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06-08-2021, 11:27 PM - 12 Likes   #1
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Comparative review: HD Pentax-FA Limited Trio vs SMC Pentax-FA Limited Trio

Bernard (@bdery) has recently completed our in-depth review that compares the new HD Pentax-FA limited trio (31mm, 43mm, 77mm) to the older SMC versions. We'll be officially announcing the review in the coming days. In the meantime, the review is already available below. Enjoy!

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Great. Many thanks to Bernard (@bdery) and PF.
Cheers from down under ....
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Wow, the handling of bright lights are hugely improved! I was interested to see how the smc+ghostless would fare against hd only. The winner is obvious.
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Cool, now I know I don't need the HD version hehe
Bring on the 21.

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This will be an interesting one.
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Yay! This review is long-awaited.

06-09-2021, 10:19 AM   #7
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Thank you @bdery and @Adam!

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QuoteOriginally posted by hcc Quote
Great. Many thanks to Bernard (@bdery) and PF.
A pleasure!

QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Yay! This review is long-awaited.
I did my best to speed things up!
06-09-2021, 03:52 PM   #9
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Thanks Bernard!
I love starbursts and quite surprised to see how good they were on the HD variant. Yes you need to stop down a bit more perhaps but to me the HD actually looked a bit cleaner than on the SMC (due to less flare by the looks of it).
In any case I'm happy to stick with my current SMC lenses but if I was buying now I would seriously consider the HD variant.
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Thanks a TON, As usual a very thorough review and can't thank you enough Bernard!
06-10-2021, 07:34 AM   #11
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Bernard, please add a purple fringing test (above all for the 77mm) and, if you can, a color balance test on film. Thanks!

Great work!
06-10-2021, 07:35 AM   #12
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great work on the review

but I am sticking with my MIJ FA Limiteds
06-10-2021, 07:39 AM   #13
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I prefer the bokeh and highlights roll-off in the 31 HD.
Now I need the money
Thanks again!
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Thanks for this review. I've alwqays admired how the reviewers are meticulous and methodical, this really adds to the usefulness of the reviews.
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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
great work on the review

but I am sticking with my MIJ FA Limiteds
hand on MIJs
but that HD FA43 with the green dot makes it perfect

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