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02-13-2007, 06:57 AM   #1
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Convince me to get a 31mm ltd!

For those with the 31, 43 and 77, is there a reason why the 31mm is in your collection? I have the 43 and 77 (Both new!) and am enjoying both lenses for their own specific uses, but I can't see myself using the 31mm at all.

My 43mm is often my walkaround lens (Or a different perspective portrait) and the 77mm is my exclusive portrait lens, but where does the 31mm fit in?

02-13-2007, 07:40 AM   #2
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Oh... the 31 fits there allright as a fast and wide normal. Every time you find the 43 too long probably the 31 should have been mounted. You'll have a hard job finding a better normal lens.
That said, I don' think it is a necessity. You can probably get just as much fun with the FA35. The only difference, talking about picture quality, is that the FA31 has a one notch smoother bokeh. That is in certain situations only though and it's hard to justify the price, weight and stupid hood for that difference.
Of course, if you allready are hooked there isn't much to do. The FA31 is a jewel all by itself.

And, yes, I have had both, for a long time and I have tried different ways of comparing them.

Personally having the FA43 and the FA77 I would go for the DA21. widen your views a little.

good luck,
02-13-2007, 08:13 AM   #3
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I have the 31 & 77. Convince me that I need the 43! 31 is a killer lens and from everything I see sharper than the 43. 31 is sharp wide open like the 77. A friend talked me into the 31 and its great. I will probably buy the 43 just to have the set. Limiteds have a look others don't.
p.s. my problem with the 43 is that I also want the 40 pancake. No LBA here. Will probably end up with both. 3 mm, I know.

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