kjao's reviews

  • Pentax 50mm f/1.4 SMC P-FA

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    good bokeh, sharp image

    FA50mm/f1.4 is one of my best lenses. It is a just a little soft wide open but very good for portraits (when used on DSLR). Stopped down one or two stops, the images are tack sharp!

    Physically, it is quite small but dense than it looks. Built quality is very good, plastic body with metal mount. Manual focus ring is very smooth but not as good to use as Pentax's old A and M series.

    reviewed February 4th, 2006 (purchased for $220)