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    Hi everyone, I like photo with bokeh effect so I intending to get a 50mm Len for my kx..which are the choices that I can choose from.thank in advance

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    FA 50mm f1.4 ...

    Whats more to say?
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    Act sigma also have 50mm f1.4.... Correct me if I m wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by edd1388 View Post
    Act sigma also have 50mm f1.4.... Correct me if I m wrong
    Yes, but Pentax is way cheaper . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    Yes, but Pentax is way cheaper . . .
    Any more recommend Len other than 50mm F1.4!just to check any more choices...

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    sorry.....but it's not LEN... it's LENS.

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    Actually any of the fast 50mm (50/2, 50/1.7, 50/1.4) are able to do this. Depends on budget, AF/MF preferences.
    Last edited by pinholecam; 24th May 2010 at 08:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edd1388 View Post
    Any more recommend Len other than 50mm F1.4!just to check any more choices...
    1 LENS
    2 LENSES No such thing as LEN

    A50mm F1.2
    A50mm F1.4
    A50mm F1.7
    A50mm F2.0

    M50mm F1.2
    M50mm F1.4
    M50mm F1.7


    etc, etc . . .
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    LEN got - Live Earth Neutral.
    I say the lens is the soul of a camera. What about the body? Well, it's just the body...

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    I am in the midst of preparing my own comparison shootout of the following 50mm prime lenses for Pentax K-mount:

    FA 50mm f/1.4
    FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro
    A 50mm f/1.4
    A 50mm f/1.7
    A 50mm f/2
    A 50mm f/2.8 Macro
    M 50mm f/1.4
    M 50mm f/1.7
    Sigma 50mm f/2.8 Macro

    will throw in the FA 43mm f/1.8 Limited as well, and maybe the DA 50-200mm WR just to mix things up.

    No f/1.2 lenses to test unfortunately.

    Will post the results at a later date. Coming soon.

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    Thank everyone for the information.do u all have any pic taken in 50mm f1.7 0r 50mm f2?if have can post?as I saw some pic taken with 50mm f 1.4, just want To see the dif...thank

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    I have posted some of the photos taken using SMC A50mm f/1.7 in Flickr. All the photos were taken as jpeg straight from K200D and no post-processing were done.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/4222322...entaxa50mmf17/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/4222322.../smcpa50mmf17/
    PentaxK200D, Tamron18-250mm,SMC A50mm f/1.7,SMC M28mm f/2.8,Sigma AF30mm f/1.4

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    there's another lens but very exp, but i heard that it one of the best. if you got the money buy it, it the DA* 55mm f1.4. If not wrong cost about S$1000+++
    Pentax K-x, Pentax Super A, Tamron 17-50 f2.8, Tamron AF70-300mm, Pentax-M 50mm f1.7

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    creampuff, still have the prices for the lens you bought?
    or anyone have a rough estimate on the prices for the lens?

    A 50mm f/1.4
    A 50mm f/1.7
    A 50mm f/2
    M 50mm f/1.4
    M 50mm f/1.7

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    Quote Originally Posted by takane View Post
    creampuff, still have the prices for the lens you bought?
    or anyone have a rough estimate on the prices for the lens?

    A 50mm f/1.4
    A 50mm f/1.7
    A 50mm f/2
    M 50mm f/1.4
    M 50mm f/1.7
    Based on some recent local transactions, price in SGD:

    A50/1.4: 280
    A50/1.7: 150
    A50/2: 75
    M50/1.4: 150
    M50/1.7: 100
    M50/2: 50

    Price might vary to match lens' condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    I am in the midst of preparing my own comparison shootout of the following 50mm prime lenses for Pentax K-mount:

    FA 50mm f/1.4
    FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro
    A 50mm f/1.4
    A 50mm f/1.7
    A 50mm f/2
    A 50mm f/2.8 Macro
    M 50mm f/1.4
    M 50mm f/1.7
    Sigma 50mm f/2.8 Macro

    will throw in the FA 43mm f/1.8 Limited as well, and maybe the DA 50-200mm WR just to mix things up.

    No f/1.2 lenses to test unfortunately.

    Will post the results at a later date. Coming soon.
    Thanks Denis for the great effort. Looking forward to your results soon

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    I am still very new to dslr.act heard from some forum that they use hood on their camera.sorry to ask what the purpose for it? Does it make e pix nicer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edd1388 View Post
    Thank everyone for the information.do u all have any pic taken in 50mm f1.7 0r 50mm f2?if have can post?as I saw some pic taken with 50mm f 1.4, just want To see the dif...thank
    50/2 @f2



    50/1.7 @f1.7


    Certainly not an objective test.
    I have found very little difference between the 2 (pixel peeping aside).
    The f1.7 does not really give too much advantage in shutter speed (its just a +0.3 ev to exposure or a really small +0.3 increase to ISO). Very often, the camera does not even meter the difference.

    When focused close enough, there is little to complain about regarding the lack of DOF for both of them.
    Rant : I just don't like the the 'bokeh type shots'. To me its just a shot with shallow DOF.


    I would get either one based on budget and availability.
    Hell! I've got 2 or each and 50/1.4 on the way and I've sold my prev Cosina 50/1.4
    Last edited by pinholecam; 25th May 2010 at 02:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edd1388 View Post
    I am still very new to dslr.act heard from some forum that they use hood on their camera.sorry to ask what the purpose for it? Does it make e pix nicer?
    protect front element from accidental knocks and scratches and reduce flaring due to stray light. i also find that a hood makes the lens look nicer.




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    after seeing the 50/2 and 50/1.7, guess i'll go for A50/2...

    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Based on some recent local transactions, price in SGD:

    A50/1.4: 280
    A50/1.7: 150
    A50/2: 75
    M50/1.4: 150
    M50/1.7: 100
    M50/2: 50

    Price might vary to match lens' condition.
    thanks fengwei, from B&S or shop? *didnt get to see forum up close since at work.. and at home, minister of finance looks over my shoulders makes it hard for me to view any such stuff.. *she knows im poisoned.. first i got the bag, then i bought the box, then i kept looking for hood, flash, remote, 50mm, tripod, and the next thing you know.. also looking at things to sell from my room

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