Pentax 50mm F1.4 comparison: M, FA and DFA

Samples photos

There is probably no better way to judge a lens than by looking at the images it produces. In addition to the various lens clubs available on our forum and the sample photo search system, we've provided this gallery of sample images for your perusal.

Comparison samples

This section compares, side by side, a set of similar images taken with the three lenses under test.

M 50mm FA 50mm D FA* 50mm

Sample 1

F2

Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Sample 1

F4

Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Sample 2

F1.4

Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Sample 2

F2.8

Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Sample 3

F2.8

Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Sample 4

F1.4

Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Sample 4

F2.8

Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Sample 4

F5.6

Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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Image by bdery

K-1 | ISO 100

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M 50mm F1.4 Sample Gallery

This gallery contains images shot in a variety of scenarios. You can cycle through the images by clicking on one and using the left-right arrows. Many thanks to the users who contributed to this gallery. Whenever possible, we try to include information about the image parameters.

Image by chickentender

K-7 | 1/500 seconds | ISO 400

Full size (JPEG)

Image by jcdoss

K-1 | 1/90 seconds | ISO 25600

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Image by kh1234567890

K-7 | 1/500 seconds | ISO 200

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Image by kh1234567890

K-7 | 1/640 seconds | ISO 200

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Image by chickentender

K-7 | 1/800 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by chickentender

K-7 | 1/1600 seconds | ISO 400

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Image by jcdoss

K-1 | 1/2000 seconds | ISO 200

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Image by kh1234567890

K-7 | 1/200 seconds | ISO 200

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Image by kh1234567890

K-7 | 1/160 seconds | ISO 200

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Image by chickentender

K10D | 1/1000 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by chickentender

K-7 | 1/160 seconds | ISO 800

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Image by jcdoss

K-1 | 1/250 seconds | ISO 400

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Image by K David

K-3 | 1/400 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by kh1234567890

K-7 | 1/640 seconds | ISO 200

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Image by kh1234567890

K-7 | 1/1250 seconds | ISO 320

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Image by chickentender

K10D | 1/640 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by jcdoss

K-1 | 1/125 seconds | ISO 800

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Image by jcdoss

K-1 | 1/125 seconds | ISO 400

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Image by kh1234567890

K-7 | 1/160 seconds | ISO 400

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Image by chickentender

K-7 | 1/400 seconds | ISO 400

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Image by jcdoss

K-1 | 1/500 seconds | ISO 400

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Image by kh1234567890

K-7 | 1/500 seconds | ISO 400

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Image by chickentender

K-7 | 1/8 seconds | ISO 800

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Image by jcdoss

K-1 | 1/350 seconds | ISO 210

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Image by chickentender

K10D | 1/4000 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by jcdoss

K-1 | 1/180 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by jcdoss

K-1 | 1/500 seconds | ISO 200

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Image by kh1234567890

K-7 | 1/1250 seconds | ISO 200

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Image by kh1234567890

K-7 | 1/1250 seconds | ISO 200

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Image by K David

K-7 | 30 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by jcdoss

K-1 | 1/180 seconds | ISO 1600

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Image by chickentender

K-7 | 1/4000 seconds | ISO 200

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Image by K David

K-3 | 1/20 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by jcdoss

K-1 | 1/180 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by chickentender

K-100D Super | 1/350 seconds | ISO 400

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Image by jcdoss

K-1 | 1/250 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by jcdoss

K-1 | 1/60 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by jcdoss

K2 | ISO 400

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Image by jcdoss

K2 | ISO 100

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Image by chickentender

K10D | 1/320 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by jcdoss

K2 | ISO 100

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Image by K David

K-3 | 1/50 seconds | ISO 1250

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Image by jcdoss

K-1 | 1/125 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by chickentender

K-7 | 1/5 seconds | ISO 800

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FA 50mm F1.4 Sample Gallery

This gallery contains images shot in a variety of scenarios. You can cycle through the images by clicking on one and using the left-right arrows. Many thanks to the users who contributed to this gallery. Whenever possible, we try to include information about the image parameters.

Image by bdery

K-1 | F2 | 1/1000 seconds | ISO 4000

Full size (JPEG)

Image by rx7ong

K-3 | F9.5 | 57 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by bdery

K20D | F4.5 | 1/160 seconds | ISO 640

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Image by bdery

K-1 | F3.5 | 1/160 seconds | ISO 3200

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Image by rx7ong

K-5 | F8 | 8 seconds | ISO 200

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Image by bdery

K-1 cropped | F2.5 | 1/60 seconds | ISO 2000

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Image by bdery

K-1 | F2.5 | 1/320 seconds | ISO 2000

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Image by bdery

K-1 | F2 | 1/80 seconds | ISO 2500

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Image by bdery

K-1 | F2 | 1/25 seconds | ISO 3200

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Image by rx7ong

K-5 | F8 | 8 seconds | ISO 200

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D FA* 50mm F1.4 Sample Gallery

This gallery contains images shot in a variety of scenarios. You can cycle through the images by clicking on one and using the left-right arrows. Many thanks to the users who contributed to this gallery. Whenever possible, we try to include information about the image parameters.

Image by fehknt

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/60 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by DirkWitten

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/30 seconds | ISO 400

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Image by pschlute

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/350 seconds | ISO 200

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Image by ranchy

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/125 seconds | ISO 160

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Image by DirkWitten

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/250 seconds | ISO 400

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Image by pschlute

K-1 | F2.8 | 1/1000 seconds | ISO 200

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Image by DirkWitten

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/250 seconds | ISO 400

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Image by pschlute

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/350 seconds | ISO 200

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Image by ranchy

K-1 | F12.5| 1/200 seconds | ISO 320

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Image by fehknt

K-1 | F2 | 1/60 seconds | ISO 3200

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Image by ranchy

K-1 | F1.8 | 1/200 seconds | ISO 400

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Image by DirkWitten

K-1 | F11 | 20 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by DirkWitten

K-1 | F1.4 | 13 seconds | ISO 640

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Image by DirkWitten

K-1 | F1.4 | 30 seconds | ISO 640

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Image by ranchy

K-1 | F1.8 | 1/200 seconds | ISO 640

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Image by DirkWitten

K-1 | F11 | 13 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by fehknt

K-1 | F16 | 30 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by fehknt

K-1 | F8 | 1/30 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by dcpropilot

K-1 | F2.2 | 1/2000 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by DirkWitten

K-1 | F10 | 1 second | ISO 100

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Image by ranchy

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/200 seconds | ISO 400

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Image by DirkWitten

K-1 | F13 | 2 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by DirkWitten

K-1 | F14 | 30 seconds | ISO 100

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Image by ranchy

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/200 seconds | ISO 250

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Image by pschlute

K-1 | F1.7 | 1/250 seconds | ISO 200

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Image by DirkWitten

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/160 seconds | ISO 2000

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Image by fehknt

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/350 seconds | ISO 100

Full size (RAW JPEG)

Image by DirkWitten

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/10 seconds | ISO 2000

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Image by DirkWitten

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/60 seconds | ISO 1250

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Image by pschlute

K-1 | F2.8 | 1/1000 seconds | ISO 200

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Image by DirkWitten

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/8 seconds | ISO 1250

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Image by DirkWitten

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/15 seconds | ISO 2000

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Image by ranchy

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/160 seconds | ISO 160

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Image by pschlute

K-1 | F2.8 | 1/1000 seconds | ISO 200

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