Pentax 55mm

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by chad_hahn, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. I found a k mount 55mm f2 pentax lens. I am unable to find much about
    it online. Is it worth much more than a 50mm? Is it a better lens or
    just different? Any information would be helpful.

    Thanks, Chad
  2. Sorry to break your dreams, but 55 f/2 is just another standard lens. It is not much better then the rest of the standard lens, in fact the quality is not as good as the 50mm f/1.4.
  3. I don't think 55f2 k-mount Pentaxs have been made for about 25 years.
  4. Thanks for the responses. Glad to know what I have.
  5. The 55mm lens was matched to the K-1000, KX, K2, KM bodies. That is, when I use the viewfinder with a 55mm on my KX, and keep both eyes open, what I see is matched between both eyes, with no magnification differential.

    I happen to prefer both-eyes-open shooting, from my street shooting days. However, it gives 3D vision, which hampers 2 dimensional composition. Personal choice.

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