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Algernon
Posted 08/06/2018 - 18:25 Link
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Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
Edited by Algernon: 08/06/2018 - 18:39
HarisF1
Posted 08/06/2018 - 18:59 Link
If I'm going to be honest, I don't think this lens is going to be all that desirable for anyone that isn't a pro. From these images, the bokeh looks pretty boring (my opinion), even though the lens looks to be outstanding in its sharpness. It'll be great for low light events.

For everyday shooting, is it really much better than the DA*55?
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LennyBloke
Posted 08/06/2018 - 19:14 Link
HarisF1 wrote:
If I'm going to be honest, I don't think this lens is going to be all that desirable for anyone that isn't a pro. From these images, the bokeh looks pretty boring (my opinion), even though the lens looks to be outstanding in its sharpness. It'll be great for low light events.

For everyday shooting, is it really much better than the DA*55?

It will be better than the DA*55/1.4 simply because the coverage is actually designed for full frame (as opposed to the happy accident of the superb DA*55) - so corner to corner sharpness will be better. I would expect CA to be better controlled (the DA*55 suffers at wider apertures but is easily PP'd), sharpness - not sure, IMO the DA*55 is ahead of other Pentax "standards" - Bokeh, who knows - it's subjective anyway but these examples (assuming they are actually taken with the D-FA*50/1.4) look good to me for situations that don't really make the best of the backgrounds.

I think it will be bought by more enthusiasts than pro's - I think it'll be cheaper than a second hand A*135 so I might be tempted

Exciting times
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pschlute
Posted 08/06/2018 - 22:04 Link
I cannot actually see the lens named in the exif ?

I do know which one it is though.
womble
Posted 08/06/2018 - 22:23 Link
Given my only "full frame" cameras are manual focus I'll stick to one of my collection of "vintage" nifty fifties. I'm glad there are new lenses coming out, however, if only to show the brand isn't dead in the water.

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stub
Posted 08/06/2018 - 22:28 Link
ok going to show my ignorance. But what is Lens ID - 8 64 ?
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HarisF1
Posted 08/06/2018 - 22:56 Link
LennyBloke wrote:
I think it'll be cheaper than a second hand A*135 so I might be tempted
Exciting times

OUCH.

You can tell I recently discovered the wonders of the 55
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ilovesaabs
Posted 08/06/2018 - 23:57 Link
pschlute wrote:
I cannot actually see the lens named in the exif ?

I do know which one it is though.

All it says is 50 mm f1.4, could be any lens.....
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pschlute
Posted 09/06/2018 - 01:26 Link
ilovesaabs wrote:
pschlute wrote:
I cannot actually see the lens named in the exif ?

I do know which one it is though.

All it says is 50 mm f1.4, could be any lens.....

According to the other Pentax forum, this photographer had a pre-production DFA 50mm 1.4 for testing. He had put some pictures in an album of flickr dedicated to the lens which he has now deleted. But some of the pictures are still available in the linked flickr album "Pentax K-1 Mark II"

I guess the lens id 8-64 is the pre-production 50mm 1.4. If it was an existing lens which is recognised by the camera, that would be shown underneath the camera type.
Algernon
Posted 09/06/2018 - 08:53 Link
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

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

Algi
Edited by Algernon: 09/06/2018 - 08:59
Simonmac
Posted 14/06/2018 - 22:57 Link
It is the new lens. There is a blog that features several shots.
www.flickr.com/photos/simac/
www.500px.com/simac

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