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05-18-2011, 01:02 PM   #1
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smc 50mm f1.4lense & pentax k5

hi, ive just joined the pentax forum and was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to confirm if i can use a pentax smc fa 50mm f1.4 lense, with a pentax k5?. also, if this can be used, does anyone outhere use both? - would love to hear some feedback!, thanks.

05-18-2011, 01:09 PM   #2
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While I've never used the FA 50/1.4 per say, I have however used other FA lenses(primes) and they worked without a hitch. Focus was a little on the slow side in my case, but that didn't really pose any problems.
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Yes, it's a modern lens designed to be fully compatible with the pentax AF and auto-exposure systems.

It's one of the most popular lenses out there right now; 88 users have posted their reviews here: SMC Pentax-FA 50mm F1.4 Reviews - Pentax Lens Reviews & Pentax Lens Database

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I bought an FA 50mm f1.4 when I got my K5, and they go together wonderfully.

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hi, ive just joined the pentax forum and was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to confirm if i can use a pentax smc fa 50mm f1.4 lense, with a pentax k5?. also, if this can be used, does anyone outhere use both? - would love to hear some feedback!, thanks.
I have them both and they play together quite nicely. While this is no masterpiece, but it was shot with the K-5 and the FA50 1:1.4 @ f/1.4.



The lens sharpens up quite a bit as the aperture is stopped down.
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I just got my K5 this week and haven't used my FA50 1.4 on it yet, but I've had the 50mm for a long time and have used it on K-7s, K20s, K10s an *istD and an MZ-S. Yes, it works perfectly.
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I have both and it works great! The FA50 is one of my favorite lenses for detail shots at weddings. It is also a great combo for receptions because of the 1.4 and the low light capabilities of the K5.
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thanks for all your prompt replies, a great help. i love your photo areidjr!. i cant wait to get this lens now - thanks everyone!

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