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02-21-2017, 07:09 PM   #31
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Was the hood on?

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Was the hood on?
nope.
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Why is a normal 50mm f1.4 a star lens? I would understand if it was f1.2 but f1.4 is so common. With star lens comes star price.
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Oh come on now.. please don't start complaining about size or price. They offer us a Sigma equivalent and now people don't want it? * rating means it's going to be * quality. You don't get that for bargain basement prices or size these days.

I hope there is more than 1 lens discussed during CP+ though.. 20/24/85 ? Bring them onnnn.

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i found the 55mm to vignette with the hood on, especially when underexposed, which is sometime necessary. that plus the CA made it unacceptable for me, so i sold it. no arguing with it's resolving power though. now i have a k 50mm 1.2 and it's wonderful. if the new 50mm has ca under control, it will be a welcome addition.... unless it's $1200, then i'll pass. the more lenses the better, keep 'em coming, even if they're not for me.
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DFA 20mm (or wider) up next!
*crosses fingers*
02-21-2017, 07:17 PM - 4 Likes   #37
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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
Product information:
・An image circle accommodating the image size of 35mm full-frame digital cameras
It appears to be even larger. (OK, had to google whether it was just an unfortunate typo or a term I had not heard in this context.)

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QuoteOriginally posted by cesarfishman Quote
nope.
From what I understand lens rentals quoted by some one, all manufactures have about a 4% rate for their lenses being defective upon delivery. That's 1 on 25. It sure sounds like you were one of the lucky ones. I think Rondec has both a K-1 and a DA* 55, maybe he'll weigh in.

Another DA*55 on K-1 image

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/122-lens-clubs/73997-da-club-279.html#post3679413

Sandy Hancock


Including this one shot close to infinity/


From tis post...
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/122-lens-clubs/73997-da-club-277.html#post3657766

And this one...
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/122-lens-clubs/73997-da-club-273.html#post3619697

There's lots of evidence this lens does fine on a K-1, unless it's defective.


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QuoteOriginally posted by sbc Quote
Why is a normal 50mm f1.4 a star lens? I would understand if it was f1.2 but f1.4 is so common. With star lens comes star price.
55 1.4 is not very expensive. 50mm F1.4 should not be above $1000.0... I think $800 might be a reasonable price...
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But they want something more than a sliver in focus...
TFW you focus on the eye and you can only get 1/2 the eyelash sharp.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
From what I understand lens rentals quoted by some one, all manufactures have about a 4% rate for their lenses being defective upon delivery. That's 1 on 25. It sure sounds like you were one of the lucky ones. I think Rondec has both a K-1 and a DA* 55, maybe he'll weigh in.
That may very well be the case. I sold it on and stayed without a normal prime. I decided that if there wasn't something ready to sell by CP+ I would just pick up the 43mm ltd.

After I saw this announcement, I went over to the marketplace and someone had just listed a 43mm in mint condition, so I snapped that sucker up.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cesarfishman Quote
That may very well be the case. I sold it on and stayed without a normal prime. I decided that if there wasn't something ready to sell by CP+ I would just pick up the 43mm ltd.

After I saw this announcement, I went over to the marketplace and someone had just listed a 43mm in mint condition, so I snapped that sucker up.


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I would just pick up the 43mm ltd
You will find FA 43 has same, if not worse dark corners as you have seen on DA55. -- It does not mean the FA 43 is a bad one, they are just designed that way.
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Why is a normal 50mm f1.4 a star lens? I would understand if it was f1.2 but f1.4 is so common. With star lens comes star price.
What ??
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QuoteOriginally posted by starjedi Quote
55 1.4 is not very expensive. 50mm F1.4 should not be above $1000.0... I think $800 might be a reasonable price...
It is to me. I bought a DFA 50 macro instead. I lose the wider f stops but gain macro and super sharp images at f2.8. 50mm used to be a 'cheap' lens for people starting out but is now a premium lens.
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