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Pentax smc FA 50mm f/1.4

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Format: Full-Frame
Price: MYR 1568.8

Overview

Excellent choice for lowlight handheld photography.

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F 50 mm A f/5.0 S 1/1250 I 80
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F 50 mm A f/1.4 S 1/3200 I 200
F 50 mm A f/2.8 S 1/25 I 100
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F 50 mm A f/10.0 S 1/800 I 200
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F 50 mm A f/3.2 S 1/4000 I 200
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F 50 mm A f/3.5 S 1/5 I 3200
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F 50 mm A f/4.0 S 1/640 I 200
F 50 mm A f/3.2 S 1/320 I 3200
F 50 mm A f/4.0 S 1/180 I 100
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F 50 mm A f/1.8 S 1/320 I 100
F 50 mm A f/2.2 S 1/1600 I 200
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F 50 mm A f/6.3 S 1/4000 I 200
F 50 mm A f/13.0 S 30 I 100
F 50 mm A f/5.6 S 1/500 I 400
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F 50 mm A f/4.5 S 1/4 I 800
F 50 mm A f/6.3 S 1/6 I 100
F 50 mm A f/2.8 S 1/320 I 400

Article

Standard lens for Pentax autofocus cameras with a bright f/1.4 aperture. The SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4 is an excellent choice for lowlight handheld photography, and effectively becomes a brilliant short telephoto portrait lens when used upon the *ist series of digital SLR cameras. The Pentax Super Multi Coating process provides the highest possible transmission of light.

If you use the SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4 with an *ist series digital SLR camera and desire the light-shielding contrast benefits from a lens hood, Pentax’s RH-RB49 hood provides the most effective shielding. While this hood would cause vignetting with a full-frame 24 x 36mm-type camera(such as a Pentax 35mm SLR), the smaller 23.5 x 15.7mm sensor size of the *ist series makes the RH-RB49 an ideal shielding device. In such applications, a 49mm polarizer can be used at the front of the hood with no darkening of the image corners.

Reviews

Pentax SMC-FA 50mm f/1.4 – Review by photozone.de

The Pentax SMC-FA 50mm f/1.4 is an oldie but a goodie. At medium apertures the lens is capable to produce stellar resolution figures. Typical for such lenses the results are a bit soft at f/1.4 and less so at f/2 but still usable. Distortions and vignetting are very well controlled. Lateral CAs are a little on the high side for a fix-focal. The build quality of the lens is just fine – same goes for the AF performance. Regarding its very low price tag it remains a highly recommended lens.

Pentax smc FA 50 mm f/1.4 review by lenstip.com

Although the “cons” list consists of as many as five items, the overall performance of the lens should be assessed as good. This device seems to be a tad better suggestion than the Pentax 2.8/40 Limited, tested before – mainly because of better results at the edge of the frame. Up from f/2.8 aperture the lens generates outstandingly sharp images. By f/2.0 you can have some reservations about the frame edge and inadequate lighting conditions certainly might make some photographers use f/1.4. Doing so, they will not be exactly happy with the results but they can’t complain either because for this price the competitors offer you nothing better.

Malaysia Prices

Date Store Price (MYR) Warranty Note
1 May 2017 Shashinki 1568.8 Official
28 Apr 2015 Shashinki 1568.8 Official
25 Aug 2014 Shashinki 1480 Official
15 Jul 2013 Shashinki 1480 Official
7 Nov 2011 pentax2u.com 1450 Official