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12-30-2018, 08:56 PM   #1
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K3 with DFA* 50 1.4

Not great a driving this forum but did try have a good look. Even google didnít help much.

Trying to find some photos and or thread of someone using new DFA*50mm with a K3.

Would love to see how it looks on the K3. And hear users thoughts.

If someone could post a link or a photo and some thoughts that would be very appreciated.

Apart from the size I thought there would be more people running this set up as Iím sure Iím not the only person that loves 50mm on an Aps-c camera

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12-30-2018, 09:11 PM   #2
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Hi Luke, the only images on the forums with the " fat " 50 ( Sample Photo Search ) are from the K-1, K-1 II and the KP. Hopefully a member who owns
the K-3 and the lens, but hasn't uploaded any images yet, will chime in.

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12-31-2018, 02:32 AM   #3
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I"l be very happy to see some pictures with this lens/body combination.

Happy New Year to all of you!
12-31-2018, 02:54 AM   #4
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See here:
Portrait test with DFA 50 1.4, at 1.4 - PentaxForums.com

Gallery of images here using the K-1: Sonnschienalm | Flickr
Commentary here: DFA 50* 1.4 on the mountains - PentaxForums.com

More here: In the woods with the new DFA 50 1.4 - PentaxForums.com

Overall, looking to be a stellar lens, what you would expect from a STAR.
And don't worry about them being shot with the K-1, because it will be just as good (just cropped) on a K-3.

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Thanks Ash

I've read all the basic stuff I can see here about the lens

The one K3ii review I see in the review section says 'buy it now'. :-) Not overly helpful but points for effort for adding something as others don't even bother.

Was really hopping for some actual K3 with DFA* 50 attached photos of the camera lens combo and comments.

I see in the in-depth review the 50mm physical size next to the DFA 24-70 but believe that to be lighter? So not sure how the 50mm would handle on a K3?

Just thought somewhere on this interweb there would be a photo but I can't see one lol :-)

Im guessing it would have to be amazing on a K3 also

All good

Thanks again Ash!

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Here's an image of it on a K-3, from our very own forum database:


But seriously, what you see on the K-1, you pretty much see on the K-3. The K-1 is only marginally larger than the K-3 if grips are not attached to the cameras.
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Lol

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QuoteOriginally posted by Luke. Quote
. . . I see in the in-depth review the 50mm physical size next to the DFA 24-70 but believe that to be lighter? So not sure how the 50mm would handle on a K3? . . .
hope this might help out:


Diam x Length 80 x 106 mm (3.1 x 4.2 in.)
Weight 910 g (32.1 oz.)
w/ Hood: +45g
Read more at: HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW Reviews - D FA Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

Diam x Length 88.5 x 109.5 mm (3.5 x 4.3 in.)
Weight 787 g (27.8 oz.)
Read more at: HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Reviews - D FA Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

Size (W x H x D) 131.5 x 100 x 77.5 mm
Weight 715 g (800 g with battery and SD card
Read more at: Pentax K-3 - Pentax K-mount DSLRs - Pentax Camera Reviews and Specifications

Size (W x H x D) 136.5 x 110.0 x 85.5 mm
Weight 925g (1010 with battery and SD cards
Read more at: Pentax K-1 - Pentax K-mount DSLRs - Pentax Camera Reviews and Specifications

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I think what he is asking for are photos of the lens on a K-3ii. Here are some I just took quickly for him. Reduced in size for upload.
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And they might just be the first set of photos of this combo online anywhere. Itís a hefty lens, but Iím sure the IQ is worth it.
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It is a large lens but not overwhelming even on the K-3ii. Truth is I decided to hold on to my DA*55 1.4 because it is so compact and only give up a little to the big lens. So now I have both lenses but I use the DA* more.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mikesul Quote
It is a large lens but not overwhelming even on the K-3ii. Truth is I decided to hold on to my DA*55 1.4 because it is so compact and only give up a little to the big lens. So now I have both lenses but I use the DA* more.
Sounds like youíre gearing up to pair it with the K-1, keeping the 55 for the K-3.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
Sounds like youíre gearing up to pair it with the K-1, keeping the 55 for the K-3.
Sadly, I am not that orgainized, Ash! I will probably use the DFA 50 mainly for indoor work and keep the little DA55 for hiking, etc. I am the worst kind of amateur. I just love playing with the equipment and seeing what happens
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mikesul Quote
It is a large lens but not overwhelming even on the K-3ii. Truth is I decided to hold on to my DA*55 1.4 because it is so compact and only give up a little to the big lens. So now I have both lenses but I use the DA* more.
I note your K 3 II does not have the optional battery grip:

Pentax Battery Grip D-BG5 for K-3 / K-3 II reviews - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database
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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
??? He wanted to see the lens on the camera. I have the battery grip but almost never use it. No reason to add it for the picture. I am not one of those who thinks the grip adds "stability" with large lenses. De gustibus non disputandum est.
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