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11-17-2007, 03:29 PM   #1
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Do I lose your respect when I sell the 31mm 1.8??

Thats the fact. The 21mm is really great, and my 77mm 1.8 is a winner for portrait. But the 31mm is, hmm. I dont now. Its very good, but worth the money?? Tonight I find a 43 at a store for 295 Euros. Will give it a try for an all day lense and than I will see what the future for the 31 is in my bag.

What do you think??

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11-17-2007, 04:08 PM   #2
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Damn. Just look into the cam and took a pic with 1.8:



How performs the 43 in that way??

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You can keep my respect if you sell it to me for, say, $50.
11-17-2007, 04:36 PM   #4
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No Ido not think you will lose any respect selling it.
At least not from me.

It is probably the least used lens I own.
But it does have its place... to be quite fran I am keeping it because I am afraid I would miss it if I got rid of it

11-17-2007, 04:42 PM   #5
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No Ido not think you will lose any respect selling it.
At least not from me.
Yeah, but you are a streang guy. A 70mm and a 77mm. Seams you like to have them all... :-)

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Yeah, but you are a streang guy. A 70mm and a 77mm. Seams you like to have them all... :-)

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No not really... The 70 and 40 lives mostly with the DS along with the 21... such a nice and compact set
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QuoteOriginally posted by TKH Quote
Thats the fact. The 21mm is really great, and my 77mm 1.8 is a winner for portrait. But the 31mm is, hmm. I dont now. Its very good, but worth the money?? Tonight I find a 43 at a store for 295 Euros. Will give it a try for an all day lense and than I will see what the future for the 31 is in my bag.

What do you think??

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Rainer
r u kidding??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

One of the most incredible lenses I have ever owned....Here is a sample

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11-17-2007, 05:38 PM   #8
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r u kidding??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Ben....

I do not think he is and I partly understand him...

But no it is not a lens I would easily part with either...

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If you don't want it, like it or use it, then sell it or trade it for something you will use.
11-17-2007, 07:30 PM   #10
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oh my now, if I only had that lens when I was at about 9000ft on the edge of Ngorongoro crater taking my shots of the Milkyway ... would have given me the better FOV then the 50mm f/1.4 w/similar light through to the sensor. I think I'll have to be sure to buy that if I am to go somewhere far from civilization (and light pollution) again. (else is there's a similarly fast but even wider lens?)
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oh my now, if I only had that lens when I was at about 9000ft on the edge of Ngorongoro crater taking my shots of the Milkyway ... would have given me the better FOV then the 50mm f/1.4 w/similar light through to the sensor. I think I'll have to be sure to buy that if I am to go somewhere far from civilization (and light pollution) again. (else is there's a similarly fast but even wider lens?)
Maybe then I'd have picked your shot as the winner in last week's contest :P LOL...

Seriously though...what about a pentax 24/2 , or even better a Sigma 20/1.8? That siggy would do the trick if you could get one that worked properly...
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Seriously though...what about a pentax 24/2 , or even better a Sigma 20/1.8? That siggy would do the trick if you could get one that worked properly...
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.
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No respect lost from me. I owned the 31 for a while. While it was an amazing lens, and probably the best I've ever used, I just didn't see well with it and therefore didn't use it much. It is an awkward focal length for me, on the K10D. I much prefer the 43, which is very very close in quality IMO.
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Don't do it! You will just have seller's remorse.
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Seller's remorse is a dreadful feeling to have...
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