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10-10-2008, 08:56 PM   #91
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QuoteOriginally posted by dantuyhoa Quote
Thanks .

It looks fine on mine and others .. until now .

What kind of monitor do you have ? I'm up for a upgrade ..soon !
I got a Macbook but I'm upgrading to an Imac in the next month.


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10-10-2008, 09:36 PM   #92
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This was one of the first lenses I ever bought and probably the lens I use the most often. It's so versatile, light and has such amazing quality. It has a wonderful texture to it, and it has a great bokeh. And for less than $200 new. Stuff like this is what made me pick pentax in the first place.

Kudos to pentax for letting us all get such a great value for such an amazing lens.



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a recent try out for my fa 50 1.4






10-13-2008, 02:44 PM   #94
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QuoteOriginally posted by Damn Brit Quote
I goy a Macbook but I'm upgrading to an Imac in the next month.
Careful. I bought an IMAC two years ago and my screen went haywire on it. To replace the screen would cost $1300 - because it is built in and all. I said forget this and got an excellent PC for $1200. These proprietary parts for the IMAC are very expensive and you do not have many choices on the market when something goes wrong. Point being if my monitor for my PC went haywire, I could easily replace it for a fraction of the cost. Ya, ya, extended warranties etc... that is beyond my point.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dantuyhoa Quote
Thanks .

It looks fine on mine and others .. until now .

What kind of monitor do you have ? I'm up for a upgrade ..soon !
I see some casting in the shot as well. Not so much on her face as her chest.

Samsung SyncMaster 226BW monitor FYI

Nice shot though
10-13-2008, 03:21 PM   #96
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rockdoctor Quote
Careful. I bought an IMAC two years ago and my screen went haywire on it. To replace the screen would cost $1300 - because it is built in and all. I said forget this and got an excellent PC for $1200. These proprietary parts for the IMAC are very expensive and you do not have many choices on the market when something goes wrong. Point being if my monitor for my PC went haywire, I could easily replace it for a fraction of the cost. Ya, ya, extended warranties etc... that is beyond my point.
You pays your money and you take your choice.
10-14-2008, 05:02 PM   #97
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Oh yeah I love my 50 f/1.4.... unfortunately at the moment it is in pieces in a bag

Here are some of my faves from it:







My nieces and nephew... Also my favourite style of photography
10-17-2008, 03:01 PM   #98
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Had to revive this thread

I just came across this review of the 50 in Pop Photo last December. The lens got a great review but damn I wish these people would take a bit more pride in their photography.
http://www.popphoto.com/cameralenses/4769/lens-test-pentax-smcp-fa-50mm-f14-...l?print_page=y


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This thread really makes me want to use my FA50 right now, but my digital body is still away for repairs.. Blah. At least they told me I'm getting a brand new body to replace the broken one.

On an extension tube


When I had just gotten my K10d
10-17-2008, 08:59 PM   #100
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Which Pentax 50mm 1.4?

Here's the M 50 1.4:




10-17-2008, 09:35 PM   #101
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
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Which Pentax 50mm 1.4?

Here's the M 50 1.4:
oh many i regret selling mine
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[QUOTE=troywhite;367585]Oh yeah I love my 50 f/1.4.... unfortunately at the moment it is in pieces in a bag

Mine is in pieces right now too! Well just two pieces, but broken none the less. It just came apart in my hand one day. It's not even two years old. I have never had a lens just fall apart like this before. It's my favorite lens!

How did yours come to be in pieces?
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Action shot - had to chime in
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It's too nice....

makes a lunch looks dreamy good! the humble FA50 f1.4 at f2.0 (K10D)
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11-01-2008, 03:39 AM   #105
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LOL, for a second I thought my new FA 50mm f/1.4 lens is _too_ fast.

I just got my K20D a week or two ago and haven't really had the time to learn its ins and outs. Two days ago I got my FA 50mm 1.4 lens and yesterday we got first snow over here. So I decided to go out and try the new lens and camera in the all-white garden. So, at f/1.4 Av setting all I got was over-exposed images even at -2 exposure (or which ever was the max). I tried to change the aperture all the way to f11 IIRC and the 1/4000 sec exposure was still too much! Fortunately I found out I had accidentally left the ISO setting at 1600 ASA instead of AUTO, so that helped "a bit".

It feels a very nice, solid lens even though I haven't yet watched the results on a bigger display. The 50mm focal length is a bit much for a general lens on a crop camera IMO, but I'm sure it'll be just wonderful as a portrait lens and the large aperture gives such fantastic possibilities. Though I suspect I might get more natural pictures of my kids with a little bit more tele (perhaps using my 50-200 DA lens) so they won't be that disturbed by the camera presence.
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