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04-09-2010, 07:27 AM   #1
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How to tell versions of K50/1.2 apart?

According to K mount page there are two different versions of K50/1.2 (not counting the gold version).
It states differences in labeling. Original version was made 75-77, second version 77-84 along M series lenses.
Picture provided is the same though.
Is the difference in lettering apparent on "beauty" ring or only on box/paperwork.
Is there any other way how to tell those two versions apart?



04-09-2010, 08:15 AM   #2
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The newer K lenses had writing similar to M lenses, i.e. "smc" (lower case) vs "SMC" (in big more spaced letters). Also, the older versions indicate the lens by "1:1.2/50" vs "1:1.2 50mm"

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that's the confirmation I was looking for. I'm happy now as I have the original version

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