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06-28-2007, 01:44 PM   #1
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55mm autofocus lens for Pentax? Third party maybe?

Pentax doesn't offer a 55mm autofocus lens at this time.

Does anybody know a third party 55mm autofocus lens I could use on my K100?

Thanks!

06-28-2007, 01:56 PM   #2
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There is a DA55 on the roadmap and I believe it would be marketed as a portrait lens. When? I don't know. But if you need it now and don't mind MF, look for an used Pentax K55/2/1.8.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wlachan Quote
There is a DA55 on the roadmap and I believe it would be marketed as a portrait lens. When? I don't know. But if you need it now and don't mind MF, look for an used Pentax K55/2/1.8.
So Tamon & Co do not produce for Pentax...

I have heard about the new 55mm lens, but I REALLY NEED IT NOW.
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So Tamon & Co do not produce for Pentax...

I have heard about the new 55mm lens, but I REALLY NEED IT NOW.
Oh... What is it you can do with a 55mm lens that you can't do with a 50mm lens?

The difference between 50 and 55 is not very huge, is it?

I mean, I look forward to the DA*55/1.4, a lot in fact. My DA70 was too long and now I do well with an old SMC Takumar 50/1.4 while waiting for the new star (I just hope it is a new design that really performs).

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What about 50mm? B&H has both the FA50mm f1.4 and the DFA50mm f2.8 macro in stock. They also have the 43 limited.
for Pentax - Lenses & Accessories

They all have rebates also.

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06-29-2007, 05:45 AM   #6
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Scratching my head on this one too.... Just buy the excellent FA 50mm f/1.4. If you REALLY need the FOV that 55mm would give you, just crop a bit afterwards.
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Scratching my head on this one too.... Just buy the excellent FA 50mm f/1.4. If you REALLY need the FOV that 55mm would give you, just crop a bit afterwards.
amen.

its very affordable too
06-29-2007, 06:46 AM   #8
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Have to concur with the previous posts,

the difference in diagonal viewing angle between a 50mm and a 55mm is but a mere 2°.

Don't think I would even notice the difference.

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hmmmm, deja vu?
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/7638-good-50-5...ime-k100d.html
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Lol, yes, you are right. I also see I already replied in the first thread. This gets a bit... eh, let's say repeating.

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