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FA 50mm F1.4 - record low price
Posted By: Adam, 05-18-2017, 01:03 PM

Amazon currently has the FA 50mm for $285 (fulfilled by amazon). This is the lowest new price we've observed in the US in over 14 months! - SMC Pentax FA 50mm f1/.4

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I've wanted one for as long as I can remember. Nice!
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The FA 50 1.4 is an impressive lens. I ended up selling mine and using the Pentax-A 50mm 1.7. It is sharper, lighter and has manual focus. All benefits IMO.
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For info, Adorama has one FA50mm f1.4 as E+ used for $189

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QuoteOriginally posted by hcc Quote
For info, Adorama has one FA50mm f1.4 as E+ used for $189
That's pretty good. For reference, the DA50/1.8 used to cost that much.
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I think I first bought this lens lens back in 2008 for about $190. I got so frustrated using it with my K20d (having to repeatedly switch focus calibration between 0 and -9 depending on lighting conditions) that I eventually sold it for like $325.

It's a great lens though when the conditions are right! And the new cameras should go a looooong way toward solving the color-temperature focus shift issue.

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