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Latest Review Posted SMC Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited
While I've owned this lens longer than anything currently in my kit (I buy and sell a lot of lenses), it's really gotten almost all its usage on the K-1. My review will concern its performance there, as I found the focal length not useful on a crop body. Sharpness and Resolution: 10 Mythical, exceeded only by the DA*55. Looking for something that will make the most of that 36MP sensor? Look no further than here. This lens resolves the tinniest of details, stuff that I can't see with my 20/15 vision until I get back into the editing room. Colors...superlative. They are accurate, punchy, deep, gorgeous. My buddies remark how pleasing the color of my photographs is and this lens is a major part of that. More than anything, this lens has a very natural way of rendering textures. It's very smooth and natural. My style of photography is often described as "cute" and "feminine" and the bokeh of this lens has been a major reason for that reputation. It's not overly sharp and harsh but rather soft with a gorgeous midtone contrast gradient. This lens can just make images that will make your heart flutter with the right subject. Aberrations: 7 Barrel and pincushion distortion don't exist, of course, but man...this lens fringes like crazy. Holy cow. It's often obvious at screen size. It is correctable, for the most part, but wow, it's really really obvious in high contrast situations. Put the a strongly backlit sky behind your model and you can expect...



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