The HD PENTAX-FA 50mm f1.4 is a single-focus standard lens features the latest, high-grade, multi-layer HD Coating, which effectively reduces the generation of flare and ghost image to deliver clear, high-contrast images of the subject, even in demanding lighting conditions such as backlighting. Designed as an interchangeable lens for use with PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras, its larger-diameter optics cover the full-frame image circle of K-mount cameras, despite its compact dimensions. When mounted on a PENTAX digital SLR camera body, it can be used as a 50mm standard lens in the full-frame format, or a 76.5mm medium-telephoto lens in the APS-C format. With a full-frame camera, it provides an angle of view close to that of the human visual field, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of applications, such as snapshots, scenic images and portraiture.
HD Coating to enhance imaging performance
The lens incorporates the PENTAX-developed, multi-layer HD (High Definition) Coating. Compared with conventional multi-layer coatings, it improves light transmittance while reducing average reflectance in the visible ray spectrum. This means that it can deliver clear, well-defined images with minimal flare and ghost images, even under demanding lighting conditions such as backlighting.
Water- and grease-repellent SP (Super Protect) Coating has been applied to the front surface of the lens, making it easier for the user to wipe off water or stains.
Distinctive image rendition
Thanks to its large F1.4 open aperture, this lens captures images with a very shallow depth of field. Its eight-blade diaphragm control mechanism produces a soft, natural bokeh (defocus) effect from open aperture to F2.8, and also minimizes the streaking effect of point light sources.
New exterior design
While retaining the dimensions of its base model — the smc PENTAX-FA50mm F1.4 — this lens features a totally new exterior design, similar to that of the latest DA and D FA series lenses. This makes it a perfect match for K-series digital SLR cameras.
Compatibility with older cameras
Thanks to the aperture ring installed on the lens body, and the coupling mechanism with the camera’s motor-driven, in-body AF system, this lens is designed to be fully compatible with older K-mount digital SLR cameras and film-format AF SLR cameras, allowing the photographer to retain all camera functions of these models.
Maximum Aperture: f1.4
Minimum Aperture: f22
Lens Construction: 7 elements in 6 groups
Minimum Focus Distance: 45cm
What's In The Box
Lens Cap O-LC49
Lens Mount Cap K