Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-16-2009, 10:03 PM   #76
Veteran Member
Pentaxor's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,513
QuoteOriginally posted by Mirek Quote
A while ago, after reading this thread and trying out the DA35 and FA35, I decided to take the FA35. Was briefly taunted by the FA31 but I resisted.. for now.

Anyway, the FA35 finally came in yesterday.

Impressions so far:
Jaw-dropping sharp even wide open, fast both optically and mechanically, I like the bokeh and the rendering so far... this lens at first sight seems like a pure winner and is already getting to me more than the FA50/1.4 (never thought that would be possible).

Excellent lens... can't wait to see more of what it can do.

the lens that is as good or slightly better as the FA35/2 in terms of sharpness would be the FA50 1.7, IMO. aside from the wide fl difference between the two, there is also a difference in brightness. the 1.7 appears to have luminance in the results, more like a bright version, while the FA35 produce a dark rendition but shows more vivid color rendering.

again, these two lenses are really sharp, and if you are looking for sharpness, you can't go wrong with either and any of the two lens would do.


Last edited by Pentaxor; 09-17-2009 at 11:54 AM.
09-17-2009, 04:47 AM   #77
Veteran Member
rparmar's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 8,783
QuoteOriginally posted by farfisa Quote
Isn't saying the lens is cute with the hood reversed kind of like a "bag over the head" scenario?
09-17-2009, 10:17 AM   #78
Veteran Member
netuser's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Azores Islands, Portugal
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,241
I was thinking about getting one but after this week rise in Portugal (this lens went almost 100 euros up) I will be thinking for more time now
09-17-2009, 12:32 PM   #79
Pentaxian
Marc Sabatella's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 10,686
QuoteOriginally posted by farfisa Quote
Isn't saying the lens is cute with the hood reversed kind of like a "bag over the head" scenario?
That's exactly what I was going to post...

09-17-2009, 08:50 PM   #80
Veteran Member
Andi Lo's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,925
Lol I just think the lens is a bit stubby with the hood reversed... but if you guys think of it that way, that's fine so I can keep my FA 35 to myself
09-17-2009, 09:30 PM   #81
Forum Member
T_MB's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 73
Well...on somewhat of an impulse, I went through the last of the months discretionary spending on the FA35......hope it was worth it. I have a hard time not passing up "classic" discontinued items. In retrospect, I probably should have gotten something wider, but I read so many rave reviews of this lens that I couldn't pass it up.
09-17-2009, 10:43 PM   #82
Veteran Member
Andi Lo's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,925
QuoteOriginally posted by T_MB Quote
Well...on somewhat of an impulse, I went through the last of the months discretionary spending on the FA35......hope it was worth it. I have a hard time not passing up "classic" discontinued items. In retrospect, I probably should have gotten something wider, but I read so many rave reviews of this lens that I couldn't pass it up.
Took me some time to warm up to it but now I love this lens! I think you will too
09-18-2009, 05:26 AM   #83
Veteran Member
RBellavance's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Near Montréal, Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,716
I wonder if someone at Pentax HQ is looking at the sales numbers of the remaining FA35s and going "WTF?"

Maybe they'll light up to the fact that an updated *fast* normal prime would sell like hotcakes...

09-18-2009, 06:03 AM   #84
Pentaxian
jsherman999's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 8,228
QuoteOriginally posted by T_MB Quote
Well...on somewhat of an impulse, I went through the last of the months discretionary spending on the FA35......hope it was worth it. I have a hard time not passing up "classic" discontinued items. In retrospect, I probably should have gotten something wider, but I read so many rave reviews of this lens that I couldn't pass it up.

It absolutely is worth it, IMO. As good as the DA 35ltd is, the FA 35 has a stop on it, and is fully usable wide-open, so that stop can be used. It's a great lens, build quality (and look - it's a nice looking lens, I don't care what anyone says!) is much better than my Nikon 35 1.8G, which has Nikonians going crazy for fast primes again.

I absolutely don't need one, but I still wish I hadn't sold mine.



09-20-2009, 04:05 PM   #85
Forum Member




Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Croatia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 64
Here's a test pic

I am getting more and more attached to the FA35.. here's why

09-20-2009, 04:27 PM   #86
Nubi
Guest




I just buy them all with a complete disregard to the current economic climates and sentiments. Buy them all. I just bought a 31 ltd. A beaut. I will now buy 77 ltd even though it is a bit redundant with DA 70 ltd, but who cares? I will buy it anyway. I will buy 43 ltd too. Just buy them. You will be fine. YOu will only live once. Max out your credit card. Do the bill me later thing. Home equity loan. There are so many options.
09-21-2009, 07:06 AM   #87
Forum Member
T_MB's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 73
QuoteOriginally posted by Mirek Quote
I am getting more and more attached to the FA35.. here's why




Ok---no more buyer's remorse.
09-21-2009, 09:02 AM   #88
Veteran Member
Pentaxor's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,513
QuoteOriginally posted by T_MB Quote
Ok---no more buyer's remorse.

well don't be. you call always sell it anytime that you like. I'm sure that there are people lined-up to buy that lens.
09-21-2009, 02:47 PM   #89
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Tri-Cities, British Columbia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,784
The rose might be cause for seller's regret though!

QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
well don't be. you call always sell it anytime that you like. I'm sure that there are people lined-up to buy that lens.
09-21-2009, 03:58 PM   #90
Inactive Account




Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,972
QuoteOriginally posted by legacyb4 Quote
The rose might be cause for seller's regret though!
No seller's regret here (I just sold mine). The focal length didn't work for me and despite all the praise for the lens I still found the images to be flat looking. The flower shot above is very nice though.

c[_]
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!
35mm, 35mm vs fa, da, da 35mm vs, da 40mm vs, f2.8, k-mount, k10d, ltd, pentax lens, slr lens, vs da 35mm
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DAL 35mm 2.4 vs. DA 40mm 2.8 LTD paperbag846 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 51 10-30-2010 12:50 AM
Help me choose: 40mm LTD / 35mm LTD boushh Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 06-24-2008 03:55 PM
DA 35mm macro v. 40mm v. other MSM Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 2 01-29-2008 01:19 PM
Pentax 40mm f/2.8 or 35mm f/2 ? guillermovilas Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10 04-03-2007 01:13 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:07 AM. | See also: NikonForums.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