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SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 - $149.00 - Australia
Posted By: Erdž, 10-31-2013, 10:26 PM

The ebay reseller for CR Kennedy Australia (dcxpert) has the SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 for just $149.00 plus $8 delivery Australia wide.
That's as cheap as I've seen it anywhere in Oz.

Pentax DA SMC 50mm F1 8 Black | eBay
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11-02-2013, 01:54 AM   #2
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Couldn't resist...

Pulled the trigger on one for close portrait (bokeh, subject separation) and low light work. Already have a DA35 2.4 on my k-x and a 40XS on my K-01, so it will be interesting to see if this is much different.

Shame Pentax don't make an affordable lens in the 70-77 range. I have a range of zooms from 10 thru 200, but I'm sick of their average IQ.

Thanks original poster for spotting this!

11-02-2013, 02:02 AM   #3
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Rokinon/Bower/Samyang 85 1.4 is great for that range, and at a great price imo. This deal is great too but I already have 5 50's. AF is a bonus but no aperture ring would feel weird.
11-02-2013, 02:49 AM   #4
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R/B/S 85mm f1.4 might be next

I fancy one of those as well, other than the bulk.

Having MF only is not ideal but I understand it works well with focus peaking on the K-01.

But its getting quite long at 130 FF equivalent, hence my wish that there was an affordable prime around 70mm.


11-04-2013, 03:57 PM   #5
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Thanks. The 16-45 is only 225.
11-04-2013, 04:21 PM   #6
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I too have eyed up the
QuoteOriginally posted by bibz Quote
Rokinon/Bower/Samyang 85 1.4
that bibz mentions. I have the Sigma 28mm 1.4 and love it.

The price on that DA 50 has me thinking...

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