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02-26-2018, 07:36 AM   #2971
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I challenge anyone to keep a straight face and say the Abacus era FA50/1.4 would give back that kind of result.
I'm sure it wouldn't... which, of course, doesn't make it any less valid creatively

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The bottom left corner for sure. I wonder if there is, perhaps, a depth of field thing going on.
I suspect that's more likely.

I doubt they'd allow photos out from an example that had centering issues...

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I challenge anyone to keep a straight face and say the Abacus era FA50/1.4 would give back that kind of result.
I never make these kinds of presumptions. But if I had the new 50 1.4 there would certainly be some images. Oh wait, I don't own the FA 50 1.4 either. OK, I'd compare it with my FA 50 1.7, which is bit better than the 1.4, since that's what I have. Anyone want to send me a copy? I'll do it as a public service.
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I challenge anyone to keep a straight face and say the Abacus era FA50/1.4 would give back that kind of result.
The older, smaller 50mm f1.4 lenses are pretty great, especially stopped down. But considering the DFA*50mm is *, has lots of corrective elements, is bigger, and probably will cost at least 2x as much as the FA 50mm f1.4 - it better bring something new to the table.
Those sample photos above show its strengths - high resolution, right into the edges, lots of detail, no CA, no fringing, no weird distortions, coma.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
and probably will cost at least 2x as much as the FA 50mm f1.4
I would expect four to six times more the than the FA1.4. The FA is currently $271 (U.S.) on B&H.

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Just noticed something: they're saying "A new "SDM" system equipped with a newly developed ring-shaped Supersonic Direct-drive Motor for faster, quieter AF operation" in the recent pseudo-announcement.
And the USD-equipped 24-70 and 15-30 were only marked as SDM despite also having a ring-type "ultrasonic" motor. But that was Tamron's, not Pentax'.
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Its like someone fit a MF camera in a 35mm!
Thatís a good thing!
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The DA*55 is larger than the other fifties with its 58mm filter size, but look at that thing - 72mm!

Big and beautiful, lot of corrective glass in there.

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QuoteOriginally posted by robjmitchell Quote
Its like someone fit a MF camera in a 35mm!

Thatís a good thing!


But its the wrong aspect ratio


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A zeiss Milvus is $1200 though. Sony is expensive in lenses. The Sigma 50 1.4 sells for $950. I think the D FA* 50 1.4 will be something like $1200-1300
The new HD Pentax D FA ? 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens rumored to be priced around $1,300 | Pentax Rumors
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fcsnt54 Quote
But its the wrong aspect ratio
You could crop the sides to get a 32 MPix single-shot, about a 60-70 MPix equivalent pixel shift shot or about a 50 MPix equivalent dynamic PS shot.

Or use composition adjust with a 2-shot pano to deliver a 41.5 Mpix pano.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photoptimist Quote
You could crop the sides to get a 32 MPix single-shot, about a 60-70 MPix equivalent pixel shift shot or about a 50 MPix equivalent dynamic PS shot.



Or use composition adjust with a 2-shot pano to deliver a 41.5 Mpix pano.


Thats what i usually do with the k1 unfortunately. Luckily i have the big brother or the tiny stepchild for when i dont want to crop( which is most of the time), im trying to get use to the 2:3 though


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I've been advised that it will be around £1100. UK prices include 20% VAT, so that equates pretty closely with $1300 + tax at current exchange rates. That works out cheaper than the current UK price for the FA Ltd 31...
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The (probable) Tokina version of this lens is already on BHphoto: Tokina opera 50mm f/1.4 FF Lens for Canon EF B&H Photo Video



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Designed by Tokina to allow photographers to create true works of art, the opera 50mm f/1.4 FF is a fast normal-length prime lens for Canon EF-mount DSLRs. Its especially bright f/1.4 maximum aperture offers improved control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques and also benefits shooting in difficult lighting conditions. This lens sports a refined optical design to match contemporary high-resolution sensors in order to realize a high degree of sharpness and clarity. Suiting a multimedia method of working, a ring-shaped ultrasonic motor has been used to provide fast, near-silent autofocus performance that is ideal for photograph and video applications alike. Additionally, this 50mm f/1.4 also sports a weather-sealed construction for working in inclement weather conditions.
Normal-length 50mm f/1.4 lens is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides an 80mm equivalent focal length. Notably bright f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords increased control over depth of field for isolating subject matter and working with selective focus techniques. Ring-shaped ultrasonic motor delivers quick, quiet autofocus performance that suits both stills and video applications. Electric diaphragm mechanism is used for stable, consistent exposure results and benefits working with fast continuous shooting rates. Weather-sealed construction enables working with the lens in trying environmental conditions.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
The (probable) Tokina version of this lens is already on BHphoto: Tokina opera 50mm f/1.4 FF Lens for Canon EF B&H Photo Video
Hmmm - all the stuff that would help one know one way or the other is "Not Specified by Manufacturer" - that might suggest that it's not pure Tokina, at minimum?

OTOH - it does claim (in some sense) to be designed by Tokina, but that might be semantics
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