SMC Pentax 55mm

Discussion in 'Accessories' 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. I have two K-mount 55mm lenses, f1.8 and f2.0. I got them because they were specifically matched to my Pentax KX bodies, which are my primary shooting cameras. Using a 55mm lens on the KX, there is no magnifacation facter at all in the viewfinder. That is, when I keep both eyes open during framing, what I see in each eye is identical.

    It's a matter of personal preference. With both eyes open, I also see what is outside the frame. A drawback is that both eyes open leads to stereo vision, which in composition is a handicap when using a two dimensional medium.

    I don't know for sure, but suppose the effect would be the same on bodies similar to the KX: KM, K2, K-1000.

    Value is probably not different. Quality is not something I can judge, as I am not a good enough photographer to be able to blame lousy shots on a lens.
     
  3. You can look on this sight for evaluation of the lenses-
    http://www.takinami.com/yoshihiko/photo/lens_test/index.html
     
  4. Thanks for the responses. Glad to know what I have. The magnification factor thing is kind of neat.

    Chad
     

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