Pentax smc DA 50mm f/1.8 lens review: accessible price and excellent aberration control

By Kevin Carter - Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Pentax smc DA 50mm f/1.8 image quality ranking | Conclusion
Pentax smc DA 50mm f/1.8 lens review: accessible price and excellent aberration control

With an external design in keeping with the firm’s highly regarded ‘Limited’ range of premium quality lenses, this model is an affordable alternative within the range and the equivalent to a moderate telephoto with the angle of view of a 75mm, when mounted on a APS-C body. Read on to see how well it performed when mounted on the Pentax K5 body.

Measuring just 38.5mm in length and weighing 122g, this tiny featherweight prime boasts a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture. As a moderate telephoto the 35mm full-frame equivalent to a 75mm when mounted on an APS-C body, this lens is particularly suited to indoor portraits and candid ‘street’ photography.

Pentax smc DA 50mm f/1.8 image quality ranking

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