d50 and pentax 50mm

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by beloved84, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. beloved84 macrumors regular

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    i just ordered a d50 and by chance i found an old SMC Pentax-M 1:1.7 50mm laying around the house. Will it work with the d50 and how is the lense?
     
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  3. coldrain macrumors regular

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    The old primes from Pentax are very good, better than just about any other make.You can of course mount them on a Pentax K100D. But only with manual focus. So, if you want to explore what this little gem can do, you should cancel the order for the D50 and get a K100D instead, with image stabilization in-body.
     
  4. uberfoto macrumors member

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    Meh, the Pentax is a good camera but I would rather have the D50 personally. Keep the D50. You can pick up a Nikkor 50mm 1.8 and 50mm 1.4 for $100 and $300 respectively.

    The Pentax might be more enticing once they refresh their lens offerings.
     
  5. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    Send it to me. ;)
     
  6. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    darn you for saying that! oh well, i suppose i need to focus on getting myself a telephoto.
     
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