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12-05-2017, 05:18 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Official image sample from the HD Pentax-DFA★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW uploaded

Not sure if this has been posted here before. But if it hasn't, it might be of interest particularly for the K-1 users out there.

Pretty nice portrait, actually:

First sample photo taken with the HD Pentax-D FA? 50mm f/1,4 SDM AW posted online by Ricoh Japan | Pentax Rumors



More samples - and comparisons - are needed to determine the characteristic rendering style of that new lens, I guess. Will it render more like a modern hypercorrected design, prioritizing corner-to-corner resolution at the expense of losing microcontrast, 3-D, and muted blues and greens, or will it manage to be a modern interpretation of "old school" Pentax virtues: microcontrast, "pixie dust", punchy "memorial" colours, with lush blues and greens?

To my mind, Ricoh shouldn't attempt to copy Sigma's lifeless Art Series rendering, but maybe that's just me.

At any rate, enjoy.

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There's at least one other thread on this here:
First Photo! DFA 50 1.4 - PentaxForums.com

I'm sure this will be nothing short of an exceptional lens.

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There is this and another already in the DFA* 50 thread, Madaboutpix.

Yes, one would hate to lose the rendering completely, but for that we have our Limiteds.
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