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50mm 1.7 f smc af

Posted 17/02/2013 - 17:00 Link
Is the 50mm smc f 1.7 af a good lens? I was wondering how does it compare with the with the manual 50mm 1.7?
Posted 17/02/2013 - 17:07 Link
Identical at every aperture I sold mine and kept a
Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7. If I need AF (which is very rare)
I use the 43mm LTD.

Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Posted 17/02/2013 - 17:10 Link
I have both F and A (and also M) versions. AS far as I am aware, the optics are identical. So the only practical difference is the F focuses faster, but I focus more quietly.
Posted 17/02/2013 - 17:33 Link
Hope so, I've just bought one...lots of very positive reviews on the "other" pentax forum

Posted 18/02/2013 - 11:48 Link
superb lens, regretted selling mine, but so happy to get it back
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff
Posted 19/02/2013 - 00:21 Link
I bought mine about 20yrs ago, excellent lens, the only draw-back being the focus ring is a little small and under-damped when focusing manually - no more so than other AF lenses though.

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