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Pentax smc FA 50 mm f/2.8 Macro

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Manufacturer Pentax
Model smc FA 50 mm f/2.8 Macro
Lens style Normal
Focal length 50 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 47 o
Closest focusing distance 0.18 m
Maximum magnification 1:1
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 0
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 7 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Pentax K
Dimensions 98.5 x 71 mm
Weight 385 g
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Average rating (4 owners reviews)
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4.83 Good
Owners reviews (4)
  1. Greg
    Greg 23 December 2015, 16:58
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    IP 96.58.x.x
    Owner since: more than 10 years
    Price: ?
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Autofocus is slow

    Pros: Sharp as it gets!! Sharp, sharp, & sharp!!

    Summary: Great patience, great photos...! Arguably, one of the sharpest lens ever made!

  2. Heribert
    Heribert 3 November 2013, 01:35
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    IP 91.0.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: no limiter

    Pros: extraordinary sharpness

    Summary: my sharpest lens, and also DFA100mm WR and Sigma 180mm/3,5 macro are mine

  3. FotoPete
    FotoPete 15 August 2010, 06:10
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    IP 99.225.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: The Clamp is a little finicky and the focus ring could have been a bit larger.

    Pros: Sharp, 1:1 Magnification, Metal body and Lens column.

    Summary: I use sticky manual focus but the few times I tried AF, it seems to work ok. Pentax AF seems to be generally indecisive. Sharp from the get go at f2.8 and very contrasty and the 1:1 macro ability is not something many 50mm macros can boast!

  4. Magma
    Magma 23 February 2010, 13:27
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    IP 217.71.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Slow and noisy autofocus, heavy lens

    Pros: I own a second hand one in F version, non FA, which has identical lens configutration with a different outer shell.Built like a tank, amazing sharpness and color rendition

    Summary: A very good lens, which let me take wonderful close ups.

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