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04-20-2010, 11:08 AM   #31
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I have the tamron, and yes it can be slightly soft at f2.8 but sharpens up nicely,

I dont have an FA 1.4 just SMC Pentax and super tak F1.4 lenses.

they are really quite different from the tamron.

the tamron is a general purpose fast zoom, the 50mm I use for low light and shallow DOF.


04-20-2010, 01:02 PM   #32
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I have both and I love em! The Tammy is my walk around lens though.

Sharpness wide open? Well, this is my Exhibit A. f2.8 at 1/80 sec. All I did was add 10% contrast in LR.
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04-20-2010, 04:27 PM   #33
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I just have waaaaay too much fun with the FA50 to ever give up this baby.
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04-21-2010, 02:09 AM   #34
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I spend most of my time with the 50/1.4 at F1.4 - F2, although I go sometimes to F4 if sharpness is the priority. It's my go-to when I need to either keep my shutter speed up, shoot in low light, or have shallow DOF (or all three!)


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