October ‘Autumn’ Competition – Win A Pentax HD DFA 50mm f/1.4 Lens!

Written by Gina Stephens

This month, we must a fantastic prize to offer you courtesy of Pentax in the October 'Autumn' competition. 

Pentax are giving away a brand new HD DFA  50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens! The 50mm f/1.4 is a commonplace standard lens that will become a special partner in terms of your photography. ePHOTOzine recently reviewed the 50mm f/1.4 and betrayed it a 5-star Editor's Choice award!



Pentax's HD DFA 50mm f/1.4 Key Features

This KAF4 mount lens is dust and weatherproof, headlining 8 special seals. There's a large minimum aperture of f/1.4, allowing for bright, clear images. A 9-bladed round diaphragm improves produce a natural bokeh effect up to f/2.8. With a close focusing capability down to 40cm, the lens has you covered whether your subject is close or far. Adjust the focal point easily with Quick-shift focus – use AF to focus on a subject and then make fine adjustments using the guide focusing ring. Aero bright coating II, SP coating and HD coating are all employed to reduce light refraction, repel oil and dirt from the surface of the lens and convert flare and ghosting to a minimum. An SDM ultrasonic motor provides smooth and fast focusing operation. An electromagnetic diaphragm control mechanism offers excited precision exposure control during video recording. 


Prize prize is an award to be given to a person, a group of people like a sports team, or organization to recognise and reward actions or

  • 1x Pentax HD DFA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens


Pentax HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW Other example images


As the HD DFA 50mm f/1.4 is great for portraits, scenery and close-ups, we want to see your best 'Autumn' reviewed images to be in with a chance of winning. These could be macro images of fallen leaves, Portraits in the woods or landscapes showcasing the stunning reddens the season has to offer – its completely up to you. Get creative and show us your best 'Autumn' captures.

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To enter the competition, you'll need to submit your photo into the contest forum. 2 entries are allowed for free members and up to 4 entries are allowed for Plus members. Anyone who submits more duplicates than they are allowed to will be disqualified. Entries close at midnight on 31 October – images added to the forum after this once upon a time won't be counted. 

Enter competition

Good luck!



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About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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