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Pentax Normal smc P-D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro Autofocus Lens

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Pentax Normal smc P-D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro Autofocus Lens
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Pentax D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro Overview

The Pentax smc P-D FA Macro 50mm f/2.8 is designed to be extremely compact and lightweight, compared to conventional macro lenses. The drastic downsizing and weight reduction were achieved through the development of compact, high-performance optical elements and the incorporation of durable yet lightweight exterior components.

This lightweight macro lens features an image circle to accommodate up to 35mm format and offers close-up to 1:1 life-size magnification.

The smc P "D" lens series is designed to optimize image quality in both digital SLR and film photography. Improvements include optimized lens coating along with curvature and positioning of optical elements. In particular, flare and ghost images - the most disturbing factors in digital SLR photography - have been reduced to minimum for clear, high-quality digital images.

Close focus capability of 7.7" (19.5 cm)
Built-in focus-clamp mechanism to fix focus at any distance
Metallic lens mount for extra durability
UPC: 027075108639

Pentax D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro Specs

Focal Length50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 75mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountPentax K
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View47°
Minimum Focus Distance5.91" / 15 cm
Maximum Magnification1x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:1
Optical Design8 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades8
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.6 x 2.6" / 6.6 x 6.6 cm
Length at Maximum Extension4.04" / 102.5 mm
Weight9.3 oz / 264 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.1 x 4.1 x 3.8"

Pentax D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro Reviews

Wonderful on my Pentax K-1

By Lee
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-06

Use it to reproduce art work. Works fine.

Excellent for film scanning

By Jeffery
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-16

This lens far exceeded my expectations, particularly at the price point. I use it for scanning 120 negatives and they are sharper than my film scanner can produce.

Excellent lens.

By Mardi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-01

Bought for macro use but lens is awesome for general photography. I have used for landscape with great results.

Great all-around lens

By Ron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-24

Excellent sharpness, contrast, color, and resolution. Build quality is good (I don't bang my equipment around too much). Also good price for a lens I will use often.

super sharp lens

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-12

very light so closest distance, excellent color, manual focus is easy. $ 296 . GOOD PRICE, nikon 60mm over $500 ,canon 60mm $450,small size I use with fuji xt body become 75mm. better then 50mm f/1.8 ,very enjoy this lens. i'll keep long time. thank you B&H.

A lens every pentaxian �should have

Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-02-21

I bought this lens from B&H and it take 2 days to deliver to my office.� Overall, I think this lens performance is better than the previous version, especially �for built quality. I can say this lens is the best 50mm for PK mount. I think the image �performance is better than DA* 55mm F1.4. The auto focus speed is fast and accurate on K-1. The Clamp function make manual focus much more easier.


By Douglas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-28

Good for normal and close-up work. Nice walk around lens.

Better build than expected

By Lee
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-24

I bought this specifically to photograph large art (66x66) painted by my client. Due to the size, I photographed it in 4 segments and stitched it back together in Affinity Photo. The segments are clear and crisp out to the edges so there are no issues with the final reproduction. A metal barrel w/o significant prince increase would improve the score to 5/5.

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Is this made in Vietnam or Japan?
Asked by: Anonymous
Assembled in Viet Nam.
Answered by: William H.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Will this fit on my Pentax K20d?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Pentax Normal smc P-D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro Autofocus Lens is fully compatible with the Pentax K20D.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Is this a "full frame" or APS-C le s?

Is this a "full frame" or APS-C le s?
Asked by: Mike
This is a designated as a full frame lens. As are all Pentax's FA lenses.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-11-11


Is this 50 mm macro lens a good lense to photograph art work?
Asked by: sophie r.
Thanks for your answer. I think that before buying this lense, I will try a vintage manual macro 50 mm lense.
Answered by: sophie r.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Will this fit on my Pentax its d?
Asked by: Marcello F.
Takes beautiful pict hues on both film and digiital Pentax slr's. Auto focusing and auto exposure works perfectly on my digital slr.
Answered by: GERALD L.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Does this lens work with the Pentax K-70?
Asked by: Anonymous
It should for sure. And as others pointed out a great lens in optical terms (built quality is ok but not more) for that value that works as well as macro as for portray on APS-C. A in depth review can be found here And as others said - it is full frame so if one day you feel like buying K-1 you can use it.
Answered by: Justin R.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Does this 50 mm macro lens work on the Pentax k-m?
Asked by: sophie r.
I have the Pentax K-x. The lens works very well for me. Sorry I can't answer your specific question, though.
Answered by: Anik P.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Can you use this in the Pentax 645n?
Asked by: Alexander V.
Not without an adapter if they make one.
Answered by: Robert H.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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