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04-20-2013, 04:02 AM   #1
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FA 50mm F1.7 on K30

Hi, there are some interesting advanced threads on this lens, and I've found I can get it used in France (where I live). I have a ridiculous newbie question (I only got my K30 yesterday). Will it work on my K30 ? Will the AF work on my K30 ?

04-20-2013, 04:10 AM   #2
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Yes, it will work on your K-30 like any other K-mount lens. You will have AF (autofocus) with this lens and later, if you like, you can drive into the world of MF (manual focus) lens in K-mount or M42 mount given that you use an adapter ... Enjoy, J

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Go for it, it will work on your K-30 like J said. Can you share how much you're paying for it?
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Yes it will fit and AF will work. Just lock the aperture ring to A. Its good lens, check out the sample photos and lens review database:
SMC Pentax-F 50mm F1.7 Reviews - F Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
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Yes it will fit and AF will work. Just lock the aperture ring to A. Its good lens, check out the sample photos and lens review database:
SMC Pentax-F 50mm F1.7 Reviews - F Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
SMC Pentax-FA 50mm F1.7 Reviews - FA Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database I think this would be the right one to check, you have one hell of a rare and sought after lens, in my opinion, but don't tell the seller he might bump up the price haha.
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https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/lens-sample-photo-archive/174806-super-mu...0mm-1-7-a.html

A wonderful lens, especially at the price I got it for...
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Right, the F is the older series, sorry about that.
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Bought both of these as impulse buys this month.

Pentax Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 M42
SMC Pentax FA 50mm f/1.7

Waiting for them to arrive.


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Waiting for them to arrive.
Enjoy them when you get 'em.
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the fa 50 1.7 is one of the best, it's my favorite lens, i like it most at f2.2 to f2.5 and also higher f stops, on my k-5 , and ii s. for what it's worth.
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Enjoy them when you get 'em.
Indeed... The Super-Tak. f/1.4 is getting shipped from New York, while the FA f/1.7 will be shipped from Japan. On their way from East and West

The Super-Tak. actually came in a dream of mine... LOL!
04-21-2013, 10:43 PM   #12
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Thanks

Thanks to all of you who've replied for your information and encouragement, and sorry I wasn't able to get back to you sooner. I'll let you know the transaction price when it's done.
I almost fell for an F advertised as an FA, but fortunately there was a photo I could compare to the Pentax d/b. Now I'm on to what seems to be the real thing.

Looking forward to hanging out on the forum !

Chris.
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It has arrived... Gear lust at it's finest.





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