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07-04-2007, 04:19 PM   #1
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SMC Pentax-FA 1:1.4 50mm vs. Fuji Fujinon 1:1.8 55mm

Whew...another matchup done. This one was the auto-focus 50/1.4 from Pentax against the nice little Fujinon 55/1.8.

Check it out here.

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Hopefully there is still some interest, I only have a few matchups left. Thanks for looking so far!

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Great work carpents, i'm realy enjoying your reviews...

Congrats.

PS: I'm suporting the F1.7 it will be a tough match with the A1.2, looking forward to it.
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Great work carpents, i'm realy enjoying your reviews...

Congrats.

PS: I'm suporting the F1.7 it will be a tough match with the A1.2, looking forward to it.
Thanks (ummm...) Pornflake. That one is the most interesting (to me) in Round 2, so I'm keeping it for last. It will be interesting to see if the A50/1.2 is sharper at f/1.7 than the F50/1.7. Conventional wisdom says it won't be, but time will tell.

For the other interested parties, I updated the bracket:
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Carpents,

I've never used a Pentax AF lens. Did you use the FA 50 on AF? What aperture did you use for the flower. I'm impressed that the stamen and the petals both are in sharp focus.

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Carpents,

I've never used a Pentax AF lens. Did you use the FA 50 on AF? What aperture did you use for the flower. I'm impressed that the stamen and the petals both are in sharp focus.

John
It was manually focused. I almost never use autofocus on any lens.

The stamen and petals are really tack sharp - I should post a 100% crop of it.
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Just finished reading through all this - way past my bedtime.
What an excellent labor of love and analysis.
Fascinating on many levels and also useful as a buying guide.

Thank you so much for sharing your efforts and results! This deserves a bump to the current year's audience.
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