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Old Jun 4, 2006, 3:01 PM   #11
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There isn't much difference between these two lenses. I think I prefer the way the camera handles the 1.4, but only slightly. I took a couple of pictures of the grapevine, both lenses wide open and at f22.
I would suggest you compare both at f8 and post. To compare them in wide open and f22 is really not that relevant in real world shooting. My hunch is that after resizing and posting, we will not note any difference on our side. But on your side maybe.

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I have manual versions of both lenses, and I do not hesitate to use either of them. I generally use the f1.4 because it gives me an advantage in low-light situations.
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Old Jun 4, 2006, 9:02 PM   #13
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The photos posted above were both taken at f8 - there were too many variables to the other f stop pictures I took to make them useful in my eyes.

Ira - If you want the F or FA version, then get the 1.4, but since you already have the M 1.7, I wouldn't spend money to get a M 1.4, unless you really need the extra speed. On the other hand, if I had neither, andfound both lenses for the same price, I'd choose the 1.4. Not sure I'd pay much premium to get one, though, the 1.7 is so close.
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I think the M 1.7 is the best bargin out there. They are typically much cheaper than the 1.4 on ebay at least.

I picked my 1.7 up for something like $21 - and that included a UV filter. I have gotten some awesome shots with this lens.

I would love to pick up an F or FA 1.4 - I'm just not willing to part with the money
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Old Jun 5, 2006, 1:12 PM   #15
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I would love to pick up an F or FA 1.4 - I'm just not willing to part with the money
Once you've done it you'll be unwilling to part with the lens!

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Old Jun 5, 2006, 2:15 PM   #16
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I'm afraid that's why the prices are so high - nobody wants to get rid of it.

Manually focusing on kids is a pain - but I get a few gems once and a while - *pic removed - sorry*
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Old Jul 2, 2006, 1:04 PM   #17
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I FINALLY got my Pentax-M f1.7!!
It only took 5 months to arrive *cough* stupid eBay seller *cough*

I must say, it was well worth the wait! Its so sharp, I can't wait to take some decent shots with it. (Just playing around with it at the moment)
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Old Jul 4, 2006, 8:47 AM   #18
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I have a question now.

Im having trouble with the focus at infinity on f1.7
Im taking a pictuire of a car across the street, ~15m away
In the viewfinder it looks fine, but the photo is out of focus.
If close down to say f2.8 then things start to improve.

Excuse my ignorance, I'm a bit of a n00b, but Is this normal?
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Old Jul 4, 2006, 4:37 PM   #19
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Just for grins, F50mm 1.7 at f/8 with no post processing. I guess I should have dusted off the MZ-S, or I should use it more instead of leaving it on the shelf.



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Old Jul 4, 2006, 5:23 PM   #20
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I cant believe how good these lenses are for such a small price!

This was also taken with a 50mm 1.7 at f8
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