FS: SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.2 + Pentax hood


LennyBloke

Link Posted 14/01/2022 - 15:11
I bought this lens quite a while back but it just doesn't get the use it deserves due to my inability to get consistent focus (my eyes, not the lens!) - so I'm now using mainly Autofocus lenses. If you reading this you probably know all about the fastest 50 ever produced by Pentax, and this 'A' version has the advantage over the K of better mode compatibility with modern digital bodies, plus I suspect improved coatings.

Condition is superb, optically excellent (minimal dust) and cosmetically just minor silvering. These are becoming quite rare nowadays, cropping up less and less often. I'll include a Pentax dedicated lens hood too!

I'll take some photos of it when I get a chance, but if it's of interest please PM me.

Price 395 inc P&P

UK Only, Bank Transfer, PayPal Gift, Cheque or Cash on collection, inspection welcome.

LennyBloke

LennyBloke

Link Posted 14/01/2022 - 16:30
A few images of the little beauty....


















LennyBloke

mxisno1

Link Posted 14/01/2022 - 18:19
If you are willing to ship it to the USA, I will take it. Payment by PayPal?

LennyBloke

Link Posted 14/01/2022 - 18:40
mxisno1 wrote:
If you are willing to ship it to the USA, I will take it. Payment by PayPal?

Sorry - only UK shipping
LennyBloke

mxisno1

Link Posted 15/01/2022 - 02:13
Thank you!

LennyBloke

Link Posted 16/01/2022 - 11:35
A few sample images from the garden this morning....

f1.2



f1.2



f5.6



No additional sharpening, some contrast + highlight/shadow adjustment
LennyBloke

HarisF1

Link Posted 16/01/2022 - 14:09
This lens takes amazing close up portraits too, just to add. Great sharpness around the eyes and everything else just melts into buttery smooth bokeh.
All the gear with no idea

LennyBloke

Link Posted 17/01/2022 - 21:33
HarisF1 wrote:
This lens takes amazing close up portraits too, just to add. Great sharpness around the eyes and everything else just melts into buttery smooth bokeh.

You're right Haris - but getting the focus right is quite difficult sometimes (that depth of field is so thin) - I'll add some images showing the differences at it's first few stops.......
LennyBloke

HarisF1

Link Posted 17/01/2022 - 21:36
LennyBloke wrote:
HarisF1 wrote:
This lens takes amazing close up portraits too, just to add. Great sharpness around the eyes and everything else just melts into buttery smooth bokeh.

You're right Haris - but getting the focus right is quite difficult sometimes (that depth of field is so thin) - I'll add some images showing the differences at it's first few stops.......

My K-1 aged 15 DSLR years trying to capture the perfect shot of my young ones
All the gear with no idea

LennyBloke

Link Posted 17/01/2022 - 21:49
These 4 images were taken handheld earlier today and show the first four recorded aperture stops of this lens - f1.2, f1.3, f1.4 and f1.6 - they've all had the same processing (nothing too drastic) to remove the highlights, amend the contrast a bit and add a little sharpening. I'm not sure if the forum images will show at a size that shows the differences well enough so if you're interested you might want to take a look in the mini-album at Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/62460860@N05/albums/72177720296027024

Focus was on the lettering "SDM AW" - there is no vignetting correction or CA adjustments.....

1. f1.2



2. f1.3



3. f1.4



4. f1.6



Hope this of interest
LennyBloke
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