Modern 50mm Shootout: Pentax D FA* 50mm, Samyang 50mm, Pentax DA* 55mm F1.4

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.

DA* 55mm Rokinon 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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DA* 55mm 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 normhead

K-1 | F9 | 1/60 seconds | ISO 800
Full size (JPEG)

Image by repaap

K-1 | F2 | 1/80 seconds | ISO 100
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Image by normhead

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/640 seconds | ISO 1600
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Image by normhead

K-1 | F2 | 1/125 seconds | ISO 200
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Image by repaap

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/320 seconds | ISO 800
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Image by normhead

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/640 seconds | ISO 1600
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Image by repaap

K-1 | F1.8 | 1/1600 seconds | ISO 800
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Image by normhead

K-1 | F4 | 1/500 seconds | ISO 100
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Image by normhead

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/800 seconds | ISO 400
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Image by normhead

K-1 | F8 | 1/30 seconds | ISO 100
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Image by normhead

K-1 | F3.5 | 1/800 seconds | ISO 400
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Image by repaap

K-1 | F3.22 | 1/2000 seconds | ISO 100
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Image by normhead

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/6400 seconds | ISO 100
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Image by repaap

K-1 | F3.2 | 1/200 seconds | ISO 100
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Image by repaap

K-1 | F3.5 | 1/400 seconds | ISO 100
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Image by normhead

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/30 seconds | ISO 1600
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Image by normhead

K-1 | F4 | 1/60 seconds | ISO 400
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Image by normhead

K-1 | F8 | 1/160 seconds | ISO 100
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Rokinon 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 Tigs

K-70 | F5.6 | 1/500 seconds | ISO 800
Full size (JPEG)

Image by Tigs

K-70 | F7.1 | 1/250 seconds | ISO 100
Full size (JPEG)

Image by bdery

K-1 | F2.5 | 1/80 seconds | ISO 800
Full size (JPEG)

Image by Tigs

K-70 | F2 | 1/1600 seconds | ISO 100
Full size (JPEG)

Image by bdery

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/2500 seconds | ISO 320
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Image by bdery

K-1 | F2.2 | 1/25 seconds | ISO 320
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Image by Tigs

K-70 | F5.6 | 1/800 seconds | ISO 400
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Image by bdery

K-1 cropped | F4 | 1/1600 seconds | ISO 320
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Image by bdery

K-1 | F1.4 | 1/3200 seconds | ISO 320
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Image by bdery

K-1 | F5.6 | 1/400 seconds | ISO 400
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Image by Tigs

K-70 | F5.6 | 1/250 seconds | ISO 500
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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
Full size (RAW JPEG)

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
Full size (JPEG)


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