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This finely detailed scene at far focus distance is an exceptionally demanding subject that makes mincemeat of most lenses, mercilessly revealing every weakness, lack of symmetry, etc. Most lenses require f/5.6 or f/8 to sharpen the whole mosaic.
By serendipity, Pentax K1 behavior at f/9 happens to confirm a serious image quality issue in one of the frames—shutter vibration in single-shot StdRes mode (all other frames shot in SuperRes mode).
While designed for portraits, Pentax states that the 77/1.8 is applicable for landscapes and still life. Here we put “landscape” to the test: our subject is at a uniform distance, which is often the case for a landscape scene.
The smc PENTAX FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited is specifically designed for portrait photography and accurately reproduces the tones, colors and texture of the subject's skin, clothes and accessories.
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