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04-16-2007, 06:59 PM   #1
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LBA: My first Limited!

B&H delivered the FA 31mm 1.8 Limited a day early! A dreary, wet day out, so here's a few first snaps from around the house. I really enjoy the focal length... I think it will be perfect for indoor, natural light shots where the FA 50mm 1.4 is too long. One thing that first struck me was the superb build quality... really, an excellent chunk o' glass!













{Edit: More pics down below... scroll down a bit}


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very nice, congratulations... I actually just placed an order for my first top notch piece of glass myself - the 40/2.8 limited.. woot!

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Wow. My 31mm should be coming any day now...I can't wait!
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Dan... that 40mm limited looks to be a terrific lens!

Finn... looking forward to your post very similar to this one after your 31 arrives!!

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poor doggy, he looks so sad!!
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Congrads on the lens. A very useful to own. Sure you would enjoy this lens thoroughly
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It's a great lens, it is the normal lens for the digitals and a moderate wide on the film cameras.

It's probably one of the best of the lenses that I own. It has a real "3-D feel, I can't really describe why, but you'll love it!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dana G Quote
It's a great lens, it is the normal lens for the digitals and a moderate wide on the film cameras.

It's probably one of the best of the lenses that I own. It has a real "3-D feel, I can't really describe why, but you'll love it!
I'm using it on a K10D and maybe it will find it's way onto the *ist DS. On the K10D is just slightly wide... just a bit wider than normal, if I consider normal as a perspective similar to what my eyes see.

one of the reasons I went with this lens was the 3-D feel, as demonstrated by many fine examples of various forum members. As I keep exploring this lens, hopefully my photography will rise to a level where I can uncover some of that 3-D feel!

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What is around the dog's neck? Great photos, by the way.

I wish I had that kind of money to burn
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What is around the dog's neck? Great photos, by the way.

I wish I had that kind of money to burn
It's an Elizabethan collar alternative... a blow up donut so she can't get to her wound. She was bitten by another dog... a nippy Corgi that never learned bite inhibition. Thankfully, it was not a fight... they were actually playing fetch. Chaya didn't even seem to notice and still wanted to play, play play!


(not taken with the 31)

As for the lens.... I see it more as investment, as I'm just barely starting to make a few dollars with this groovy hobby.
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Congratulations, but unfortunately your copy is flawed, I detect extreme sharpness, this needs to be corrected! You need to send it to me and I'll fix it for you. To show you how generous I am I will assay this serious undertaking for free! However it will take me a long while to diagnose, trouble shoot (and I do mean shoot) the problem. Therefore expect about a 6 month (or longer)turnaround

NaCl(see what a good fellow Pentaxian I am? )H2O

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Congrats! That is one of the lenses I dream of owning. Can you tell me where the lens is made?
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Congratulations, but unfortunately your copy is flawed, I detect extreme sharpness, this needs to be corrected! You need to send it to me and I'll fix it for you. To show you how generous I am I will assay this serious undertaking for free! However it will take me a long while to diagnose, trouble shoot (and I do mean shoot) the problem. Therefore expect about a 6 month (or longer)turnaround

NaCl(see what a good fellow Pentaxian I am? )H2O

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ha! Fortunately, I'm using it with the K10D and we all know how soft the jpegs are!

QuoteOriginally posted by J.Scott Quote
Congrats! That is one of the lenses I dream of owning. Can you tell me where the lens is made?
Thanks... been my dream too! The lens was made in Japan.
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Day 2 with the 31mm 1.8 Limited

I took a little stroll through my old neighborhood... Belmont ST in Portland, Oregon. I find the focal length to be really nice for a walk-around and it's nicely balanced on the K10D.

On my stroll, I stopped in a little antique store and was asked if I was a photographer for one of the local papers. That kinda made my day.


1/1000s f/2.0 ISO100


1/500s f/4.0 ISO100


1/1000s f/2.0 ISO100


1/800s f/2.5 ISO100


1/100s f/2.5 ISO100


1/320s f/2.5 ISO100

I don't normally do this, but here's one for you pixel peepers - a 100% crop of the last one.
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Very nice shots. That lens has the IQ of a "genius."

Keep 'em coming.
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