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Pentax SMC-A 50mm f/2.0
Posted By: xs400, 12-29-2007, 02:07 PM

A couple of months ago I purchased a Pentax SMC-A 50mm f/2.0 on ebay. I wanted to play around with a prime lens on my K100D and the SMC-A 50mm was cheap. I just recently got around to taking some shots to evaluate the quality of shots I could get with this lens. I know the f/2.0 is not rated as good as the 50mm f/1.7 or f/1.4, but for $45 I am pretty happy with the results. The only adjustments to the shots was auto levels using PS CS2. I focussed on the cognac bottle.

The first 2 show the full still life I used the evaluate the lens, at f/2.0 and f/22, the images were resized

f/2.0, 1/125, iso 200


f/22, 1 sec, iso 200


The following are crops from several shots using different f-stops and exposures. The following were cropped but not resized.

f2.0, 1/125, iso 200


f3.5, 1/45, iso 200


f/8, 1/8, iso 200


f/22, 1 sec, iso 200

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12-31-2007, 04:35 AM   #2
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Gotta be damn pleased with that ... especially only paying $45 for it.
I need to play with my FA50 more in low light.
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