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06-28-2018, 05:21 PM   #16
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It is ready for preorder.
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QuoteOriginally posted by neokind Quote
My mandarin isn't very good
Just have an orange instead.

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Good, just in time for the forum competition. I expect the number of posts to be 80,000 by the end of June.
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If I didnít own four fast 50s I would jump on this. Maybe Iíll sell the four and get one! .4 m close focusing doesnít sound that great for close focusing though.
Itís closer than any of the other Pentax 50mm lenses, except the macro.

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So far, from the Chinese review:
The starbursts are very good. Not DA15ltd quality, but still very good.
Bokeh seems smooth, highlights appear very uniform.
The bike pictures have a bit of 3D pop, but it's too early to tell. I want to see some portraits in front of busy trees, with light breaking through.

I think this is (obviously) a very good lens. It's not for me (too big, I prefer the limiteds), but good for the Pentax eco system. I'm looking forward to the next lenses!
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I don't do enough portrait/street work to justify the extra $ when I have the FF compatible DA* 55. I am curious to see what it would be like for a stitched panorama astro/landscape lens, but maybe not $1200 curious yet.

Still, good to see Pentax putting out this sort of high quality product.
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With rounded apeture blades I do not think you will get the starbursts produced by the straight apeture blades like those in the SMC DA 15.
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With rounded apeture blades I do not think you will get the starbursts produced by the straight apeture blades like those in the SMC DA 15.
Sure, but given that they are rounded, they're not that bad, no?

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QuoteOriginally posted by skierd Quote
Itís closer than any of the other Pentax 50mm lenses, except the macro.
Yes, slightly but I guess I will just have to keep my DFA 50 macro 😊
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QuoteOriginally posted by antipattern Quote
Sure, but given that they are rounded, they're not that bad, no?
Not bad at all, better bokeh they say.
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Well, it’s at the expected price point (what I expected) though I’d hoped it to be a bit less. I won’t pre-order, but I’ll be looking to get one shortly after it’s on the shelves.

I hope my 43 doesn’t get jealous...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Scorpio71GR Quote
With rounded apeture blades I do not think you will get the starbursts produced by the straight apeture blades like those in the SMC DA 15.
QuoteOriginally posted by Scorpio71GR Quote
Not bad at all, better bokeh they say.
That's what I was getting ready to say. May not give the starbursts as much, but bodes well for some nice bokeh. On a lens like this, I'll take the bokeh.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Scorpio71GR Quote
Not bad at all, better bokeh they say.
QuoteOriginally posted by twilhelm Quote
Well, itís at the expected price point (what I expected) though Iíd hoped it to be a bit less. I wonít pre-order, but Iíll be looking to get one shortly after itís on the shelves.

I hope my 43 doesnít get jealous...
I'm thinking maybe the cyber blasts around Thanksgiving. Also gives me time to recover from doing a K1 mark II upgrade, which I think I'll be doing. So spacing this out is good for keeping food on the table.

I'm not worried about my 43. That's just such a special lens, it will always have a place.

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Guess I should have made the above two posts to keep up the count, so just making up for it.
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