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Pentax SMC-M 50mm Lenses f/1.4 and 1.7

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Very clean Pentax SMC-M 50mm 1.4 and 1.7 lenses. The f/1.7 was the original "kit" lens with many Pentax cameras in the early 1980s. Low-end bodies often had the f/2, but the ME Super or MX almost always came with a 1.7. Excellent lens for film or adapting to digital. Known for resolution, contrast, and true colors.

Pentax's "fast 50" f/1.4 is slightly larger and one ounce heavier than the 1.7. Most bought it as much for bragging rights as the small increase in brightness. You can find endless internet discussion of the relative merits of these popular lenses, but no great consistency of opinion. There is probably a great deal more variation between samples of either version than between the 1.4 and 1.7.

The one thing a faster lens will dependably do is narrow your depth of focus. If blurred backgrounds ("bokeh" - out-of focus areas) are important to you, this is the lens to have.

The f/1.7 lens has a scratch on the front element. You can see it in the upper center of the fifth photo, just above the flare.

1.4 is sold.


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