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Pentax smc D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro vs Pentax smc DA 55mm F1.4 SDM

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Pentax smc D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro vs Pentax smc DA 55mm F1.4 SDMto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Pentax D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro Top Features

  • 50mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 49mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Pentax KAF Mount
  • Weight: 265g.
  • Diameter: 68mm
  • Length: 60mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.2m
  • Max Magnification:1x

Pentax smc D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro

Pentax DA 55mm F1.4 SDM Top Features

  • 55mm Focal Range
  • F1.4 Max Aperture
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 58mm
  • Max Format:
  • Pentax KAF3 Mount
  • Weight: 375g.
  • Diameter: 70mm
  • Length: 66mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.45m
  • Max Magnification:0.17x

Pentax smc DA 55mm F1.4 SDM

Our Winner: Pentax smc D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro over Pentax smc DA 55mm F1.4 SDM

Focal Length – Wide 50mm vs 55mm
Aperture Ring Yes vs No
Max Sensor Coverage 35mm FF vs APS-C / DX
Weight 265g vs 375g
Diameter 68mm vs 70mm
Length 60mm vs 66mm
Filter Thread 49mm vs 58mm
Minimum Focus Distance 0.2m vs 0.45m
Max Magnification 1x vs 0.17x

Pros Of Pentax smc DA 55mm F1.4 SDM over Pentax smc D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro
Focal Length – Tele 55mm vs 50mm
Max Aperture – Wide 1.4 vs 2.8
Max Aperture – Tele 1.4 vs 2.8
Diaphgragm Blades 9 vs 8
Weather Sealing Yes vs No

Cons Of Pentax smc D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro and Pentax smc DA 55mm F1.4 SDM
Image Stabilization No vs No

Pentax D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro vs Pentax DA 55mm F1.4 SDM All Features

General Pentax D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro Pentax DA 55mm F1.4 SDM
Brand Pentax Pentax
Lens Type Prime Prime
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Lens Type Macro Prime Standard Prime
Lens Mount Pentax KAF Pentax KAF3
Max Format 35mm FF APS-C / DX
Focal Range 50mm 55mm
Image Stabilization No No
Colour Black Black
Zoom Method No Zoom No Zoom
Power Zoom No No
Zoom Lock No No
Zoom Ratio 1.0X 1.0X
Aperture
Max Aperture F2.8 F1.4
Min Aperture F32.0 F22.0
Aperture Ring Yes No
Diaphragm Blades 8 9
Optics
Optical Elements 8 9
Optical Groups 7 8
Special Elements unknown unknown
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.2m 0.45m
Max Magnification 1X 0.17X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Screw drive from camera Ultrasonic
Full Time Manual Yes Yes
Focus Method Unknown Internal
Distance Scale Unknown Yes
DoF Scale Yes Yes
Distance Scale Unknown Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 265g 375g
Diameter 68mm 70mm
Length 60mm 66mm
Materials Unknown Unknown
Weather Sealing Unknown Yes
Filter Thread 49mm 58mm
Filter Notes Does not rotate on focus
Hood Supplied Yes Yes
Hood Code Unknown PH-RBH 58mm
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories
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