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03-02-2014, 02:01 PM   #1
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Pentax DA* 55mm/f1.4 lens

Continuing with selling off some of my gear to fund other purchases, here for sale is my DA* 55/1.4 -- razor sharp and compact, in excellent condition, glass is clear. No SDM issues, it focuses quickly and accurately. I bought this lens not long ago from another PF member. I don't use it much, so it's gotta go to fund some new directions in photography. Both caps, hood, pouch, and original box included. Further details and reviews of this lens can be found here on Pentax Forums. Price is $550, and that includes PayPal fees and shipping by Priority Mail in the US.

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That is tempting, from your experience, how is the sharpness wide open?
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My 55/1.4 is very sharp. Comparing to 50/1.4 or 50/1.7, the DA 55/1.4 is sharper in the center from 1.4-2, similar after that, and much sharper in the borders at all apertures.
A great lens, and a great seller.
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PM sent.

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The rendering and bokeh are out of this world. Amazing optics.

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QuoteOriginally posted by zbrueningsen Quote
The rendering and boneheaded are out of this world. Amazing optics.
Boneheaded? Is that a technical term?
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My auto correct changed bokeh to boneheaded. Sorry! The bokeh is incredible on this lens. By far my favorite lens.
03-03-2014, 03:55 AM   #8
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Accurate focusing is critical. Used it a lot as a close focusing lens indoors.

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Anybody who is interested in this lens check out my latest review in the database on it. I think it is fair and accurate.
Here is a picture I took a few months ago of one of my girls. It is my K5-II and the DA* 55 at F/1.8. This is extremely sharp in the focal point. I think the image quality speaks for itself (and she is cute!)
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A sale is pending, but you guys are making me feel like I'm making a mistake.
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I just bought one for myself last week... it's an amazing piece of optics.
 

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