Pentax SMC FA 50mm f/1.4

Pentax SMC  FA 50mm f/1.4
$99 - $272
50 mm
autofocus prime lens
f/1.4
  • Generic motor Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"I love love love this new lens, the quality of the photos is spectacular if done in the right lighting. I would absolutely recommend for novices and professionals alike."

bhphotovideo.com

"The pictures are very sharp. Low light is fantastic. I have not found anything I dislike about it."

bhphotovideo.com

"The photos are not sharp. In fact, there is a lot of softness at 1.4."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Pentax K-1.

Pentax K-1
39.5°
horizontal angle of view
50mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Pentax K-70, Pentax KP and Pentax K-3 II.

Pentax K-70
26.4°
horizontal angle of view
76.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Pentax FA 50mm f/1.4 vs other Digital camera lenses

Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.4
Length Quite short Help
38 mm
Diameter Small diameter Help
64 mm
Prime lens Prime lens Help
Typically very sharp

The Pentax FA 50mm f/1.4 vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use

Cons

The Pentax FA 50mm f/1.4 vs other Digital camera lenses

Zoom range Below average zoom range Help
1x

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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50 mm
Max focal length
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50 mm
Zoom range
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1x
Magnification
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1:6.7 (0.1)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/1.4
above average above average
Wide minimum
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f/22
Tele maximum
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f/1.4
above average above average
Tele minimum
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f/22

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Generic motor
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Pentax K
Length
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38 mm
above average above average
Diameter
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64 mm
above average above average
Filter size
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49 mm
Weight
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221 g

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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26.6°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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26.6°
Wide vertical
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17.8°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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17.8°
Wide diagonal
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31.7°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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31.7°

Competitors

DiscussionWhat do you think about the Pentax SMC FA 50mm f/1.4 lens?

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x (5:44 PM, March 03, 2013)
First of all its an excellent lens.


In your "Features" section, the thumbs down - below average. You are apparently penalizing the lens and Pentax due the apparent lack of a focus motor and image stabilization. Pentax has the screw drive and Image Stabilization built into all of their the bodies. Just because Nikon and Canon has it backwards, and gouges their customer$ on each lens, should not make it a negative reflection on Pentax. Please evaluate the lens on the merits, not on how Nikon and Canon choose to package their products.
 
Td_hoang (11:22 PM, January 19, 2012)
This is an awesome lens in very low or poor lighting.  It it very sharp focus so the pictures are awesome.