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12-21-2014, 07:36 AM   #1
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K-01 and FA 50 1.4

Wondering if anyone has any feedback on how well the FA 50 1.4 functions on the K-01.

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It works just as well on my K-01 as it does on my K-5iis.
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Excellent. Just purchased a copy of the lens and was planning on mounting it on a K-01 when it arrives.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Spodeworld Quote
Excellent. Just purchased a copy of the lens and was planning on mounting it on a K-01 when it arrives.
Should be fine. I've only had problems with a couple of zooms on the K-01, not with any primes.

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This combination works like a charm. Excellent for portraits.
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I agree that the FA 50mm f/1.4 is excellent for portraits. What you may be asking is how the AF works in contrast based focusing system as found in the K-01. I have never had problem with either phase detection or contrast detection focusing when using this lens. Contrast based systems are slower but that's about it. I like this lens better than the FA 50mm f/1.7.

A B&W portrait ...


IMGP3723 - Version 3
by Never Off, on Flickr

And one in color ...


IMGP9935
by Never Off, on Flickr

Both were made on a K-30 which has a sensor similar to what is in the K-01.

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I have try it.
Use aperture 2 not 1.4 for more sharpness.
Great combinations!
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6BQ5 - the issue of contrast based focussing was really the question I was most interested in. Looks like it focuses well on the K-01 from what everyone is saying

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