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Pentax smc FA 31mm F1.8

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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Stah, pentaxforums.com
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Unique prime with fantastic bokeh and wonderful colours. If only it could be /f1.4 - should be splendid!
  • Pros: Build quality, IQ, size, bokeh
  • Cons: PF, price, wish it would be /f1.4
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Overall 8
8.0

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DonThomaso, pentaxforums.com
10 August 2014
  • Excerpt: This review is for a mint condition silver 'Made in Japan' FA31 bought second-hand in Sweden, serial nr in the 0027xxx-range.
  • Pros: Build quality, unique offering, character
  • Cons: Value, focal length on APS-C
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Overall 10
10

User Review

nicoprod, pentaxforums.com
7 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Just an exceptional lens. Amazing image quality, including razor sharpness and very smooth bokeh (very smooth). A bit of CA on digital sensor, but this lens was designed for film so... That's the only point that doesn't make it perfect. Built quality is superb.
  • Pros: Amazing IQ (sharpeness, colors, contrast, bokeh), Metal construction
  • Cons: Some noticeable CA, Price
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Overall 10
10

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ElJamoquio, pentaxforums.com
3 August 2014
  • Excerpt: It's tough to reasonably imagine a much better lens.
  • Pros: Bokeh, Rendering
  • Cons: No quick shift, no WR
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Overall 10
10

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Pentaxpixie, pentaxforums.com
18 June 2014
  • Excerpt: This was the first ever prime I bought after reading the reviews on here, and I've been so very happy with it. I bought a used one on eBay. I got it when I had the K100D years ago. It was wonderful then, and it is superb on the K5. The best lens ever. Buy it if you can, you will not regret getting it.
  • Pros: sharpness, 3d look, color rendering, F1.8
  • Cons: none
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

fianeissew, pentaxforums.com
25 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I've always wanted an FA Limited but am unable to afford one until now. I find the most useful for me to be the 31mm focal length. It's really amazing, i've never had a lens like that even if mine is a used copy... i would only go for a Made In Japan copy over an Assembled In Vietnam copy... I found one that is almost perfect.
  • Pros: My copy is very sharp even wide open.
  • Cons: A bit expensive...
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Overall 10
10

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Naruto, pentaxforums.com
18 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Construction: + very nice (metal feel, smooth operating focus ring) - the front part extends when focusing and is not all tight leaving a little "wobbling" (I suppose there is an engineering reason for that). A big plus is the presence of the aperture ring that will allow me to use it on a film camera.
  • Pros: Sharp at f1.8, crazy shap at f5.6, nice feel,
  • Cons: Expensive, no quick shift
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Overall 10
10

User Review

JJJPhoto, pentaxforums.com
24 October 2013
  • Excerpt: If you're looking for a "standard" prime on a Pentax DSLR with APS-C image sensor then there is no better lens than the FA 31mm F1.8 Limited.
  • Pros: Wonderful rendering, great contrast, nice bokeh
  • Cons: a little CA and no quick shift manual focus, hardly worth mentioning
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Overall 10
10

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Cynog Ap Brychan, pentaxforums.com
24 October 2013
  • Excerpt: What can I say that others haven't said before? I never cease to be amazed by this jewel of a lens.
  • Pros: Sharpness; Rendition; Build Quality; Bokeh
  • Cons: Built-in lens hood makes step up rings unusable
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Overall 10
10

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zmohie, pentaxforums.com
17 September 2013
  • Excerpt: No more here to add. the lens is the pentax charisma. the bokeh is awesome also the sharpness .
  • Pros: bokeh ..sharpness
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