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05-12-2014, 11:09 AM   #1
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Why have you sold your FA31?

Would love to get the perspective - Why have you sold your FA31?

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It's just not quite wide enough on APS-C for my personal taste
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The FA 31's rendering and resolution is (my copies) about the same as the FA 35, with the FA 31 being 3 times more expensive. The only difference (other than build quality) was the FA 31 had better bokeh in most situations.
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Just wasn't using it that much on APS-C. The DA35 Macro is smaller, lighter and f/2.8 is fast enough for my needs.

On a full-frame camera, it would be a different story, I'm sure.

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Maybe I will regret but decided to let it go. The FL is perfect for APS-C but I decided to go FF and I feel it's a bit wide on FF (I rarely use by Sigma 19mm for NEX).
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QuoteOriginally posted by yusuf Quote
The FL is perfect for APS-C but I decided to go FF and I feel it's a bit wide on FF
Funny, I never considered the FA31 exactly because it gives a redundant focal length in APS-C. On the contrary, IŽd really like it on FF
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Quite simply the Focal Length didn't suit me (on APS-C) - the angle of view it gave me was rarely what I was looking for, I find 20 - 24 or 35 to be my preferences. I feel the same about 28mm too

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I find 20 - 24 or 35 to be my preferences.
+1

Although I'm now finding that the DA 20-40 Ltd makes these concerns about specific focal lengths irrelevant!
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QuoteOriginally posted by yusuf Quote
Maybe I will regret but decided to let it go. The FL is perfect for APS-C but I decided to go FF and I feel it's a bit wide on FF (I rarely use by Sigma 19mm for NEX).
So you are changing systems? Or going all out for film?
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So you are changing systems? Or going all out for film?
Actually, already on Sony NEX from over a year now, apart from film. I heard K-3 has improved tremendously in AF department but unfortunately no major retails chains in India keeps Pentax on display that I can try. So letting some of my Pentax stuff go which I will not be using.
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I have not sold it. But I agree, the FA31 on APS-C is just odd and not something I use a lot. However, I do use it on my LX and MX a lot, and I've been doing more and more video and I love the 31 for video purposes, especially the focus ring. So I'll keep it for that. But I never liked it for stills on my K5/K3.
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Funny that people don't like the focal length when it seems like most folks like the 50mm focal length on full frame. It is the 40-ish focal length that I don't really like on APS-C.

Biggest weakness of the FA 31 is purple fringing and it can glow in the wrong situation.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
Funny that people don't like the focal length when it seems like most folks like the 50mm focal length on full frame. It is the 40-ish focal length that I don't really like on APS-C.

Biggest weakness of the FA 31 is purple fringing and it can glow in the wrong situation.
Love 50mm on both. hate 30-35 on both. can't explain it. But I love my 43!
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Funny that people don't like the focal length when it seems like most folks like the 50mm focal length on full frame. It is the 40-ish focal length that I don't really like on APS-C.

Biggest weakness of the FA 31 is purple fringing and it can glow in the wrong situation.
Agree, 30-35 is my fav FL on APS-C and 50 on FF.
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