This time I will review PENTAX-M 50mm F1.4.
It seemed that the digital SLR PENTAX istDS that I had been using was broken. So I bought PENTAX K-7 second hand.
The PENTAX-M 50mm f1.4 was a vintage lens that the exhibitor gave with a bonus when I purchased the PENTAX K-7.
I was amazed at how beautiful the lens was.
- 1 PENTAX K-7 is recommended. If you are looking for a camera for a PK vintage lens.
- 2 I was surprised by the large blur of PENTAX-M 50mm F1.4.
- 3 Select a mount adapter (to use PENTAX-M 50mm F1.4 with a digital camera)
- 4 Photo sample by PENTAX-M 50mm F1.4
- 5 PENTAX-M 50mm F1.4 Review Summary
PENTAX K-7 is recommended. If you are looking for a camera for a PK vintage lens.
PENTAX K-7 is a digital SLR released in 2009.
The appearance of this camera looks strong with magnesium.
In fact, this is a performance that is dustproof, dripproof and coldproof.
If you are looking for a PENTAX K mount vintage lens camera, PENTAX K-7 is recommended.
You will be able to buy second-hand goods cheaply.
I was surprised by the large blur of PENTAX-M 50mm F1.4.
I didn’t know that the smaller the F value of the lens, the higher the price of the lens.
Later, I learned that this PENTAX-M 50mm F1.4 is a high-grade lens with a very small F value.
Looking at the vintage lens market such as ebay, the F1.4 vintage lens is quite expensive. The brighter F1.2 lens is too expensive for me to buy.
I was pleased to know that it was such a lens. And I was surprised at the size of the blur in the photos taken with this lens.
The above photo was taken by me in my room.
Select a mount adapter (to use PENTAX-M 50mm F1.4 with a digital camera)
A mount adapter is required to use the vintage lens with current digital cameras.
To use the PENTAX-M 50mm F1.4 with a PENTAX DSLR, a mount adapter is not required. Because it is the same PENTAX K mount, you can use it as it is.
If you are using a SONY mirrorless camera, you will need a mount adapter called PK-NEX.
I’m introducing the mount adapter installation procedure on YouTube video, so please refer to it.
Use a mount adapter suitable for your digital camera.
Photo sample by PENTAX-M 50mm F1.4
Here are some sample photos taken with the PENTAX-M 50mm f / 1.4.
I took a picture with both digital SLR and film SLR.
Digital photo samples with PENTAX-M 50mm F1.4 attached to PENTAX K-7
PENTAX-M 50mm F1.4 is a bright vintage lens with an F value of F1.4.
This is a shrine in Tokyo called Yoyogi Hachiman. The photo was taken at the festival in September 2017.
Analog film photo samples with PENTAX-M 50mm F1.4 attached to PENTAX MX(film SLR)
After that I became interested in film shooting.
I took a portrait when the cherry blossoms in March 2019 began to bloom. The place is Moto Arakawa in Saitama Prefecture. The film used was an out-of-date film called Agfa Ultra100.
PENTAX-M 50mm F1.4 Review Summary
This time, I reviewed PENTAX-M 50mm F1.4.
This lens has a large aperture and was able to shoot beautifully with a large blur. I recommend it for photography. Also suitable for portraits.
In addition, because it is a bright lens, it will also play an active role in dark time shooting.
Thank you for reading to the end.