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01-21-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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i will get Pentax M

Next week I will get Pentax M f1.4 for only $40. You think this len is good? I hope sp. Smile

01-21-2010, 09:42 PM   #2
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Yes, it's a good deal. I wish it was mine, I've been looking for this lens for a while now.
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Oh I miss one I mean Pentax M 50mm f1.4. Smile
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QuoteOriginally posted by Danny Delcambre Quote
Oh I miss one I mean Pentax M 50mm f1.4. Smile
Yep, that's the only M-series f/1.4 lens.

01-21-2010, 10:08 PM   #5
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I love my M 50/1.4
Its real sharp for me beyond f/2
not bad wide open.
01-21-2010, 11:15 PM   #6
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That is a great price for a great lens. I sold mine last year for a little more than double that and prices have gone up a lot since. The only reason I sold it was because I owned about 7, 50mm lenses--could not possibly use them all. The only challenge with that lens is, of course, focusing it below f2. That was what first led me to the split-focus screens. What do you have for a focus screen?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Danny Delcambre Quote
Next week I will get Pentax M f1.4 for only $40. You think this len is good? I hope sp. Smile
I had this lens and sold it because it just didn't live-up to any advantages over my 1.7
Seems like the only logical step(in my case) was a 1.2

PS. apparently it isn't as sharp as the 1.7 stopped down though I didn't find it to bad wide open either.
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I have the A and FA 50 1.7's now, but I did like the M 50 1.4 I had, and still have a S-M-C Tak 50 1.4.

The 50 1.4's are designed more for portraiture and bokeh-rich applications in mind - stopped down to f/2.8 and lower they are just as sharp as anything, but between f/1.4 --> f/2.8 the designers attempted to bring some 3-d 'pop' to the image - sharpness in that aperture range is just a by-product.

Here are some M 50 1.4 snaps:







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Yesterday I got Pentax M 50mm f1.4 but I looked and thought it was f1.2 and awesome but I looked it again Oh darn it. it is Pentax M 50mm f2. I think it is bad...I will look others....
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Pentax M 50mm f2

Hi everyone. I am sorry that i am confused about f1.2 and f2. It is f2. I think it is bad len. Oh well look my picture

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=53266&stc=1&d=1265135566

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02-02-2010, 01:35 PM   #11
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It's not a *bad* lens - just not as good as the 1.4 or 1.7, and only slightly cheaper (than the 1.7).
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Hi - if you can get any of them below $50 in good dirt/fungus free condition i think it is an alright deal. Cleaning alone cost about $50 if you have it done.

I think they're all great portrait lenses. If you shoot stuff/people that moves around a lot you might want to consider getting an auto focus 50 1.4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
It's not a *bad* lens - just not as good as the 1.4 or 1.7, and only slightly cheaper (than the 1.7).
it looks bad when compared against an f1.2.
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