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Pentax SMC PENTAX-FA 50mm f/1.4 Classic Lens

BH #PE5014HSMC • MFR #20800
Pentax SMC PENTAX-FA 50mm f/1.4 Classic Lens
Key Features
  • Full-Frame | f/1.4 to f/22
  • Fast Normal-Length Prime
  • Old-School Retro Design
  • Compact and Portable Form Factor
A fast normal-length prime featuring an old-school retro design, the Pentax SMC PENTAX-FA 50mm f/1.4 Classic Lens offers a bright maximum aperture in a highly compact and portable form factor. Constructed with optical elements to cover the full-frame image circle of all K-mount cameras, this lens produces unique image renditions commonly created by lenses designed 50 years ago. When set to wide apertures and against strong backlight, the lens produces a unique visual effect commonly known as rainbow flare. In order to assist in creating this effect, a 49mm ND filter is included with the lens. Additionally, it retains the retro exterior design of the original SMC PENTAX-FA 50mm f/1.4 with a black matte finish and a matte-black focus ring.
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Pentax SMC-FA 50mm f/1.4 Classic Overview

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A fast normal-length prime featuring an old-school retro design, the Pentax SMC PENTAX-FA 50mm f/1.4 Classic Lens offers a bright maximum aperture in a highly compact and portable form factor. Constructed with optical elements to cover the full-frame image circle of all K-mount cameras, this lens produces unique image renditions commonly created by lenses designed 50 years ago. When set to wide apertures and against strong backlight, the lens produces a unique visual effect commonly known as rainbow flare. In order to assist in creating this effect, a 49mm ND filter is included with the lens. Additionally, it retains the retro exterior design of the original SMC PENTAX-FA 50mm f/1.4 with a black matte finish and a matte-black focus ring.

Lens Design
A normal-length prime optimized for full-frame Pentax K-mount cameras, the lens can also be used with APS-C models where it provides an approximate equivalent focal length of 75mm.
Fully compatible with all K-mount DSLR cameras and K-mount film-format cameras, this lens allows you to retain all camera functions.
Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture contributes to both low-light performance as well as offering precise control over depth of field.
An eight-blade diaphragm control mechanism produces soft and natural bokeh from f/1.4 to f/2.8 while also minimizes the streaking effect of point light sources.
Well-suited for a wide variety of subjects including street photography and portraiture, this prime lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 1.5' and allows you to easily capture nearby subjects.
Distinctive Imaging Characteristics
Through intentional fine-tuning of the lens design, this lens produces a unique visual effect known as rainbow flare when it captures an image at wide-open apertures and against strong backlight. It lets you change the position and size of rainbow flare by shifting the relative position of the subject and light source, creating a unique visual expression not common with modern lenses. In order to assist in creating this effect, a 49mm ND filter is included with the lens.
UPC: 027075305472

Pentax SMC-FA 50mm f/1.4 Classic Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
50mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Lens Mount
Pentax K
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
49 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Pentax K
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
47°
Minimum Focus Distance
17.7" / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.15x
Optical Design
7 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
8, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.6 x 1.5" / 65 x 37 mm
Weight
7.6 oz / 216 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.79 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.2 x 4.6 x 3.6"

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