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10-09-2017, 06:05 PM - 2 Likes   #2266
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personally, I think this 50/1.4 is sharper than my 50/1.7 and makes me wonder why I should keep the 50/1.7....
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
personally, I think this 50/1.4 is sharper than my 50/1.7 and makes me wonder why I should keep the 50/1.7....
Then don't keep it It's always nice to say to the wife, "look, I'm selling some more lenses I'm not using..."

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Then don't keep it It's always nice to say to the wife, "look, I'm selling some more lenses I'm not using..."
Unless you just have a goal to see how many nifty 50s you could accumulate

I have sold at least 3 - 50mm lenses in the last year and I just counted, I still have 6. I think they reproduce in the bag.
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. . . I have sold at least 3 - 50mm lenses in the last year and I just counted, I still have 6. I think they reproduce in the bag.

sounds like the 50 mm lenses might be related to tribbles of star trek fame

"Star Trek" The Trouble with Tribbles (TV Episode 1967) - IMDb
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I always said 3 was more than enough... but now I have:

SMC Pentax M 50 1.7 - well I used to have two, at least I only have one now But it's such a good lens for such a low cost, how could I sell it? My version has a letter engraved on metal so it's not worth much anyway.
SMC Pentax F 50 1.7 - yes I need an AF version of the 50 1.7 to chase kids around... it's not quite as good optically as either of the M 50 1.7 I've had (and my A 50 1.7 wasn't either)
Rikenon XR 50 1.4 - best 50 I have! And the most used, too.
SMC Pentax M 50 f4 Macro - It's my only macro prime! How could I sell it? In my defense, I would rather have a 90mm or 100mm macro, but this is the one I could afford.
SMC Pentax M 50 1.4 - this was given to me because the aperture blades are really slow. I will probably end up giving it away in the forums to someone who has a mirrorless where the slow aperture won't be a hindrance because they will shoot the lens already stopped down (and it does stop down to f22). But for now, why not have some fun with it?

That's my story. 5 fifties, but I still don't think I'm exaggerating

(saying this and wishing y'all don't see the K 55 f2 that I just bought a hood for.... it's the least used but it's such a great lens, and 55mm is the perfect FL for portraits... I keep telling myself I WILL use it more...)

Ok, 6 fifties But I couldn't possibly have LBA, could I??
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wow - baring it all now?


3 50's
2 55's
1 58


while I like the 50mm focal length, the 55mm is what my eyes are drawn to... so my A50/1.4, A50/1.7, and DA50/1.8 languish (and the 1.7 will probably be listed in the Marketplace soon), it's my Porst 55/1.2, my K55/2, and Helios 44K-4 are the ones I'd rather be using....

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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
sounds like the 50 mm lenses might be related to tribbles of star trek fame

"Star Trek" The Trouble with Tribbles (TV Episode 1967) - IMDb
Yes, beware of peddlers selling furry, purring, hungry little nifty 50s (and Federation Bureaucrats)





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Yes, beware of peddlers selling furry, purring, hungry little nifty 50s (and Federation Bureaucrats) . . .
should I store my nifty fifty - DA 50 mm 1.8 - away from my grain stores?

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I used to have an A 50 f1.4 and the bokeh was like velvet. Definitely regret selling it.
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I used to have an A 50 f1.4 and the bokeh was like velvet. Definitely regret selling it.
oh yeah, it's a sweetheart of a lens:

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oh yeah, it's a sweetheart of a lens:

Had I known the K-1 was coming when I still had it, I would've definitely kept it! Now I'll never know what it's like on FF!
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Is that your wife's Etsy store?

QuoteOriginally posted by Munki Quote
Had I known the K-1 was coming when I still had it, I would've definitely kept it! Now I'll never know what it's like on FF!
They're not that hard to find in the used market, you know? I know my M 50 1.4 also has gorgeous bokeh. All Pentax 50 1.4 lenses do, I believe, from the days of Takumars up to now. But one day I want a K 50 1.4 just because K lenses are my favorites in terms of handling...

(as I said earlier... nope, I couldn't possibly have LBA...)
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