HD PENTAX-D FA★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW Review

“Over its long history in lens making, Pentax have more than once pitched in with lenses that take on the very best that the Zeiss and Leicas of this world have had to offer. Challenging the best standard lenses of their day, we have had the Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4, and the SMC Pentax-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited, both highly respected and the latter even seen in Leica mount. We now have the HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens, challenging in size and weight the Zeiss alternatives and aiming perhaps to challenge them in quality as well. Let’s see if this has been successful, reviewing the lens here using the full frame 36MP Pentax K-1 II body.”

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Sample Photos

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Aperture Range Samples

F1.4F2F2.8F4F5.6F8F11F16

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