Pentax FA 50mm F1.4 is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with KAF Mount
What type of photography is the Pentax FA 50mm F1.4 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Pentax FA 50mm F1.4 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Pentax KAF Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Reasons to Buy Pentax smc FA 50mm F1.4 Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Pentax smc FA 50mm F1.4 lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Aperture Ring
| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Very Fast Aperture
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| 8 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
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Pentax FA 50mm F1.4 is compatible with cameras that have a Pentax KAF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Pentax KAF lenses are Pentax K-3 III Monochrome, Pentax KF and Pentax K-3 III.
Pentax FA 50mm F1.4 is also available in Pentax KAF mount.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Pentax FA 50mm F1.4 has a maximum diameter of 64mm and total length of 38mm. It weighs 220g / 7.8 oz.
Pentax FA 50mm F1.4 has a filter thread of 49mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Pentax FA 50mm F1.4:
Pentax FA 50mm F1.4 has a fixed focal length of 50mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 75mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Pentax FA 50mm F1.4 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Pentax FA 50mm F1.4 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.15x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.45m. 0.15x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Standard Prime type Pentax KAF mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Pentax FA 50mm F1.4 has a max aperture of F1.4 and a minimum aperture of F22.0.
Pentax FA 50mm F1.4's optical formula consists of 7 elements in 6 groups .
Pentax FA 50mm F1.4 doesn't come with a lens hood. You have to order the hood separately and the model number of the hood is PH-SA49.
Pentax FA 50mm F1.4 is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Pentax FA 50mm F1.4
Here are the eight most popular comparisons of the Pentax FA 50mm F1.4 amongst Camera Decision readers.
Top Alternatives of Pentax FA 50mm F1.4 Lens
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