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06-15-2008, 03:25 AM   #1
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Pentax SMC-A 50mm f/2

Just picked up one of these on eBay for $61.00 AU

Anybody else own one and their thoughts on it?

For that price I don't mind experimenting with glass I have never tried before.

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Yea I would like to know that as well. I just won one on ebay for 18.00 so I am excited to go and play a little more. Hope someone chimes in with help.
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It does a good enough job.
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I picked one up to learn more about photography and force me to learn the limits and features of my camera. So far I'm liking it quite a bit. I fear it will lead me down the dreaded LBA path....

Anyway hope hope to learn how to use the lens as well as possible before trying to move to a "faster" lens. I've posted a couple pictures from the lens over in the Pet thread:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/14351-your-pet-day-post-...tml#post268586

I think for the price and what I am using it for it is an excellent lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by NicholasN Quote
Just picked up one of these on eBay for $61.00 AU

Anybody else own one and their thoughts on it?

For that price I don't mind experimenting with glass I have never tried before.
It was the "kit" lens that Pentax included with most of there manual focus AE cameras including the K000 from 1985 through 1998. It is a good lens. However, it is the proverbial "red-headed step child" because Pentax built several faster A 50mm lens such as the A 50mm f1.2, the Special50mm A f1.2, A 50mm 1.4, and the a 50mm 1.7. I bought my first Pentax in 1986 (k1000) and it had this lens and I still have it and the body.

A 50/2
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I have the same lens, and liked it so much that I also bought the A f/1.4 version, which is a bit heavier and faster.


I had paid about $50 for the A f/2 and $160 for the A f/1.4... huge difference in cost but very marginal difference in quality, but the f/1.4 has the SPEED when you do need it. I dont use it at 1.4 that often, but it is there.


Pictures in my photo gallery were taken with the f/2.0 btw.


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Thanks for the reply guys!

I also managed to grab the 50mm f/1.7 as well in manual focus to play around with so I have the 50mm-A f/2 and now the 50mm-M f/1.7.

I grabbed the 50mm-A f/2 for indoor shots and low light stuff mainly.

And for the price well it is wayyyyy cheaper than the equivalent current lenses.

I'll post a few shots when I get a chance to have a play around.
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