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10-06-2009, 03:31 PM   #1
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31mm LTD Silver not Black

What is a good price for one of these used?

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10-06-2009, 04:00 PM   #2
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very good price = 400USD...

good price = 500-600USD
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for the 31mm ??? havent seen one under 700.
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Usually more like $800. Which is just a bit rich for me, alas.

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Usually more like $800. Which is just a bit rich for me, alas.
All the more reason why Pentax needs to produce an affordable fast normal lens for DSLRs. 50mm F1.4, F1.7 and F2 lenses were all available for reasonable prices in the past (often as 'kit' lenses) - why not a similar lens somewhere around the 30mm range now?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Spock Quote
All the more reason why Pentax needs to produce an affordable fast normal lens for DSLRs. 50mm F1.4, F1.7 and F2 lenses were all available for reasonable prices in the past (often as 'kit' lenses) - why not a similar lens somewhere around the 30mm range now?
Sigma already makes a very decent 31mm f/1.4.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Spock Quote
All the more reason why Pentax needs to produce an affordable fast normal lens for DSLRs. 50mm F1.4, F1.7 and F2 lenses were all available for reasonable prices in the past (often as 'kit' lenses) - why not a similar lens somewhere around the 30mm range now?
why?

no one shoots that wide open anyway

the DA40 F2.8 is a fantastic lens.

the FA31 is for niche photography.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gooshin Quote
why?

no one shoots that wide open anyway
Really? I do.

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why?

no one shoots that wide open anyway...
I respectfully disagree
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I also shoot wide open at times, especially in low light situations.
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F1.8??

go do an analysis of your photo library of F1.8 keepers.

now keep in mind i have an F1.2 lens myself...

but its very rare that i go down that low, F2.8 is usually the bottom, anything less is for very specialty shots
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gooshin Quote
F1.8??

go do an analysis of your photo library of F1.8 keepers.

now keep in mind i have an F1.2 lens myself...

but its very rare that i go down that low, F2.8 is usually the bottom, anything less is for very specialty shots
You have a point there.
I do believe that for normal photography one rarely needs annything faster than 2.8.
But on the other side, there is a lot of people who enjoy shallow dof of fast lenses.
But I do't think fast cheap normal lens is what Pentax should be concentrating on. I think they have bigger gaps to fill.
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Nonsense. Your definition of "normal" is a bit biased. Just a couple weeks ago I shot a family dinner with the FA31. No flash. Stuck at f/1.8 the whole time, 1/30s, ISO1600. Many GREAT shots. F/2.8 would mean either ISO3200 (noise becomes a problem, colors noticeably washed) or 1/15s (movement becomes a problem).
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thanks for the replys, was wondering about price, because there was a used one for sale here in korea. Im thinking of getting the sigma 30mm to save money anyways.

kristoffon do you have any shots from the family dinner you can share?
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kristoffon do you have any shots from the family dinner you can share?
Not online, sorry. But there's a bunch of others in my flickr set for the FA31, most wide open, high res, if you want to take a peek.
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