Pentax 50mm f/2.8 Macro SMC P-FA
(From Pentax lens literature) The Pentax SMC P-FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens offers a focusing distance of 6 inches to infinity, making it a very flexible lens in a variety of shooting situations. It provides 1:1 magnification of your subjects, making it ideal for life-size reproductions of coins, flowers, and documents. Like all Pentax lenses, it is treated with our acclaimed SMC multi-layer coating for maximum light transmission, sharp definition, and high contrast while minimizing flare and ghost imaging.
Pentax 50mm f/2.8 Macro SMC P-FA User Reviews
10 out of 10 points and recommended by bdery (6 reviews)Amazing sharpness, contrast, bokeh; very flat field; long focus throw; metal buildSlow to focus, no focus limiter
This is a 10. Wonderfully made, solid and durable. Nice focus ring, large enough and easy to grip. The throw is around 270º. It makes for slow AF, but creamy MF. The focus clamp helps with MF. A focus limiter would be nice.reviewed November 5th, 2009 (purchased for $150)
Iq is the best I have seen. Wide open, or closed down, the lens delivers. No visible differences. Bokeh is perfect at all apertures. Images have beautiful contrast, and are razor sharp.
This is a macro lens, and it shows. It is my best lens regarding IQ and build quality.