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F 50 f/1.7 eBay alert
Posted By: UncleVanya, 05-04-2016, 10:12 PM

See post below for link.
Buy it now price < $105!
I already have one, so I am sharing this news.

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05-05-2016, 07:21 AM   #2
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Relisted even cheaper...
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=191864675797&alt=web

I'm not surprised that no one saw this in time given the timing of the post, but I hope this helps someone this time around.
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Also have one myself. One of my sharpest lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by southlander Quote
Also have one myself. One of my sharpest lenses.
Several deals on this lens have popped up lately - I posted this one but no takers means I'm not posting more deals for now.
I'm surprised this gem is languishing - but the K-1 is likely soaking budgets right now. LOL.

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I think people go to the DA 1.8 instead
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QuoteOriginally posted by sergysergy Quote
I think people go to the DA 1.8 instead
Given the choice I would not turn down the DA 1.8 - I wish I could do a shootout between them to find out if there is any significant difference.
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Yeah, I think the DA50/1.8 is the same optically. Still not a bad deal considering the DA50 is back up to $116.95 on B&H. Sure, this one isn't new but you get a metal mount with it.
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I had both for a while. I personally prefer the F 50mm 1.7 to the DA 50mm 1.8. It was mostly a feeling decision though, as both lenses performed equally good on most regards. More precisely, my feeling was that the F 50mm 1.7 had a warmer tone (which I preferred) than the DA 50mm 1.8 which seemed to produce cooler image and I also preferred the out of focus transition of the F 50mm 1.7. That last point might have been highly influenced by the color tone of the image however.
I also shoot film, so the aperture ring was also a deciding factor. Had the DA 50mm 1.8 been a DC or SDM lens, I would have kept it.

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I have not used the 1.8 and I am very happy with the F 50 1.7 (plus it is FF; just in case I get a K1 in the FFuture)
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Other pluses are the aperture ring and the metal as opposed to plastic mount. The FA also is a rarish lens compared to the DA 1.8, F 1.7, and even the FA 1.4, so it commands a bit of a premium. More typical prices are in the high $100's-low $200's. The F1.7 prices have really taken a beating since the DA came out, but the FA has held somewhat steadier.
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