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Old Feb 5, 2011, 4:13 PM   #1
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Default Portrait lenses for Pentax DSLR

Has anyone used the following lenses for a Pentax camera;
FA 50 1.4
DA* 55 F1.4
DA 70 F 1.8
FA 77 F1.8 limited

The FA 50 is about half the price of the others. Is there an IQ difference between these lenses for shooting lower light portraits/ wedding photos? Which one would you choose for wedding photos? Or do you recommend a different one. Thanks in advance for your advice.

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Old Feb 5, 2011, 4:35 PM   #2
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You can also look at the sigma 50 1.4 hsm. That is another good option as well. About 500 dollars.

I shoot the fa 50 1.4 and it is a good lens, good for shoulder and head shots. The 70mm and 77mm would be better for face shots.
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I use my Pentax 50 mm F 1.4 for portraits. I really like it ...both available light and flash. It's very sharp, has a almost creamy bokeh.
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I have the pentax 50 1.4. It's my favorite lens.
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Old Feb 6, 2011, 1:55 PM   #5
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what do you guys think would be a good lens for group photos such as wedding parties?
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