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12-03-2018, 02:43 PM - 1 Like   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
Get the D FA*, it's the best
and it's a "two-fer"; using a lens designed for APS-C sensors doesn't work as well as one might like on full-frame sensors, particularly at wide-open aperture settings. but the D FA*, having been designed for FF, will work great on APS-C.

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although the current cost might be an issue to some

https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/hd-pentax-d-fa-50mm-f14-sdm-aw.html
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although the current cost might be an issue to some
It can be had much cheaper ... if you swap to Canon or Nikon and buy the equivalent (made in the Pentax factory) Tokina Opera version.
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It is now $150 delta between the Tokina and the Pentax here in the USA per the big retailers. While still annoying it isn't as annoying as it had been.

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It is now $150 delta between the Tokina and the Pentax here in the USA per the big retailers. While still annoying it isn't as annoying as it had been.
Fair enough. I would pay that extra $150 for the IBIS that comes with Pentax. The Canikon versions lack any shake reduction.

By the way, it seems only the Nikon version of the Opera gets the new more accurate aperture control. I presume this is the same tech built into the Pentax version, that makes it unusable on the K5 and older bodies.
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