Wednesday 1 August 2007

Pentax SMC FA50mm f/1.4 Lens

I mentioned on my previous post the Pentax SMC FA50mm F/1.4 lens that I recently got hold of, just before I spent a week in Wales. I'd previously had a manual focus 50mm lens (f/1.7), but having heard how superb the autofocus 1.4 version was, I couldn't resist any longer.

On a couple of days when I was away, this was the only lens I used, and I had great fun shooting with a wide aperture (usually f/2.4 or f/2.8), and relishing in the super-shallow depth of field it gave. The out-of-focus areas are beautifully smooth ('nice bokeh').

Here are a few examples from the scuplture park at Lake Vyrnwy, Powys.

Pentax K10D, FA50mm f/1.4 @ 1/125s, f/2.8, ISO100

Pentax K10D, FA50mm f/1.4 @ 1/350s, f/2.8, ISO100

Pentax K10D, FA50mm f/1.4 @ 1/30s, f/2.8, ISO400

Pentax K10D, FA50mm f/1.4 @ 1/60s, f/2.8, ISO400

The more I use the lens, the more I love it.

1 comment:

Scraps of Bev said...

So this is what you found to do in the afternoon!!!

Four great and interesting photo's but I must say No2 and 4 are my favourite's (even though they were taken on a Pentax!)

Thanks for another great and interesting 'teaching'

Bev (Proud owner of a Canon 400D)