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04-20-2007, 03:14 AM   #1
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FA 50 F/1.4 Test at PhotoZone

Photozone released a review of Pentax SMC-FA 50mm f/1.4

Pentax SMC-FA 50mm f/1.4 - Photozone Review / Quick Test Report

Any comments?

I'm surprised with the results on Chromatic Aberrations.

04-20-2007, 04:26 AM   #2
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I think results are as expected.
I have it and CA was never a problem, I noticed however the softness wide open. But it isn’t unusable soft, here are examples at F1,4:






I like this lens very much. As a matter a fact, softness at borders is quit good for portraits

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I think the "softness" at f1.4 comes from the very limited DOF, as the stuff that's in focus is actually pretty sharp.
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I am not totally agreed that the FA50/1.4 is the reference lens of Pentax. I think as for reference lens, it should be the FA 43 Limited which is selected as one of the reference lenses of the Popphoto magazine.

The FA50 is just the standard lens of the old film days where Pentax's optics shined.

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Photozone released a review of Pentax SMC-FA 50mm f/1.4

Pentax SMC-FA 50mm f/1.4 - Photozone Review / Quick Test Report

Any comments?

I'm surprised with the results on Chromatic Aberrations.


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