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03-29-2009, 10:09 AM   #1
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Pentax SMC 55mm 1.8

Spring is here, I was able to test my Pentax SMC 55mm K mount f1.8 lens outdoor. It's my poor man's FA77. Compare to the 50mm f1.4, this is sharper at wide open, bokeh is good. I like the color rendering, kind of close to FA77ltd.

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03-29-2009, 12:14 PM   #2
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Nice shots. I'd rather see them in Photos section. Nice spring atmosphere. The snow is almost gone, but no other signs of spring, so it is very dull in here .
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Lovely photo's, but... to my knowledge there is no "Pentax-M 55mm K mount f1.8". Do you mean the "SMC Pentax 55mm f1.8", often refered to as the "Pentax-K 55mm f1.8", allthough lenses of this generation has neither a "M" nor a "K" in the name? This is a nice normal lense produced simultaneously to the original K generation bodies, the first Pentax K mount cameras, but the optical solution of this lens goes back to the Super/SMC Takumar 55mm lens and the spotmatics.

K 55/1.8

In the following "M" generation there were no 55mm lens, nor in the "A", "F", "FA" generations, but now there is a "DA*" 55mm!
03-29-2009, 01:33 PM   #4

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Douglas is correct. there is no M 55mm 1.8. if it is a K mount lens then it is the original 'K' series 55mm 1.8 with the 52mm filter size. the last of the 55mm 1.8's. an excellent lens none the less. I use mine quite often.

03-29-2009, 05:55 PM   #5
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Yep. my bad, it's Pentax SMC. not M.

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