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Old Dec 13, 2006, 9:25 PM   #1
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Wonderinghow many people have used this lens? Thinking about giving it a shot. If you have photos please post up.



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Old Dec 14, 2006, 9:23 AM   #2
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Old Dec 14, 2006, 9:55 AM   #3
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While it is possible to get a decent picture with the 50mm f2.0(yes I own one) from what I've seen of the 1.7 and 1.4 they are much sharper.
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Old Dec 14, 2006, 10:07 AM   #4
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the f2 is a nice compromise if you can't find an f1.7 or f1.4; i bought an f2 at a local camera shop for $20, and i wouldn't pay much more than that for one - sold it on ebay when i got the f1.7 for $24. check your local shops, you might find a few surprises, and the best part is they dont know that pentax lenses are in high demand. a month later i got a f1.7 smc-a 50mm for $30 at another of the chain's stores - also found a 135mm smc-m f3.5 they sold me for $18!
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I actually have a couple of them on K1000 bodies and they are a bit softer than the 1.7/1.4 versions, although that doesn't mean they are not any good.

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Despite what has been said, they are a pretty good lens, especially if you stop it down a little bit. This is of a popcorn flower last spring with an M42, 50mm-f2. I was also using a #3 close up filter as this wildflower is only about 3/16" in diameter. The second picture is of some Whitlow Grass (1/8" in diameter)in bloom taken with the f2. I sold the 50mm-f2 with my Spotmatic last Summer, but it was a good lens and served me well for over 30 years. I now have an M50mm-f1.7 to replace it, but I don't think it is any sharper then the f2 at f4 or above. The f2 can be had a bargain prices on Ebay. I now have an M50-F4 macro that I will use for the small stuff like this come this Spring- Bruce





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