Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-02-2021, 05:32 PM   #1
Pentaxian
Michael Piziak's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,134
What are the Pentax 3 great lens - called the trifecta or golden 3 or something

What are the Pentax 3 great lens - called the trifecta or golden 3 or something

10-02-2021, 05:43 PM   #2
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
ismaelg's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Puerto Rico
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,259
Hello,

I've heard the Pentax Trinity and the Three Amigos. Some of us use the term "trifecta" for the original Asahi Pentax, the Asahi Pentax S and the Asahi Pentax K, the first 3 pentaprism cameras.

Thanks,
Ismael
10-02-2021, 05:55 PM - 3 Likes   #3
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
luftfluss's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NJ
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,877
The Three Princesses: 31, 43, 77 FA Limiteds.

Some folks refer to them as the Three Amigos, but in their homeland they are the Three Princesses.
10-02-2021, 06:30 PM   #4
Custom User Title
Loyal Site Supporter
FozzFoster's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Alberta
Photos: Albums
Posts: 5,986
+1 for 'Three Princesses'

10-02-2021, 09:06 PM - 1 Like   #5
HYS
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2013
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 377
I couldn't find 77Ltd. to give me more pleasure then 70Ltd. Sorry! My 70 Ltd. is really very very fine lens.
10-02-2021, 09:44 PM   #6
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
pres589's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Wichita, KS
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,730
You mean the Pentax M 85 f2.0, the M 50 f1.7, and the M 20 f4? That of course leaves out the M 28 f2.8 mk2 and M 120 f2.8 (which I have not used but want to own)
10-03-2021, 12:41 AM   #7
Pentaxian
StiffLegged's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2018
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,384
QuoteOriginally posted by HYS Quote
I couldn't find 77Ltd. to give me more pleasure then 70Ltd. Sorry! My 70 Ltd. is really very very fine lens.
Except the 77 is full frame, if you’re shooting a K-1, as are the other two.

10-03-2021, 01:04 AM   #8
Pentaxian
angerdan's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2015
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,173
QuoteOriginally posted by Michael Piziak Quote
What are the Pentax 3 great lens - called the trifecta or golden 3 or something
FA Limiteds: 31mm, 43mm and 77mm
FA Limited | PENTAX Limited Lens Special Site | RICOH IMAGING
10-03-2021, 04:09 AM - 1 Like   #9
Pentaxian




Join Date: Feb 2015
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,517
QuoteOriginally posted by Michael Piziak Quote
What are the Pentax 3 great lens - called the trifecta or golden 3 or something
You mean the Pentax trinity of most useful lenses I guess, then: D-FA 15-30, D-FA 24-70 and D-FA 70-200. I'm not sure about the FA limited, they are old screw drive lenses designed a long time ago for film cameras.

Last edited by biz-engineer; 10-03-2021 at 04:14 AM.
10-03-2021, 04:12 AM   #10
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: vigo
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 110
In my oppinion and experience, FA 31 Ltd., K 28 f/2 and F*300 f/4,5 .
10-03-2021, 04:28 AM - 1 Like   #11
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Quebec City, Quebec
Posts: 3,291
Well, I have 3 FA wide-angle I would never part with : 1) FA 20 mm f/2.8, 2) FA 28 mm f/2.8 and 3) FA 35 mm f/2. I recently added the FA 50 mm f/1.7 and this "foursome" are top-notch lenses, be it on the K3 or the K1.

Regards

FA 35 mm on K3

FA 28 mm on K3

FA 20 mm on K1

FA 50 mm on K3
10-03-2021, 04:33 AM   #12
Pentaxian




Join Date: Feb 2015
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,517
Pentax D-FA*50 1.4, Pentax D-DA*85 1.4 and the up-coming Pentax D-FA*28 1.4, are the future legendary Pentax lenses.
10-03-2021, 05:11 AM - 1 Like   #13
Pentaxian
angerdan's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2015
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,173
QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
I'm not sure about the FA limited, they are old screw drive lenses designed a long time ago for film cameras.
Screw drive is faster than old SDM lenses, FA limiteds have integrted pixie dust and the FA77 even integrated hood.
It's clear that all the FA Limiteds are always either the winner or around the winner at the Pentax Lens Tournaments:
Pentax Lens Tournament | PentaxForums.com
10-03-2021, 05:34 AM - 1 Like   #14
Pentaxian
normhead's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near Algonquin Park
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 38,579
The FA 31 ltd continues to be as good as or better than competing lenses 3 times it's weight, in every comparative test I've ever seen.

Unfortunately it also continues to be twice my lens budget.
10-03-2021, 11:59 AM - 2 Likes   #15
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
UncleVanya's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 21,002
QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
You mean the Pentax trinity of most useful lenses I guess, then: D-FA 15-30, D-FA 24-70 and D-FA 70-200. I'm not sure about the FA limited, they are old screw drive lenses designed a long time ago for film cameras.
Those lenses hold up well: https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review-pentax-fa-31mm-f1-8-limited/#Conclusion_Updated_11152020
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
70mm, apsc, city, da, da 70mm, f/2.8, f2.4, fa, ff, film, flickr, format, frame, head, iso, k-1, k-mount, lens, mode, pentax, pentax lens, portraits, post, slr lens, trifecta, vignette
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nature The Daily Trifecta. Win, Place or Show!!! Tonytee Post Your Photos! 10 05-12-2021 08:57 PM
Pentax K: Third musketeer and youngest member of the original trifecta ismaelg Pentax Film SLR Discussion 5 10-04-2020 08:06 PM
Nature The flying trifecta! tp1000 Post Your Photos! 2 01-09-2020 08:12 AM
Night Trifecta Stoogie Post Your Photos! 3 07-01-2018 04:53 PM
Something new, something old, something awesome! RaduA Pentax DSLR Discussion 18 03-06-2008 11:27 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:35 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top