The last apple

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Nothing special this one, I just thought I'd have a play with the M 50mm f/1.7 that I picked up through PU last month.

I don't think I get the sharpness some people achieve from this lens. That may be down to improving my skills and perhaps ditching the UV filter. Or perhaps I need to use a hood (I've noticed this lens flares easily).

There's also colour fringing on high contrast edges that I haven't managed to lose in PP, but this is quite a tough test.

Can't complain for the money though! I wanted to try it out to see if it was the type of lens I'd use and get on with.

Are the F 50mm f/1.7 and FA 50mm f/1.7 lenses based on the same glass? Are they basically automated versions of the M 50mm?
15/01/2013 - 15:02WaypointCharlie
CategoryFlowers & plants
Shutter Speed1/400
Focal Length50mm


Link Posted 15/01/2013 - 17:18
I think any flare will be down to the filter. Pentax lenses shouldn't flare easily, if at all. So ditch the filter and get a hood.

All the fifties are very sharp indeed . The F has different coatings but the optical formula seems to be the same
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -
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