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08-06-2018, 08:08 AM - 1 Like   #16
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He is never going to be Mr. Production value but he has an honest enthusiasm for gear and it comes through. That is why he is fun to watch, it is like your excitable nephew discovered high quality photographic gear and wants to tell you about what he has learned.

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No regrets with the new 50mm f1.4. Didn't need to see cameravilles review of it but at least there was some proof provided. Lee i believe his name is gets repetitive when he gets excited. He also moves around the side by side images too quickly considering how slow youtube is to send a fully resolved video packet. Most times i just download the videos to view offline which is a better experience.

The 85mm if as good as the new 50 mm will also make it into my collection. These new lenses will help out Pentax and i am pleased that i spent the money on this rather than on the MK2 upgrade.

As for Cameraville. It's lucky that he has access to a reliable source of Pentax equipment. Some other similarly hyperactive reviewers claim not to have any access to Pentax at all which is debatable. I did take note that he split the actual review into three parts claiming the "boring" factor. It's not going to make it into youtube main stream list with the new rules but it will get more unique views.

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Good news to Pentax (not so much for me, 50 is not my thing), im just hoping the upcoming apsc UWA beats the [insert best regarded UWA here].
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This makes me excited for the DFA 85. That is one lens I would consider buying.

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QuoteOriginally posted by solitudebound Quote
The 85mm if as good as the new 50 mm will also make it into my collection.
Will weight 2kg is as good as the 50, that will be an issue. But the thing is, give me a 85mm 90% as good as the DFA*50 and I'll be happy because right now I have a Samyang 85 1.4 that is not ever sharp stopped-down to f8.
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If I owned the Pentax K-1 I would be all over this lens. (unless my wife found out)
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very good review, the new star lens honoring the tradition of the name.
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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
Will weight 2kg is as good as the 50, that will be an issue. But the thing is, give me a 85mm 90% as good as the DFA*50 and I'll be happy because right now I have a Samyang 85 1.4 that is not ever sharp stopped-down to f8.
I think that it will be as good, or even better than 50(85 I mean). could it be that those lens measures would be quite close each other? perhaps this new 70-200, 50 ... * line has unique line of how they will look, to make em completelly stand out. Some speculation was made of 70-200 shape. because others (caniconron)are not asístraight pipesí. Now that would be interesting!? -pure speculation-

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I've seen a couple of his reviews. I don't mind his grammar. I like his review comparing the K-1, Sony A7 and Nikon D850. They're fair and unbiased.
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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
I've compared a number of images from both lenses, the sigma Art is very good in a way that it render excellent images, but the Pentax D-FA*50 is a step up from the sigma Art, especially with regards to sharpness wide open (subject separation) I like the contrast and colors better on the Pentax.
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If I owned the Pentax K-1 I would be all over this lens. (unless my wife found out)
I am. It was immediately noticable that this lens is different. I'm enjoying it like no other lens, regardless whether star or limited lens. It's a different category. Every other lens feels old now. Great sharpness, impressive colours and contrast, no flare, fast AF, close focussing and it's silent, this lens has it all.

For KP users this should already be the ultimate 85mm equivalent, or not?
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QuoteOriginally posted by sbh Quote
I am. It was immediately noticable that this lens is different. I'm enjoying it like no other lens, regardless whether star or limited lens. It's a different category. Every other lens feels old now. Great sharpness, impressive colours and contrast, no flare, fast AF, close focussing and it's silent, this lens has it all.

For KP users this should already be the ultimate 85mm equivalent, or not?
Close 85. 55 is more so. But who cares of those little things..this greatly reminds me of my DFA *70-200 experiences. It makes test of my exsisting lenses in shame. I donít own 50. Going to wait for 85. But I just might leap to 50. It would mean selling my 55, 43, and 77. Loving my 43...well 77 and 55 could go. Maybe.
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QuoteOriginally posted by str8talk83 Quote
I laugh at his grammar too sometimes, but he seems like a nice guy and I respect that heís open to talking about Pentax gear and comparing it to other brands. His testing methodology is improving with each video and this comparison answered a lot of questions that I would have if I was trying to decide whether I should buy this lens or not.
I also like his videos except when he starts laughing non stop
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this DFA* 50 on APS ...

... could take the place my A* 85 had back in the days of film.
Problem is, when I would it I would want a FF camera to go with it - will need to win one.
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Sigma Art has only one advantage. It has a family of other ART lenses surrounding it. D-FA 50 has some old friends, but no family yet.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zapp Quote
Sigma Art has only one advantage. It has a family of other ART lenses surrounding it. D-FA 50 has some old friends, but no family yet.
They have also USB dock, a feature that is very good if you like to max out your focus in relation to specific distances. A feature that I would like for DFA 24-70, two copies I have had in my hands had less or more need of adjustment on different focal lengths and distances that could not be addressed by in camera AF fine adjust feature.
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