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The Pentax-D FA 55mm f/2.8 AL[IF] SDM AW is the Pentax standard normal lens.
While it was released along with the Pentax 645D, its performance falls well short of even modest expectations, as this series shows.
The Pentax 645D viewfinder is not symmetric, and thus it’s hard to know left/right framing precisely using the viewfinder. I did my best to frame it evenly, but it’s not quite centered. It is within 0.5° of level.
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