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06-28-2018, 06:32 PM - 1 Like   #31
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My DA*55 will have to do for now. That lens sure looks good on the K-1 though.

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Some of my boys are asking questions.

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06-28-2018, 06:52 PM   #33
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QuoteOriginally posted by c.a.m Quote
Some of my boys are asking questions.
Haha! That's good. :-)

My A series has questions too...but no visible emotions.
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QuoteOriginally posted by OoKU Quote
First review frome China
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Oh, no, it looks pretty good!

$1200, and I didn't even want a 50 ... <sigh>

06-28-2018, 07:08 PM   #35
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I carefully read the Chinese review, which at the moment is the most authoritative and complete, from what I have seen and read, I think that Pentax (Ricoh) will recreate the magic of a not too far past,
it is a bit like "The Arab Phoenix" that rises from its ashes just like Pentax, which can not leave to chance all the work done in past decades. The PENTAX-D FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM,
I like, although the price is more for professionals, the weight is certainly not a feather, but the quality seen through the images and diagrams MTF, is undoubtedly an optics that will leave its mark, and not only,
you have to wait for the output of the other lenses.

P.S. I have now been informed that the 11-18 mm f/2.8ED DC AW will be released in 2019, so be patient and wait.

Lenses Road Map Updated

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Looks like a beautiful lens.
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That lens is insanely sharp from what I see. Unbelievable. Now I want one... But I can't afford one... But I still want it. One day.
06-28-2018, 07:55 PM   #38
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Product Overview | HD PENTAX-D FA?50mm F1.4 SDM AW | PENTAX STAR LENS | RICOH IMAGING

---------- Post added 06-28-18 at 08:04 PM ----------

B&H has it for pre-order @ $1199.99 USD

Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW Lens 21260 B&H Photo Video

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I wouldn’t bet on that
The price of * and Limited generally does not drop much over time.


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QuoteOriginally posted by tvdtvdtvd Quote
Edit: 910g. Mega ooph! It is difficult to wrap my head around the fact that the DFA50 weighs nearly three times
the A50/1.2.
That alone puts it in my no-go bucket. Those who need bragging rights and who have a gear porter in the field are welcome to buy, but, I'm not that guy. (Gear bag with wheels sort of like for golf clubs?)


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Won't be getting this lens but maybe I can pick up a DA* 55 for a really good price from people replacing it with this beast.
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QuoteOriginally posted by skierd Quote
It’s closer than any of the other Pentax 50mm lenses, except the macro.
Yep...0.45m has been the mark on the lens for pretty much forever.


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QuoteOriginally posted by antipattern Quote
The starbursts are very good.
An obvious sign of signature quality.


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Not bad at all, better bokeh they say.
Better bokeh with no disturbing six or eight-sided aperture reflections. I get nightmares from straight edges.


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QuoteOriginally posted by c.a.m Quote
Some of my boys are asking questions.
Perhaps you can give them starburst lessons?


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