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07-06-2007, 02:51 PM   #1
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smc Pentax-A 50mm f2- so stoked

I picked one of these up today at the local camera shop (I was in absolute heaven, so much pentax gear) for $25 in minty condition and I knew I had to make a thread to share haha Does anyone else here have this lens and was 25 a good deal? From the first couple shots i've taken with this lens im amazed that its actually pretty sharp wide open and am in love with the bokeh. looks so trick on the k100d too!

07-06-2007, 03:34 PM   #2
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Very good lens

I dont have the 50mm A f2, but I do have the A f1.7 as well as all the M series 50mm. From what I have read the A 50mm f2 is as sharp as most of the 50mm A and M series, but sells for a fraction of the faster lenses, simply because it is the slowest. I would say you have picked up a bargain. Top quality lens.
07-07-2007, 06:18 AM   #3
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i got one of those off ebay a year ago for about that price. i gave it away this past week to a friend that got his first pentax dslr. it's pretty good for the price.
07-07-2007, 09:52 AM   #4
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I picked up one, and really enjoy using it. I was then able to aquire a A 50 1.4 for a fair price, and now use it instead. The 50 2.0 is lighter and more compact, and produces nice results. I will pass my 2.0 on to a friend that shoots primarily in manual.

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grrrr... My 50mm f2 is an M, not an A, and I paid more back in 1999 or so.

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