Porst 55/1.2


Link Posted 11/02/2008 - 12:18
Hello everyone. I'm a new one on Pentax forum. 190euro is it ok for Porst 55/1.2 ??? What you thinking about this lens? Has anyone used?


Link Posted 11/02/2008 - 13:41
Hi and welcome!

Niblue has one of those, I guess, and he seems to like it. Nevertheless, the Pentax-K 50mm F/1.2 is going for very affordable prices on the Bay. I sold mine a couple of months ago for less than that value (and now I kind of regret it... but the money for the 77mm had to come from somewhere).

Remember that ultrafast manual focus lenses are very hard to focus when wide open... it seems easy on the viewfinder, but you usually have only a few milimeters of DOF to play with at 1.2... that was the other reason I sold mine.

Have fun!


Link Posted 11/02/2008 - 14:23
I do indeed have one of the Porst 55mm F1.2's (see http://www.pbase.com/niblue/porst_55 for some example shots) which I like, however I think I paid about 30 or so for mine - no way would I pay 150 Euros for one.

I haven't had any problem accurarely focusing it with the DS or K10D and I mostly use mine wide open.
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