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05-21-2008, 06:37 AM   #151
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I took a 'landscape' at f/8 for you, as an example of what I get with the 43. Nothing special, hand held shot, saved in RAW and converted via the Pentax software.

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100% crop of not the edge and not the center, but closer to the bottom:


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My girl (with 43 Ltd.)

Still learning how to use the K20D and testing it with the 43mm Ltd. Amazing tools - thought I would share one of my girl. Hardly any PP is done except crop and resize.

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How adorable. The light is a little strong but really a great expression you have caught
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QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
How adorable. The light is a little strong but really a great expression you have caught
Yeah I know - could someone please turn down the sun a little

Thanks...

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She sure is a cutie!
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Why the 43mm ltd doesn't suck

Early bright sunlight. f3.5 at 1/320 with K10D.



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Beautiful flower. The lens did a great job in the bright sun light.
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Thanks Diane, tricky conditions, but the lens came thru great!

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40mm Limited or SMCP-FA 50mm

I'm planning on getting a k100d super soon, and want a fast normal or mild telephoto prime, and currently am looking at the 40mm pancake and the 50mm f/1.4. I like the focal length, compactness, and metal construction (as I tend to just toss stuff into my backpack) of the 40mm, but I really like the price and aperture of the 50mm. Anyhow, my question is, how much difference does the metal construction and size of the 40mm pancake make in reality, is it really that much smaller and durable than the 50mm?

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The FA 50 1.4 may be plastic, but it's actually a well construced, heavy, tight lens. It's nothing like the Nikon fast 50, which feels like it came out of a cereal box.

As much as I like the DA 40ltd, my suggestion would be to start with the FA 50 1.4. So much good photography happens between 1.4 and 2.8, you don't want to miss that.


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I'll second the 50mm 1.4 over the 40 mm pancake. Last weekend I missed some nice fireside shots because I only had my 40 mm with me. Could have used that extra stop.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
...So much good photography happens between 1.4 and 2.8, you don't want to miss that.


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Another vote for the 50. Everything that his been said thus far is spot on. If you are concerned about size, the 50 is indeed larger and heavier than the 40, but still a compact package considering it is already attached to a sizable camera....

I think you will forget all about the size difference once you stop down to 1.4 and realize some of the thing you can do with it. Much more versitile lens IMO.
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Can't go wrong with the 50.
It's a must have in any photographer's collection IMO!
It's not just versatile, it's SHARP too.
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Pentax made 43mm f/1.9 for Leica rangefinder

Did you know that Pentax designed the 43mm f/1.9 for Leica initially? I heard a story that Pentax wanted to show Leica and designed the 43m f/1.9 for Leica mount and I was not sure how true it is.
But now there is a proof:

Pentax f. Leica Screw mount 1,9/43mm SMC Pentax-L Speci - eBay (item 370060229277 end time Jun-19-08 13:22:41 PDT)
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