Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

View Poll Results: Which do you prefer
FA35 3029.41%
FA31 7270.59%
Voters: 102. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
07-03-2011, 10:12 PM   #121
Veteran Member
Pentaxor's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,513
QuoteOriginally posted by henryjing Quote
FA31limited should be given a proper competitor.
I have to say that, FA35 is not qualified at all.

Wide Open: Pentax 31 Limited & Leica 35 Summilux ASPH | STEVE HUFF PHOTOS
they should had been shot with the same camera with same sensor size and rendering. aside from that, no equal aperture comparisons. can we mention equivalence as well? :ugh:

07-03-2011, 10:22 PM   #122
Veteran Member
henryjing's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 467
You are right, however, FA31 still performs fabulously, I mean, quite close to 35summilux, the 35mm killer...


QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
they should had been shot with the same camera with same sensor size and rendering. aside from that, no equal aperture comparisons. can we mention equivalence as well? :ugh:
07-03-2011, 11:45 PM   #123
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Midwest
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,407
QuoteOriginally posted by henryjing Quote
FA31limited should be given a proper competitor.
I have to say that, FA35 is not qualified at all.

Wide Open: Pentax 31 Limited & Leica 35 Summilux ASPH | STEVE HUFF PHOTOS
But the FA35 isn't even in that test. You can't determine anything about C by comparing only A&B.

If we take into account the comparisons and statistics about the FA31 v FA35, they're *very* close. So if the FA31 is close to the Summilux, then the FA35 must be close, too.

Maybe, you know, (I know this is HERESY, but I'm going to say it anyway) if you get two high quality lenses of similar focal length and aperture, and shoot the same image with both, the results will be *very* close when compared?
08-05-2011, 04:41 AM   #124
Veteran Member
vrrattko's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Photos: Albums
Posts: 734
QuoteOriginally posted by jstevewhite Quote
I think it's interesting that they trade the lead @5.6, where they are nearly identical in MTF.
somehow i don't see it that way in the graph - fa31 is better at 2.8 and both are even at f4....all the other apertures fa35 scores better.
regardless of that i traded fa35 for 31limited in past....

08-05-2011, 05:47 AM   #125
Forum Member




Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Near The Mouse (tm)
Posts: 85
QuoteOriginally posted by jstevewhite Quote
But the FA35 isn't even in that test. You can't determine anything about C by comparing only A&B.

If we take into account the comparisons and statistics about the FA31 v FA35, they're *very* close. So if the FA31 is close to the Summilux, then the FA35 must be close, too.

Maybe, you know, (I know this is HERESY, but I'm going to say it anyway) if you get two high quality lenses of similar focal length and aperture, and shoot the same image with both, the results will be *very* close when compared?
As a father of young kids in a single-income family, what I find humorous is the comments on that page who are just gushing about the value of the FA 31. If I could afford one without taking out an equity mortgage, I might consider it, but otherwise the FA is in another league, price-wise, than what I could ever own. I feel super-fortunate to have been able to get ahold of the FA 43 when it was still in the ~$480 range (I think?) years ago.
08-07-2011, 11:57 PM   #126
Veteran Member
selar's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,035
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Jason 407 Quote
I might consider it, but otherwise the FA is in another league, price-wise, than what I could ever own. I feel super-fortunate to have been able to get ahold of the FA 43 when it was still in the ~$480 range (I think?) years ago.
If you buy it used, you can sell it for pretty much what you paid for it, when you take that into consideration, its not such an expensive lens to own.
08-08-2011, 07:02 PM   #127
Forum Member




Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Near The Mouse (tm)
Posts: 85
QuoteOriginally posted by selar Quote
If you buy it used, you can sell it for pretty much what you paid for it, when you take that into consideration, its not such an expensive lens to own.
Excellent point, but I have trouble justifying tying up that much money in one lens at present, when I have about 5 or 6 that I'd like to buy to round out my kit. I could get 2-3 of the more expensive ones I have in my sights for that much money. I'd love to have it, though...
11-02-2012, 08:52 AM   #128
Banned




Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NY/Germany
Posts: 1,183
I'm revisiting this thread. Has there been a follow up with better testing conditions?

Even though I have an FA35, I'm considering the FA31, but I'm still very unconvinced of there being a significant difference outside of FOV.

11-05-2012, 07:39 PM   #129
Veteran Member
Pentaxor's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,513
QuoteOriginally posted by snake Quote
I'm revisiting this thread. Has there been a follow up with better testing conditions?

Even though I have an FA35, I'm considering the FA31, but I'm still very unconvinced of there being a significant difference outside of FOV.
the only difference that I see if you really want a different depth of field quality. a significant FOV difference would be something at 24mm.
11-06-2012, 01:56 PM   #130
Site Supporter
wtlwdwgn's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Billings, MT
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,590
This is an interesting thread but you've tested one lens against another that's 3 times as expensive. Still, for those folks with the FA 35 you should be happy it fares as well as it does against the FA 31. That said the FA 31 is renowned for its ability to render color, contrast, and sharpness and it isn't surprising that it comes out on top. I'd love to have an FA 31 someday but in the meantime I'll just have to suffer along with my DA 35 f/2.8 Macro Limited.
11-06-2012, 02:27 PM   #131
Veteran Member
DaveHolmes's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 1,501
FA35 is my most used lens... I'd love to replace it with an FA31-Ltd but if I manage to get hold of that kind of cash I'm far more likely to go for either an FA77-Ltd or a DA15mm&DA70mm-Ltd combo...

The FA43Ltd is much less appealing than the other two FA-Ltds... DA*55-1.4 sings to me more...
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
f2, f4, f8, fa, fa31, k-mount, lens, pentax lens, photos, shootout, slr lens, vs
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
50mm shootout: F1.2, F1.4 or F1.7? Spock Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 25 03-14-2017 09:40 PM
Streets Shootout Ahab Post Your Photos! 3 05-11-2011 12:01 PM
Would you give up FA35/2 for Fa31 yusuf Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 19 02-18-2011 07:14 AM
People Model Shootout alohadave Post Your Photos! 5 10-03-2009 01:41 PM
FA31 vs FA35 k100d Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 15 03-22-2009 11:41 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:59 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top