Originally made for use on film cameras and still in the Pentax lineup, this fast, normal prime scales up to a 75mm on Pentax DSLRs. Best maximum magnification ratio, 1:6, of the 50mm f/1.4 lenses we recently tested.
This high-speed, normal prime ($199, street) has been around for a decade. Why test it now? No other lens in the current Pentax catalog can throw backgrounds into creamy defocus like this. Even better, on a Pentax K10D, K100D, or K100D Super DSLR, it scales up to a medium-tele 75mm, a fine choice for portraits. Better still? The low price.
|Full-Time Manual Focus Override:||Yes|
|Minimum Focal Length:||50 mm|
|Maximum Focal Length:||50 mm|