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11-02-2011, 12:44 PM   #1
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31mm 1.8

Just rented the Pentax 31mm 1.8 from Camera Lens Rental. Get it tomorrow. Cant wait. Been wanting it for a long time, juts dont have the funds yet. Will be using it this weekend for my nieces senior photos. I am affraid I will love it so much that I will want to buy it right away. Is it as good as people say?

11-02-2011, 01:34 PM   #2
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You have probably read the lens review section already, otherwise that would be a good place to start.

I like the bokeh and "3D effect" of this lens a lot, but I do find the lens somewhat soft wide open. So unless you really need the very narrow depth of field of f/1.8, you may want to stop the lens down a stop or two.

Looking forward to hearing your experience with this lens!
11-02-2011, 01:56 PM   #3
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As mentioned by Ole you should read the in-dpeth review section. the FA31mm f1.8 is the highest ranked lens there. Read also the photozone.de review along the lines.

i have the FA31mm f1.8 and it is my preferred prime. The IQ is outstanding IMHO, and I love the lens for more reasons. It is my most useful prime: if I want an 'all-around prime', it will be the FA31mm. The focal lenght is spot on, not too wide, not to long. The large aperture makes also this lens a winner for low light.

Enjoy the FA31mm....
11-02-2011, 02:21 PM   #4
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It's very much a see-it-before-you-believe-it lens.
Beautifully crafted, but most importantly, optically excellent.
Love the colours, the bokeh, the 'pop' and the overall look of images that this lens produces.

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Dear God,
Thank you for my FA 31 lens,
Amen.
11-02-2011, 04:45 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by SashasMom Quote
Is it as good as people say?
Yes it is, perhaps better if that's possible. As far as I'm concerned the FA31 is the king of IQ.


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