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05-04-2011, 10:13 AM - 1 Like   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adk X Quote
I realize I do not urgently need the 31mm at this time.
If you don't urgently need it, you shouldn't get it. Instead, why not rent it? That way you'll get first hand experience of what all the fuss is about and you'll have a better idea of whether it would be worth getting further on down the road.

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QuoteOriginally posted by northcoastgreg Quote
If you don't urgently need it, you shouldn't get it. Instead, why not rent it? That way you'll get first hand experience of what all the fuss is about and you'll have a better idea of whether it would be worth getting further on down the road.
That's far too sensible and you'll be kicked out of the LBA club if you do that.
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about 5 yrs ago I passed on a new 31mm

At that point in time it was considerably less than it is now. I have regretted the decision ever since. My reasoning was "I have the FA 35mm F2.0 why do I need to spend almost $750 (I think that was the price) for just a bit faster lens?" Then I tried a friends 31mm and I've been regretting the decision ever since. Especially since circumstances have changed and I now can't afford it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by NaClH2O Quote
At that point in time it was considerably less than it is now. I have regretted the decision ever since. My reasoning was "I have the FA 35mm F2.0 why do I need to spend almost $750 (I think that was the price) for just a bit faster lens?" Then I tried a friends 31mm and I've been regretting the decision ever since. Especially since circumstances have changed and I now can't afford it.

NaCl(get it now and spare yourself the torture)H2O
I'm glad I purchased the FA77 a few years ago for similar reasons, and I wish I had picked up the 43 and 31.

The cost of these FA ltd lenses is out of sight now. There is no way I'm explaining $1,000 for the FA31 to my wife.

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I'm glad I purchased the FA77 a few years ago for similar reasons, and I wish I had picked up the 43 and 31.

The cost of these FA ltd lenses is out of sight now. There is no way I'm explaining $1,000 for the FA31 to my wife.
I'm not sure how much the FA31 cost during that time you were considering it, but I had seen it go for $800 3 years ago.
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Still... the Nikkor AF-S 35 1,4 G is...what... 1500$ or something.....

Compared to the other brands, our old litle 31 seems quite a good deal, even now!

Yes the other have their cheapo 1,8's, but the dont really compare to the 31, do they?
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QuoteOriginally posted by the swede Quote
Still... the Nikkor AF-S 35 1,4 G is...what... 1500$ or something.....

Compared to the other brands, our old litle 31 seems quite a good deal, even now!

Yes the other have their cheapo 1,8's, but the dont really compare to the 31, do they?
no they don't. that's the beauty of the FA31. eventhough if it's f1.8 and 31mm, it renders like an ultrafast 50mm, not to mention it is cheaper than what other brands can offer to perform the same. oh and 31mm is such a luxury fov.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
I'm not sure how much the FA31 cost during that time you were considering it, but I had seen it go for $800 3 years ago.
I was looking at it for $750, and that was also 3-4 years ago. It is now $1,150 at Adorama, after their "discount."

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I was looking at it for $750, and that was also 3-4 years ago. It is now $1,150 at Adorama, after their "discount."
that's painful. but anyways, I believe my FA35 would work out well with a lil help from Mr. PS. win a lottery, I'll get the 3 Ladies (FA LTDs) in an instant.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
I'm not sure how much the FA31 cost during that time you were considering it, but I had seen it go for $800 3 years ago.
I paid $880 for mine in January 2007, but I seem to recall that Pentax had a $100 rebate offer at the time. Imagine that! The $570 that I recently paid for an FA43 seems like a real bargain.

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QuoteOriginally posted by NaClH2O Quote
At that point in time it was considerably less than it is now. I have regretted the decision ever since. My reasoning was "I have the FA 35mm F2.0 why do I need to spend almost $750 (I think that was the price) for just a bit faster lens?" Then I tried a friends 31mm and I've been regretting the decision ever since.
I feel your pain. I have decided to stop my suffering....
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I feel your pain. I have decided to stop my suffering....
Yeah, buy it now or else in another three years you'll really have regret.
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Yeah, buy it now or else in another three years you'll really have regret.
Just bought one - MIJ Black. On my camera right now...
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I think we need to qualify that the FA35mm f/2 and the FA31mm f/1.8 are completely different lenses, optically and mechanically. Even though I was putting myself through a university double degree, I managed to scrape enough money together to buy a FA31mm f/1.8 of my own three years ago...and I have been loving it ever since.
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My copy is back focusing quite noticeably.
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