait to try it out.
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It is truly outstanding:

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QuoteOriginally posted by benjikan Quote
Why I love the Pentax 50mm f1.4....This lens is so goooooddddddd!!!!!!!!
Your picture is sooooo beautiful!!!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing.
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