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HorusBennu 50mm F1.7 MC (PK)

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100% of reviewers $60.60 8.50
HorusBennu 50mm F1.7 MC (PK)

Made in China, 50mm Manual lens.
Min focus 18 inches.
6 Elements in 5 Groups
Filter diameter 52mm
All metal construction/ 200gr (7 oz)
Anti-flare coating.
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New Member

Registered: July, 2017
Posts: 15
Lens Review Date: October 13, 2017 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: None indicated | Rating: 9 

Sharpness: 8    Aberrations: 8    Bokeh: 9    Handling: 9    Value: 9    Camera Used: K-s1   

I think lens good.

Veteran Member

Registered: April, 2012
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 333
Lens Review Date: November 9, 2012 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $60.00 | Rating: N/A 

Pros: Cheap, rugged
Cons: Low sharpness
Sharpness: 7    Value: 8   

It has a nice colour rendering.

New Member

Registered: October, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 21
Lens Review Date: July 27, 2012 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $60.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Optically OK once stopped down, funny bokeh when open, cheap, fairly built
Cons: You can get a genuine pentax 50 1.7 for the same price
Sharpness: 8    Aberrations: 5    Bokeh: 9    Handling: 8    Value: 9   

This 50mm performs very well once stopped down (and better than my FA 50), like most of manual 50mm. It's small and fun to use and doesn't look ridiculous even on a K-5.

At full aperture, the image quality is... well, let's say creative... It bears a huge spheric aberration, which leads to a very strange mix of fine details and fuzzy blobs. The bokeh is interesting, especially in the corners of the frame (some lines may appear clear, even if clearly out of focus). Shooting light sources nightly also produces funny patterns.

Registered: November, 2008
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 1,444
Lens Review Date: May 26, 2012 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $56.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Cheap as chips, very well built, focus ring is firm, manual
Cons: A little soft at f/1.7
Sharpness: 8    Aberrations: 8    Bokeh: 8    Handling: 8    Value: 9   

This is a very good lens for the price, and as long as you don't expect it to be a Pentax M 50, you won't be disappointed. Its a wee bit soft wide open but performs very well in the mid range. Focus ring is firm, but not stiff, as is the aperture ring. The plastic lens cap leaves a lot to be desired and will be replaced with a generic before long.

Some example shots follow:

Glass Front by kyte50, on Flickr

and a 100% crop from the original size of the above

Glass Front 100% by kyte50, on Flickr

Bokeh looks fine by kyte50, on Flickr

DogJogging by kyte50, on Flickr

Horusbennu2 by kyte50, on Flickr
New Member

Registered: April, 2012
Location: Prague
Posts: 18
Lens Review Date: May 17, 2012 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $64.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: It is cheap for begin entering MF !
Cons: Nothing
Sharpness: 8    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 8    Handling: 8    Value: 10   

I bought this lens from Ebay. The seller ship it from Korean.

With that price, we have a new MF lens with big aperture 1.7. I feel ok to shot in 1.7 but around 2.8 will be more sharpness.
The image quality is very fine, it remembers me the CCD images. Build quality is very solid. Highly recommend !
New Member

Registered: April, 2012
Posts: 4
Lens Review Date: April 10, 2012 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $45.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Very cheap, good build quality & good value for money.
Cons: Filter ring is prone to damage if dropped
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 8    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 9    Value: 9   

Very cheap, all-steel construction & good value for money. It's downsides though that if you drop the lens by accident (if it ever happens) the filter ring is prone to dinting which renders filters useless.
New Member

Registered: November, 2011
Posts: 2
Lens Review Date: January 24, 2012 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: None indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: Sharp and inexpensive.
Cons: Manual
Sharpness: 8    Aberrations: 8    Bokeh: 8    Handling: 8    Value: 10   

Nice cheap new lens.
Veteran Member

Registered: January, 2011
Location: Minahasa, North Celebes (Sulawesi)
Posts: 585
Lens Review Date: April 23, 2011 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: None indicated | Rating: 8 


OK, for the sake of knowledge I have to put on these:

Brothers they are

..and probably there's still a lost brother out there.. or even some more
New Member

Registered: December, 2010
Location: Bratislava
Posts: 7
Lens Review Date: February 12, 2011 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $66.90 | Rating: 7 

Pros: Sharp stepped down, price, sturdy built
Cons: Manual focus

Great lens for the price, if you can live with the manual focus.
This is example of macro using macro extension ring
New Member

Registered: September, 2010
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 22
Lens Review Date: September 16, 2010 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $66.90 | Rating: 8 

Pros: Inexpensive, 'sharp' looking
Cons: Non so far

Lens arrived today so my review may need to be revised after a while! So far I've taken about 50 test shots and as of now things look pretty good. The lens came with a UV Filter, bonus, have to have one for every lens.
Focus down to about 18" not too bad.
Easy movement of aperture and focus rings, not loose (yet)
Still a little bit skeptical of the product but will do my best to be fair in next review, if needed!
Will post some images later, surgery tomorrow so may not be back 'till the weekend, Yuk.

Registered: July, 2010
Location: NV/CA
Posts: 369
Lens Review Date: July 26, 2010 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $66.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Sharp above F2.0, easy to use, inexpecive
Cons: Soft at 1.7,

Very nice lens overall, focus ring is tight at first but does get much smoother after some use.
As with most lenses, it's a bit on the soft side when fully open (1.7) but after F2 it gets very sharp.
Flare resistance is above average to excellent.
Its not a better or superior lens to Pentax manual line but for the current price, it's worth checking it out in my opinion. Very fun lens to play with.

Few shots:

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