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All Weather Shooting with Pentax

28 Oct 2020 4:48PM   Views : 542 Unique : 395

Today it's the turn of Pentax, and a look at the newest 50mm lens, the high-end HD Pentax-D FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW, the AW standing for All Weather, a step up from WR or plain old Weather Resistant. Well I needed it, that's for sure. I've always said that water/dust resistance opened up all sorts of possibilities and this was the chance to literally put my own kit to the test as I coupled the lens up with my own K-1 body and ventured out into a very wet and blustery day at Pickering.

We were having an ADAPS trip out to the 1940s weekend, but we were already on holiday and had a cottage in Pickering for the week, so we met up with everyone there. In the rain. And the rain and the rain. It reminded me of a similarly wet trip with ADAPS to Whitby one April a few years ago. So it was put to the test for sure, and the new 50mm lens proved to be a beauty, and so it should be for the price. It also proved its All Weather credentials, and these days I can't really imagine buying a new lens that doesn't have that feature. Of course, if we didn't venture out in the rain then it wouldn't matter, but as we do it gets to be rather more essential.

So here's some pictures, plus a few from a drier shoot a bit closer to home.













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