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01-04-2008, 01:07 PM   #46
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Well, optically the FA35 is as good as the FA31.
So you say I should pay 600 Euro extra for built quality?

A good DA28/2.0 for 500 Euro. That would be it.
Having used both a lot I do disagree. Sharpness aside, the renderings from the FA31 is far more pleasing to my eye. secondly it is 4mm wider, the 35mm FL never worked out for me. a tad to wide to be short tele and not wide enough to be a normal for me.

The FA35 is IMHO a good prime, but no match for the FA31.

Another thing is the MF feel, the 31 is no MF lens, but for an AF lens it is great, same cannot be said about the FA35.

Again that is my personal opinion, just like I think the FA50 is a good prime, but not up to the 43.

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I dont know if I am repeating other people wishes but I would add my vote to a reedition of the 200 f4 macro and the release of some teleconverters (I know these are not primes but I had to say it)
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QuoteOriginally posted by blende8 Quote
A good DA28/2.0 for 500 Euro. That would be it.
Blende8 lets not give Pentax any crazy ideas. A good DA28/2.0 for 300 Euros tops.
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I'd like to ask Pentax to create DA8/4-4.5, DA28/2-2.5 and DA18/2.8-3.5 in the nearest 2 year, if we say about wide-angle. And to make DA135/2-2.8 and DA400/4.5. DA600 could be good too.
I think it is enough till 2010. ))
Pentax is too slow to create more than 5-6 fixed lenses for the nearest 2 years. IMO.

And, OF COURSE, Pentax should to start to sell DA35/2,8 macro, DA35 (?), DA*55/1.4 SDM, DA*200/2.8 and DA*300/4 SDM this year.

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Blende8 lets not give Pentax any crazy ideas. A good DA28/2.0 for 300 Euros tops.
Agree!

Just to put things into relation:
The M28/2 cost 824 DM (about $ 400) in 1981.
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I really want a "1mm" "f1.0" lens...
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QuoteOriginally posted by blende8 Quote
Well, optically the FA35 is as good as the FA31.
So you say I should pay 600 Euro extra for built quality?

A good DA28/2.0 for 500 Euro. That would be it.

I dissagre... FA 35mm is fantastic value for the price, but the 31 in in a league of its own... For starters 6 blades vs 9... nice bokeh, beter color rendering... etc. etc. etc
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QuoteOriginally posted by blende8 Quote
Agree!

Just to put things into relation:
The M28/2 cost 824 DM (about $ 400) in 1981.

Yeah, but 824 DM would be at least 800 Euros (probably more) today if you count the inflations in...

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I really want a "1mm" "f1.0" lens...
it sure would make for some dramatic compositions ben...

But you would have to be very close to your subject and probably make your lightning pretty difficult
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QuoteOriginally posted by benjikan Quote
I really want a "1mm" "f1.0" lens...
Sounds like an excuse to get really close to the models in the dark.
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QuoteOriginally posted by blende8 Quote
Agree!

Just to put things into relation:
The M28/2 cost 824 DM (about $ 400) in 1981.
You read my mind. That is the exact question I was going to ask but deleted that bit from my previous post. I wonder what the A28/2 sold for?

There was a point to in the early 80's when the exchange rate was 5 to 1 DM/Dollar. That made for happy American travelers.
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I really want a "1mm" "f1.0" lens...
Ben,

This is probably not impossible.

You should have talked with Stanley Kubreck when you had a chance

If you have ever seen his movie Barry Linden Kubreck had a custom designed lens so that he could shoot an enitire scene by candle light alone. While the very small focal length of the lens escapes me at the moment, the lens was an f 0.8. Now that is a bugger of a lens.

The scene was beautifully done. Worth seeing the movie just to seewhat this lens was capable of doing. I only remember this little tidbit because I was relatively new to the profession back then and I wasn't really aware (with technology being what it was in the 70's) that you could move exponentially to the negative side of f1.0.

I have often wondered where this lens is today. Probably lost in a box and resting next to the Covenant of the Lost Ark in some D.C. warehouse

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The DA 10-17 at 10 mm already covers a region equivalent to a 4.6 mm rectilinear lens.

And then there is the Nikon 6/2.8.
Here on an F3:



The diameter of the frontlens is about 20 cm. Weight: 5 kg.
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QuoteOriginally posted by blende8 Quote
The DA 10-17 at 10 mm already covers a region equivalent to a 4.6 mm rectilinear lens.

And then there is the Nikon 6/2.8.
Here on an F3:



The diameter of the frontlens is about 20 cm. Weight: 5 kg.
Good luck taking that on a hike or around the street Damned thing looks like a satellite dish.
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And the recently announced Sigma 4,5mm f2.8 circular fisheye

That is one huge Nikon though... a 6mm on film must have been quite interesting...
QuoteOriginally posted by blende8 Quote
The DA 10-17 at 10 mm already covers a region equivalent to a 4.6 mm rectilinear lens.

And then there is the Nikon 6/2.8.
Here on an F3:



The diameter of the frontlens is about 20 cm. Weight: 5 kg.
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