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07-05-2012, 09:29 PM   #1
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3 FA Primes

I just added two more FA prime in my bag (with an M135/3.5 and an A50/2), Pentax-FA 50mm f1.7 & Pentax-FA 28mm f2.8 AL for about couple of hundred bucks.
The FA 50mm f1.7 acts like, well, a 50mm f1.7 (you know what I mean).
But the FA28 surprised me a lot today, when I took it out during after lunch walk.






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07-06-2012, 06:14 AM   #2
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Good score, either lens is worth a couple hundred bucks I'd love to come across a good deal on the 28
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
Good score, either lens is worth a couple hundred bucks I'd love to come across a good deal on the 28
Don't rule out the F 28/2.8 if you ever run into one. It is a different optical design. I like it better than the FA, but both are very good lenses and under rated because of the f2.8. They are rather compact lenses as well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
Don't rule out the F 28/2.8 if you ever run into one. It is a different optical design. I like it better than the FA, but both are very good lenses and under rated because of the f2.8. They are rather compact lenses as well.
I wouldn't rule out either, they just don't come up that often, and because there is no 28 (or 24) in the line right now they command higher prices than they probably should. those 2 FL are pretty glaring gaps in the line right now (it's bloody silly we have no 35mm equivalent lens in the line, for decades it was one of the most popular FL)

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