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PENTAX-A SMC 50mm F1.2 Review

PENTAX-A SMC 50mm F1.2 Review

Pentax-A SMC 50mm F1.2 is an interesting lens. It’s one of those lenses that you either love or hate. Being an F1.2 prime, it’s not the cheapest vintage lens out there and even in comparison to other 50mm F1.2 vintage primes it’s quite pricey (average price is around $550), so it’s better be good, right?… Continue Reading

Asahi Super-Takumar 35mm f/2.0 Lens Test

Asahi Super-Takumar 35mm f/2.0 Lens Test

Everyone loves 35mm lenses. Especially with so many crop censor cameras 35mm became the new 50mm. I absolutely love the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 lens and while it’s cheap for a modern lens, it’s quite a bit more expensive than vintage lenses. There are a lot of vintage 35mm lenses, but the faster one are not… Continue Reading

Tokina AT-X 80-200mm f/2.8 vs Pentax SMC 200mm f/2.5

Tokina AT-X 80-200mm f/2.8 vs Pentax SMC 200mm f/2.5

After doing 2 separate tests on 2 of my better long lenses, Tokina AT-X 80-200mm f/2.8 and Pentax SMC 200mm f/2.5 I decided to put them against each other at 200mm to figure out which one is better. As I expected Tokina is much softer wide open. Pentax is sharp even wide open., which is… Continue Reading

Pentax SMC 200mm f/2.5 Lens Test

Pentax SMC 200mm f/2.5 Lens Test

The Pentax SMC 200mm f/2.5 is quite a unique lens.  The most impressive feature that jumps into your eyes straight away is a really fast aperture of f2.5. When you take the lens into your hand, you can tell it a serious one. Large, heavy, built like a tank, great long through, smooth focusing ring;… Continue Reading