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11-16-2014, 12:07 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
While the so called K lenses are old Takumars in a different package the Ms were different lenses recalculated to be smaller and lighter.
This is true, though the 50s are all planars* and perform as per the family characteristics. I own the ST 55/1.8, K 55/1.8, M 50/1.7, A 50/1.7 and DA 50/1.8 and they are all good with the 55/1.8 K probably being the best technically of the bunch, though only by a sliver of margin. That being said, it is the M 50/1.7 that is favored for K-mount film shooting. It handles the best and I prefer its rendering.

If your M 50/1.7 is performing poorly, it is a problem with your particular lens and not characteristic of the model.

Dang! Is this a thread hijack or what? Zombie thread too!


---------- Post added 11-16-14 at 11:15 AM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by OregonJim Quote
In case you want to know the price of such a setup 'back in the day', I still have my original box with price tag attached
Thanks for the photo. I should save it somewhere to use in the next discussion regarding what constitutes a "kit" lens and whether "kit" is synonymous with "junk".


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