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11-17-2007, 11:34 PM   #16
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How much to ship it to Australia ?

Respect doesn't enter into it. IQ and your shooting habits do.

On the other hand, every piece of good photographic equipment I have sold, I have later regretted!

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oddly enough

I've been wrestling with similar thoughts since receiving the 43. I haven't come to any rash decisions as I've only owned each a little over a month, but I can say that on the K10d I with the 31 were really a 20 f1.8 limited. I am liking the tighter perspective of the 43 a lot, and the rendering is very nice on both. However, I wish the 31 was a little wider on the K10d.

I have been having crazy thoughts myself of replacing the 31 with the 21 and maybe a voigtlander 125 macro, leaving me with 21, 43, 70 & 125.

However, I also don't see myself ever parting with it, because if I ever get a FF pentax I can see myself with a 31, 77, 125 kit instead.

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What was that saying about 2 steps back for the perfect wide angle?? Okay might be needing to take 3.5 on the K10 lol. I too personally dont like anyting in the 30-35mm range but eventually they'll stop making these full frame beuties and the 31mm's price will skyrocket on the used circuit. If anything, its an investment you should hold on to.
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Seller's remorse is a dreadful feeling to have...
Don't sell it...you'll regret it!

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I picked up a 43 to have a longer version of the 31, but they are really quite different IMO. The 43 is a great lens, but it really does pale in comparison to the 31. I love them both, but I'll only give up the 31 when you pry it from my cold, dead hand...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kaimarx Quote
What was that saying about 2 steps back for the perfect wide angle?? Okay might be needing to take 3.5 on the K10 lol. I too personally dont like anyting in the 30-35mm range but eventually they'll stop making these full frame beuties and the 31mm's price will skyrocket on the used circuit. If anything, its an investment you should hold on to.
Until of course Pentax releases a D-FA version of the 31, 43 & 77 to go along with a FF digital camera. ;0
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QuoteOriginally posted by txbonds Quote
Until of course Pentax releases a D-FA version of the 31, 43 & 77 to go along with a FF digital camera. ;0
Heh, one could only hope....with Hoya's financial backing anythings possible. Even if they did release a FF i would expect a price hike on the original limiteds, new and used.
11-20-2007, 12:57 AM   #23
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Don't sell it...you'll regret it!

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I picked up a 43 to have a longer version of the 31, but they are really quite different IMO. The 43 is a great lens, but it really does pale in comparison to the 31. I love them both, but I'll only give up the 31 when you pry it from my cold, dead hand...
Its a hard way for a Pentax newbie in this forum...

OK. Lets see.

Today I go to the shop to pick up the used 43. Its a silver one and I never wanted to buy a silver limited, but the price of 295 Euro for a like new one with all boxes and papers is to hot to part.

So the next two days I will take the time and shoot a lot around with the line up of 21, 31, 43 and 77. (The Pentax A 200mm f4 in my line-up is out of every discussion because of being really amazing:


An old rusty cog wheel seen in a lock at f4.

My evil thoughts are now the following. If the 43 is doing portraits so magic as a lot of pentaxian say, why not build the line-up the following way:

16-50mm 2.8; 43; 77.

5mm more inthe wide as the actual 21 is a word too.

I hope its not to mutch boredom for you to follow my thoughts...

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Not so boring, though I do bore myself, as I'm thinking along the same lines. I already have the 16-45 and the 43, and had put the 77 in my birthday wish list. Not that I'd mind a 31.
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Yes, nice cog photo. Makes me wish I had more time to get out with my lenses.

If I'm able to sell my 70ltd, I've decided to pursue a 77ltd to go with my 43ltd and 31ltd. I just enjoy the FA ltds so much that the 77 needs to join the party. That said, it does make a big gap on the wide end for me, other than the kit lens.

That where I'm thinking it may be nice if pentax did release a version of the 11-16 f2.8 lens. Then you could have 11-16, 31, 43, 77.

Not exactly the light weight bag of 21, 43, 70 that I started to pursue, but oh well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by txbonds Quote
Yes, nice cog photo. Makes me wish I had more time to get out with my lenses.

If I'm able to sell my 70ltd, I've decided to pursue a 77ltd to go with my 43ltd and 31ltd. I just enjoy the FA ltds so much that the 77 needs to join the party. That said, it does make a big gap on the wide end for me, other than the kit lens.

That where I'm thinking it may be nice if pentax did release a version of the 11-16 f2.8 lens. Then you could have 11-16, 31, 43, 77.

Not exactly the light weight bag of 21, 43, 70 that I started to pursue, but oh well.
Yep there is something when it comes to handling that the FA limiteds does so much better than most other lenses.

I am sure your going to find a nice home for it though... or why not keep it. I did and bought the FA77 (ok there is a story to that... but lets save that for another day)
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Sigma 24 1.8

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That's right... There's 20, a 24, and a 28. There's an advantage to having Sigma USA just a few miles away here on LI; easy drop-off and pick-up if I need it adjusted. I might consider the 24 tho for the macro ability (barely, more like "close focus" ) Anyway, we digress. thanx for pointing that out.
I have the Sigma 24mm F1.8 and I really really really really really really really like it. I don't think the colors are as good as the top pentax glass, but contrast is every bit as good, and it's sharp even at 1.8 and tack sharp at anything above 2.0. Makes an excellent club lens.

NaCl(all I have to do now is find time to go to some clubs)H2O
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I hope you are not to angry with me when I stay with my 31mm 1.8???

One of this three goddies has to go:


The result is:

1. The 31 is a stunner. Great to have it.

2. The 77 should be named "The knive". Sharp as hell from 1.8 up. Great! Best lense I own!

3. The 43? I dont know. Perhaps its funny for portrait to have a lense thats not so sharp. Perhaps there outside in rough live there are a lot of scenes to pic better than with other lenses. I dont know.

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QuoteOriginally posted by TKH Quote
I hope you are not to angry with me when I stay with my 31mm 1.8???

The result is:

1. The 31 is a stunner. Great to have it.

2. The 77 should be named "The knive". Sharp as hell from 1.8 up. Great! Best lense I own!

3. The 43? I dont know. Perhaps its funny for portrait to have a lense thats not so sharp. Perhaps there outside in rough live there are a lot of scenes to pic better than with other lenses. I dont know.

See us on eBay,
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Definitely not..

You must have a really bad copy of the FA43 since you call it not so sharp...
it is about the sharpest pentax lens ever produced.
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QuoteOriginally posted by NaClH2O Quote
I have the Sigma 24mm F1.8 and I really really really really really really really like it. I don't think the colors are as good as the top pentax glass, but contrast is every bit as good, and it's sharp even at 1.8 and tack sharp at anything above 2.0. Makes an excellent club lens.
or 'Milkyway' lens, next time I'm away from our tri-state area... Thanx for the info.
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