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PENTAX smc FA 50 / 1,4

PENTAX smc FA 50 / 1,4
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189 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 reviews of PENTAX smc FA 50 / 1,4. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good reviews.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

On average, users rate this product 95/100 and experts rate this product 90/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for PENTAX smc FA 50 / 1,4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of PENTAX smc FA 50 / 1,4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and design. The usability and price also get good feedback.

price, usability, design, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax SMC 50mm f1.4 FA LensPentax smc 50mm f/1.4 FA Lens

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for PENTAX smc FA 50 / 1,4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of PENTAX smc FA 50 / 1,4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4 Lens

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Szymon Starczewski (lenstip.com)

Pentax smc FA 50 mm f/1.4

 

Although 50 mm lenses on small APS-C/DX sensors have lost a bit of its versatility, they are still very popular among amateur photographers. These simple, efficient and well done optical constructions with good fastness are perfectly suitable for, e.g....

solid but small barrel ; excellent image quality up from f/2.0 ; low distortion ; acceptable astigmatism ; good autofocus work ; relatively good transmission ; good work against bright light on stopping down the aperture

noticeable „soap” by f/1.4 ; high chromatic aberration ; narrow and not very comfortable manual focus ring ; weak work against bright light at the maximum relative aperture ; too high coma

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Markus Stamm (photozone.de)

Pentax SMC-FA 50mm f/1.4

 

It took a while but welcome to the first Pentax lens test here at Photozone.As usual we'll start with a reference lens, typically 50mm primes and thePentax SMC FA 50mm f/1.4 qualifies here. Despite being one of the mostaffordable Pentax branded lenses...

The Pentax SMC-FA 50mm f/1.4 is an oldie but a goodie. At medium apertures thelens is capable to produce stellar resolution figures. Typical for such lensesthe results are a bit soft at f/1.4 and less so at f/2 but still usable. Distortions and...

Consumer review by: Snap Turtle (rakuten.com)

The one perfect lens

 

If I had to chose a single lens and no others, this would probably be it. The substantial, solidly-built Pentax P-FA 50mm 1.4 is fast and sharp. It autofocuses extremely quickly, but is easily converted to a manual lens if desired via a switch on the...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Tord (slrgear.com)

Pentax 50mm f/1.4 SMC P-FA review by Tord

 

This is quite like the Pentax 50 I had 40 years ago, but it is optimized for a modern camera, and has autofocus, and an aperature ring, so you can set the aperature manually, if you want (excellent for 'dumb' extension tubes).

Fast, cheap, and compact

Very tiny focus ring

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: phoxhill (slrgear.com)

Pentax 50mm f/1.4 SMC P-FA review by phoxhill

 

A very usefull small telephoto, sharp with a wonderfull bokeh.

Very sharp from f/4 to f/8 / ideal for protraits / cheap

soft wide open

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Robert Kreutzmann (slrgear.com)

Pentax 50mm f/1.4 SMC P-FA review by Robert Kreutzmann

 

This is a top quality and rather cheap lens alternative to the highest quality and expensive lenses from the Pentax brand. I often use it as a all round lens under any situations; from the poor light indoor, in the sharp sunlight and in the portrait...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: grim grimsson (slrgear.com)

Pentax 50mm f/1.4 SMC P-FA review by grim grimsson

 

This lens is reasonably sharp from f2.8, but at wide open it is a bit soft. It is cheap, and for the price it is a good lens. If the extra cost is no issue, I prefer the 40mm limited lens, which is better in any aspect.

Cheap

Soft wide open

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: NYPhotographer (photographyreview.com)

Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4 - (35mm Primes)

 
Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: joekashi (slrgear.com)

Pentax 50mm f/1.4 SMC P-FA review by joekashi

 

Build quality is more than adequate. This lens is a very nice addition to a Pentax bag. It's certainly a lot faster than the kit lens and also quite a bit sharper by F4.

Small, very sharp, cheap, good short portrait or tele lens, very compact and light

None

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: skingsley (pricegrabber.com)

Normal SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4 Autofocus Lens

 

I purchased the SMPC-FA 50mm f/1.4 lens for my Pentax K100D SLR digital camera. I wanted a fast lens for indoor photos without spending over $200.00. This lens fits the bill. It works and gives excellent shots. The lens was originally made for film...

Very fast lens that allows indoors photo without a flash. Works with both film and digital pentax cameras. Small and light weight. Auto focus.

None that I have oberserved.

Oct, 2007

Product Specifications

When you are looking for something, you want to make sure you know what it is when you find it. Pentax lenses provide unmatched accuracy and color representation. You need this type of lens when you are looking to produce an image that is clean, clear and will last a long time. Don't forget to ask for a smile.

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Pentax/Samsung
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens
Usage:Digital + Analogue Cameras / Digital Cameras
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