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
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.
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.
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,