Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-20-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 944
Fastes lens available for us?

sorry for the non important question. just curious what is the fastest lens available for us Pentax shooters?

02-20-2009, 10:41 AM   #2
Veteran Member




Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Minnesota
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,530
The fast Pentax lens I have seen is the K/A 50 f/1.2. I'm not sure if there are any 3rd party lenses that are faster that will work on a Pentax body.
02-20-2009, 10:47 AM   #3
Veteran Member
Miserere's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Boston
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,994
QuoteOriginally posted by MrApollinax Quote
I'm not sure if there are any 3rd party lenses that are faster that will work on a Pentax body.
You are correct, there is nothing faster, but there are 55mm f/1.2 lenses from 3rd party vendors, but none that are modern autofocus.
02-20-2009, 11:19 AM   #4
Veteran Member
volosong's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Antelope Valley, SoCal
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 663
You can still purchase the A 50/1.2 new from Japan. Or at least I was able to last summer.

02-20-2009, 11:33 AM   #5
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 944
Original Poster
well I guess to keep the lenses small they have to be a little slower. not that I ever need more then F/1.4
02-20-2009, 12:41 PM   #6
Senior Member




Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Redmond, Oregon
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 228
Fastest available to buy new? I think that's the FA50 1.4, isn't it? Is the new DA*55 1.4 available widely yet?

Fastest ever and available used if your lucky (or maybe still new from Japan?) would be the A50 1.2 I think
02-20-2009, 02:03 PM   #7
Veteran Member
Ben_Edict's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SouthWest "Regio"
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,303
What is the fastest lens? You should see that in context of the focal length. So the FA/A 85/1.4 is as fast as the 50/1.2 (half an f-stop slower, but again even a bit more than 50% longer). Another extraordinary lens (third party) is the Astro-Berlin Tachar 150/1.8, which was available for Pentax, too. Or of course the FA 400/2.8 (I wish, I had one...)

Ben
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-mount, lens, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:57 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top