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12-16-2010, 05:50 PM   #16
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Try browsing this gallery... it's all FA 43, but not all film. You will have to check that yourself.

Flickr: SMC PENTAX-FA 43mm f1:1.9 Limited / -L Special

12-16-2010, 06:05 PM   #17
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Try browsing this gallery... it's all FA 43, but not all film. You will have to check that yourself.

Flickr: SMC PENTAX-FA 43mm f1:1.9 Limited / -L Special
Some nice ME Super shots from China there.
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I ended up ordering the 40mm Ultron (one of two left at Adorama). I couldn't resist my first VL and it is the most ideal for film. I might get the FA43 later, but the Ultrons won't be made in this mount any more so I'm afraid they are at their best buy now. Yes, part of me says it is wasteful to have two of the same focal length, but then how many 50s have I had?
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Well if autofocus isn't a big deal, I doubt you would miss too much else about the DA 40 compared to the ultron. Congrats!

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Well if autofocus isn't a big deal, I doubt you would miss too much else about the DA 40 compared to the ultron. Congrats!
I intend to have them both, with the DA40 staying on the Kx, where it lives most of the time. I spent a while looking back over my shots, and I have shot more on the Kx with the DA40 than all the others put together. (The 12-24 has been closing in for the last few months, though). The Ultron will be mostly for film.

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The Ultron came today. It's a lovely piece of work, and the second to the last of the Mohicans from Adorama. It's nice that it came in time for my holiday guests arriving tomorrow.

I do still think there is an FA43 somewhere in the future--perhaps after the FA31.

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I'm liking this VL 40mm. So far, it is has been a superb indoor lens.

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Great shot, gene!

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Thanks. This is the kind of shot that the 40-45mm seems to make easy to me. In this case, the fast aperture doesn't hurt either. I see this lens attached to my MX for a while.
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Mi dos centavos: For all the glass I own, I'm thin in the 40mm neighborhood, with just these three inexpensive FF goodies: Mir-1 37/2.8 (M42, 8 iris blades, US$48) -- Meyer Helioplan 40/4.5 (Exakta mount, 12 iris blades, US$12.55) -- Chinon 45/2.8 (PK-M, 6 iris blades, US$13.75). That Exakta-mount Meyer is easily fitted to a PK body -- see my thread on how-to. I've shot the Mir-1 on my ZX-M, have only used the others on my K20D. All are sharp enough for my taste. All have different characters. The Meyer is slower but has great bokeh IMHO. All these can be bought for a fraction of the cost of one of the listed lenses. I'm a cheap bastard.
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