Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
Friends and food, with a new lens!
Lens: F 50 f/1.7 Camera: K20D Photo Location: Flat Top Aperture: F1.7 
Posted By: wshi, 12-15-2010, 12:35 AM

Hey guys. So I've pretty much completed my first trade on this forum (still have some cash to pay), and out of it I got an F 50 f/1.7. My fastest lens before this was the M 50 f/2, so to go from a stop down metering, manual focus, soft at f/2 lens to a fast autofocus, auto exposure, sharp at f/1.7 lens is awesome. Focus is bang on with my K20D also, which I'm glad. Build quality seems okay, but hopefully the autofocus mechanism lasts... I suppose if its gotten this far, it'll keep chugging along for many more years... again, hopefully

Anyway, here are some shots I took while out with friends this evening.

From what I've seen, the bokeh at f/1.7 looks fun.

Like I said, pretty sharp wide open.

Comments always welcome, if anyone uses this lens
Views: 1,669
12-15-2010, 09:24 AM   #2
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
slowpez's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: South Carolina, USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 18,070
Very sharp, the colors are lovely and the bokeh really nice. I want that lens and some dinner.
12-15-2010, 09:26 AM   #3
Veteran Member
tpg2's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Reading, Pa
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 733
MMMMmmmmm yummy!
Good shots!
12-17-2010, 09:50 PM   #4
Inactive Account

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: north nj usa exit 156
Photos: Albums
Posts: 81
looks good, what do you mean by the autofocus mechanism lasting? I was considering this lens as well.....

12-17-2010, 11:34 PM - 1 Like   #5
Veteran Member
wshi's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 455
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by jcool Quote
looks good, what do you mean by the autofocus mechanism lasting? I was considering this lens as well.....
Well, the lens feels fairly solid but the focus ring doesn't feel terribly confidence inspiring. It should be fine, but I have no idea how long these autofocus lenses from the late 80's will last in the long run, that's all.
12-17-2010, 11:36 PM   #6
hcc's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,667
Nice. I love especially the first one with a lovely contrast of colours. Well done.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
autofocus, camera, f/1.7, f/2, focus, friends, lens, photo
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Pentax lens for photographing food? jacksonpritt Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 12-24-2009 05:09 PM
My little friends with M 135mm f/3.5 lens artistcjconrad Post Your Photos! 4 03-06-2009 10:41 AM
Macro lens for food photography soccerjoe5 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 27 10-16-2008 02:15 AM
Looking for some food Ecosse Post Your Photos! 2 06-13-2008 07:01 AM
Scaly friends and a macro lens... hamidlmt Post Your Photos! 3 05-21-2007 08:25 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:53 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]