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06-06-2008, 12:00 AM   #1
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is it worth to pay US$ 200 for 50mm f 1.2

just like the title.

a friend in need want to sell his collection.


is there any other choice for that price, i mean other old glass ..?

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If it's the Pentax A or K version, I'd say the price is pretty good, a steal actually
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Sorry, but you can get a Pentax F 50mm f/1.4 for a 200 US$....
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i think it is a K version not A.

@pentagor

i already have fa 50mm 1.4 and K 50mm 1.4. i just think that the extra stop maybe useful if me shooting portrait at low light..

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06-06-2008, 01:38 AM   #5
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Hi, fearview!

I was contemplating buying a K50/1.2 for some 200 Euro and I thought it is not worth it (at least for what I do). From what I saw on the net it is a very specialised lens with low contrast/resolution and with a razor thin dof @ 1.2 (and I really mean that!).
I prefer to wait for DA* 55 or for Sigma 50 both f1.4 - hopefully modern designs and better performers technically and save those 200 Euro for one of those.
But it is a matter or need and taste! I gave you the cons many others will give you the pros you will decide afterwards.

Radu

P.S. I believe between 1.4 and 1.2 is only 1/2 stop not 1 stop. One full stop would mean f1.
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@radu

okay . thanks for honest comment. i ll save the money also then.

anyway i already wave in the air to him my US$ 100, just try my luck. in case he change his mind.

LOL

thanks again
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$200 for a 50/1.2? That's a steal as Frank said.
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QuoteOriginally posted by fearview Quote
@radu

okay . thanks for honest comment. i ll save the money also then.

anyway i already wave in the air to him my US$ 100, just try my luck. in case he change his mind.

LOL

thanks again
Hi again, fearview!

100 is good 200 is too much IMO. It all boils down to your photo style and the kind of work you are in.
Glad I helped.

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Extremly subjective question. If it is affordable for the buyer and the buyer wants it, then, it is worth it. If you don't need it and/or don't have the money it is not. The market sets the prices so if thats what it costs, it's obviously worth it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zewrak Quote
Extremly subjective question. If it is affordable for the buyer and the buyer wants it, then, it is worth it. If you don't need it and/or don't have the money it is not. The market sets the prices so if thats what it costs, it's obviously worth it.
yeah you re right too
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If you decided not to get this lens, could you refer your friend to me that I would love to buy it at that price!
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If you decided not to get this lens, could you refer your friend to me that I would love to buy it at that price!

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I also would offer $200 for the lens!
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I also would offer $200 for the lens!
Jay!

you betrayed me? :ugh:


while you already have this

K20D + K100D Super
DA* 16-50, 50-135 | DA 35ltd f2.8 Macro, 40ltd f2.8 | FA 77ltd 1.8, 50 f2.8 Macro, 50 1.7, 50 1.4 | F 28 2.8 | A 50 1.7, 50 2 | K 55 1.8, 35 3.5 | M 200 4, 135 3.5, 85 2, 50 1.4, 28 2.8 | Super Taks 200 f4, 135 f3.5, 50 f1.4 | Vivitar S1 105 2.5 Macro, 55 2.8 Macro, 28 2.8 Close Focus | Jupiter-9 85 f2 | Tamron 70-300 Di LD

.....?
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QuoteOriginally posted by fearview Quote
Jay!

you betrayed me? :ugh:


while you already have this

K20D + K100D Super
DA* 16-50, 50-135 | DA 35ltd f2.8 Macro, 40ltd f2.8 | FA 77ltd 1.8, 50 f2.8 Macro, 50 1.7, 50 1.4 | F 28 2.8 | A 50 1.7, 50 2 | K 55 1.8, 35 3.5 | M 200 4, 135 3.5, 85 2, 50 1.4, 28 2.8 | Super Taks 200 f4, 135 f3.5, 50 f1.4 | Vivitar S1 105 2.5 Macro, 55 2.8 Macro, 28 2.8 Close Focus | Jupiter-9 85 f2 | Tamron 70-300 Di LD

.....?
Well I guess this thread answers you. It's worth it.

Pentax SMC 50mm 1.2 K mount FAST SHARP Optic on eBay, also For 35mm SLR, Film Camera Lenses, Lenses Filters, Cameras Photo (end time 07-Jun-08 03:43:33 BST)

There is one on ebay if someone wants it
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