The 50mm lens is probably one of the most popular focal lengths among photographers as it can be used for anything from portraits to landscape photography.
Pentax recently announced several exciting products such as a monochrome Pentax K-3 III and the development of new analogue cameras and is today presenting not one but two new compact 50mm lenses designed for full-frame!
The popularity of this lens, which is one of the best-selling Pentax lenses, prompted Pentax to redesign it. One lens that preserves the special image reproduction of the classic lens, and another to produce a modern lens that meets the current requirements in photography - depending on the task or creative orientation of the photographer. Both lenses have the same focal length and aperture but are designed to deliver distinctly different image renditions.
Both lenses have an optical construction that consists of 7 elements in 6 groups. The diaphragm design of the lenses consists of eight blades, and between F/1.4 and F/2.8 it provides a soft, natural round bokeh while also minimizing the fringing effect of punctual light sources. Both lenses also feature Pentax SP coating that repels water, dust and stains.
Shipping and pricing
Both lenses will start to ship in June 2023
Pentax FA SMC 50mm F/1.4 Classic EUR 519;-
Pentax HD FA 50mm F/1.4 EUR 469;-
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