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07-09-2007, 07:22 PM   #1
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SMC F 50mm 1.7 VS SMC A 50mm 1.4

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I have both the lenses and want to get rid of one. Which one is the better one to keep?

Anyone has used both these? I just received the F 1.7 and cant afford to keep both.

thanks

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07-09-2007, 11:42 PM   #2
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Well ... whichever you want to get rid of and have not lined up a buyer, please email me the asking price, thanks.
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Did you check the lens review database?

SMC Pentax-F 50mm F1.7 vs SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.4

I'd keep the auto focus one.
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For Autofocus vs. Manual focus, only you can say which one is better.

As for image quality, since you have both of them, just walk around for a day with just those two lenses. See which one produces images you like better.

Simple!

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This is a tough choice. The convenience of AF vs. the speed and great image quality of the 1.4. I've had both and they are great lenses. You will have to do some test shooting to decide which produces the best image for your eye. I decided on a different choice. I sold both on Ebay and got the FA 1.4 and pocketed $40.00. So I feel I have the best of both now.
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Started doing some of the things recommeded today. Thanks all for the input. Im actually taking more time to click with the AF than doing manual.

Cheers!

Paul
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