Lens Help-100d Super

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  1. scarlet

    scarlet New Member

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    Want to buy a lens for the 100d super that can be used in low light without a flash. Considering the older Pentax 50 mm f/1.4 or the newer 40 mm pancake lense. To be used for general purpose walking around photograpy where flash may not be permitted. A little concerned about the 50mm lens as there are some comments about it being too sharp (focusing problems) and also a lens that was not designed for DSLRs. Will it auto-focus with the 100D super? Does anybody have any thoughts on the subject or another lens recommendation?
     
  2. Jerry Jackson

    Jerry Jackson Administrator News/Review Writer

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    Go with the 50mm f/1.4 lens. The 40mm only goes to f/2.8 ... which is better than the kit lens, but you'll find yourself wanting more light indoors than what f/2.8 can give you.

    The 50mm f/1.4 is the way to go if you want to do available light photography and stop using flash.

    Yes, it will work with the autofocus on the K100D and K100D Super.
     
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    scarlet New Member

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    Thanks so much for the fast reply. I am now going to go with the 50mm/1.4.
    Most reviews are very favorable. The negatives, which, had me thinking, is perhaps it is too sharp-have trouble focusing. But your comment on the 40mm lens has tipped the scales towrds the 50mm. Had not seen many comments on the 40mm-I guess new lens.
     
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    I was considering the same thing, but the 40mm pancake is nearer what the human eye sees on the Pentax digitals. 40=60 50=75. I think I will get the 40mm for my K100D Super.
     
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