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

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

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

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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
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Pentax Normal smc P-D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro Autofocus Lens
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • PH-RBC Lens Hood
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Pentax 50mm f/2.8 specs

    Focal Length 50mm
    Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 75 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/32
    Camera Mount Type Pentax K
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Pentax Digital (APS-C)
    Angle of View 47°
    APS-C Picture Angle: 31.5°
    Minimum Focus Distance 5.91" / 15 cm
    Magnification 1x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
    Optical Design 8 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 8
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread 49 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.6 x 2.6" / 6.60 x 6.60 cm
    Weight 9.3 oz / 264 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 4.1 x 3.8"

    Pentax 50mm f/2.8 reviews

    Normal smc P-D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro Autofocus Lens is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 31.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding lens!!! Great for closeups of wildlife, small objects, and other objects with a high level of detail (my cat's eye comes to mind). It is not the smallest lens I own (my Pentax f/1.4 50mm), so that's a minor detractor. I chose this lens over Pentax's more recent SMCP-DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited lens because this will fit both my film and digital SLRs. I really enjoyed the Limited, but the lack of backwards compatibility with older camera bodies killed the deal for me. However, I'm very pleased I went with this lens - tight closeups, very sharp images, decently fast at f/2.8, and no complaints. This is my first macro, but I'm impressed by the 1:1 magnification and short minimum focus distance. I'm looking forward to using this lens more often!
    Date published: 2010-01-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Value of this lens is excellent+ in an APS-C environment! My new fave lens! Very sharp and works great on my K3ii. All features specified are working perfectly and it is an excellent performer on my older film bodies as well. I love macro lenses and have several, plus several 50mm lenses with varying degrees of excellence. This new member holds up all the traditions of sharp & excellent optical quality. Many others have published opinions devaluing the plastic feel etc, but I have no issues with plastic! The value of this lens is excellent+ in an APS-C environment. B&H rocks with its excellent site and service, imo!
    Date published: 2017-11-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right on the Money Images are razor sharp. Focus operation is fast and dead accurate. Macro is marvelous, especially set to manual focus, able to get as close to only 1.5 away from the tip of the lens, producing crystal clear images.
    Date published: 2015-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful bokeh macro lens I mostly use this lens for close up photos of flowers and butterflies. The camera never mistakenly focuses on a nearby object if I manual focus onto the object as a rough focus, then autofocus for the final shot. Pictures of items that are very close, such as 10 inches, are stunning. Would be an excellent camera for capturing jewelry, coins, stamps etc.
    Date published: 2011-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should be on your camera or in your bag! I haven't used a 50mm since I owned a Ricoh back in High School. Sharp, fast, awesome in low light, excellent macro and light weight. I'm coming from a Sigma 17-70mm on a Canon 50D.I switched to a Pentax K-5II's a month ago because I wanted something lighter to carry around. Extremely happy with my decision to switch brands.
    Date published: 2015-01-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing 50mm macro This lens is amazing, for a good price. I am using it with a FF K1 and with a K3II and with both cameras works perfectly. In normal mode (as a 50mm) and in macro mode zooms in and focuses very accurately, the sharpness is excellent, the color saturation is also very good. Construction is very nice and feels robust, it is made from high quality plastic but nothing wrong with it keeps the lens light. The mound is metal (and this is important).I am very pleased with this lens.
    Date published: 2017-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does exactly what I wanted I am a hobby photo person, not really an enthusiast. Usually I use an 18-250 Tamron lens which covers most of my needs, especially when travelling. I'm now getting more interested in photography, so I bought this lens particularly for informal portraits of family and friends indoors and for macros when I'm out and about. The points I like: very sharp lens, excellent image quality, great colours in the images. A great 50 mm all-rounder. Dislikes: sometimes the AF hunts backwards and forwards before making up its mind with close-up macro shots. This can slow down the capture of an image at times, but I can certainly live with it. Otherwise the AF is very accurate and very fast. Overall, I'm very happy with it and would buy it again in an instant, and would recommend it to anyone wanting a 50 mm fixed focal length.
    Date published: 2010-10-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable and Easy I'm getting very sharp images with high precision auto-focus system !!! With this 50mm lens you can be closer to the patient's mouth, and the ring flash yield gets much better.
    Date published: 2008-10-02
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    Pentax 50mm f/2.8 accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Pentax K-1
    • Pentax K-1 II
    • Pentax K-3 II
    • Pentax K-500
    • Pentax K-70
    • Pentax K-S2
    • Pentax K-r
    • Pentax KP
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