Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-12-2011, 03:13 AM   #1
Senior Member
campdog's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bonny Hills, NSW, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 201
Just ordered a Pentax 31mm 1.8 Limited.

Well I thought about it and couldnt decide between the Sigma 30 mm and the Pentax 31mm Limited.
Money was the biggest issue for me as I couldnt justify the expense.Then I put the price of the Sigma and added a good ND filter and a circular polariser and the gap in price closed a bit more. I already have a selection of good ND,CP and UV and protection filters in that size from my Sigma 10-30 and FA*80-200.So that was the biggest concern lightened.I nearly got conned by a real cheapie on ebay over the weekend.Luckily ebay pulled it from listing as the seller was a crook.Starting price was $350US and I was the highest bidder befor closing.
I am hoping that Pentax will go full frame in the future so this lens will fit in nicely.Now all can do is wait and see what results I can get with the K5. Also I ordered a new laptop for my wife.So I dont feel so guilty anymore. She doesnt know yet.

John

10-12-2011, 05:15 AM   #2
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: amsterdam
Posts: 130
John, you did the right thing !


I mean by ordering a new laptop for your wife....:ugh:

No seriously: congratulations wih your FA31ltd.
I'm still buying FF lenses myself for you'll never know.
10-12-2011, 06:12 AM   #3
Forum Member




Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: New Mexico
Photos: Albums
Posts: 74
John: another +1 on deciding on the FA31.

I just recently bought one from the marketplace in almost like new condition. In short, I absolutely love it.
10-13-2011, 12:11 AM   #4
Senior Member
campdog's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bonny Hills, NSW, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 201
Original Poster
I did make the right decision on the Lens and the laptop, the only non full frame lens I have is the sigma 10-20mm. Glad I ordered yesterday as I got a tax bill today for $900.00 and not sure if I would have ordered the 31mm. Now waiting for the full frame Pentax DLSR to be released.
John

10-13-2011, 12:24 AM   #5
Ash
Community Manager
Loyal Site Supporter
Ash's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 22,678
Work hard on paying those bills off, John. But it's worth it - the FA 31 is a top lens on any camera.
Enjoy it mate.
10-18-2011, 03:00 AM   #6
Senior Member
campdog's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bonny Hills, NSW, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 201
Original Poster
Well it turned up and boy what a magic lens,I have never used anything so sharp. What am I going to do with my 100 macro, FA*28-70 and fa* 80-200 I dont want to put this thing down,Even the crap shots I took look sharp.
10-19-2011, 01:40 PM   #7
Veteran Member
jerryleejr's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 420
QuoteOriginally posted by campdog Quote
Well it turned up and boy what a magic lens,I have never used anything so sharp. What am I going to do with my 100 macro, FA*28-70 and fa* 80-200 I dont want to put this thing down,Even the crap shots I took look sharp.
Well I am sure there are others on here that can put your neglected lenses to good use

JJ
10-19-2011, 08:08 PM   #8
Site Supporter
cali92rs's Avatar

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 3,195
That's hilarious...buying an expensive lens, then smooth things over by buying your wife something equally expensive...awww married life, I know your pain

10-19-2011, 11:21 PM   #9
Senior Member
campdog's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bonny Hills, NSW, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 201
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by cali92rs Quote
That's hilarious...buying an expensive lens, then smooth things over by buying your wife something equally expensive...awww married life, I know your pain
I get my old laptop back so I can teher it to my K5. Hers is tax deductable as well. Method in my madness.

John
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!
31mm, ebay, k-mount, pentax, pentax 31mm, pentax lens, price, sigma, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentax FA 31mm f/1.8 AL Limited samples Ash Lens Sample Photo Archive 128 01-03-2017 02:17 PM
Wanted - Acquired: Pentax FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited stillshunter Sold Items 2 06-03-2011 11:56 AM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA 31mm f1.8 Limited manishved Sold Items 10 04-15-2010 06:24 PM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax 31mm FA Limited QuixoticTonic Sold Items 16 01-31-2010 06:00 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:46 AM. | 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