Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
07-22-2020, 06:46 PM - 1 Like   #10996
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2018
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 186
QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
I'm in a similar position except that I picked up the 43mm just before COVID really kicked off. To be honest I'm yet to be convinced by it but I haven't had the chance to give it a real work-out yet.
The guy who sold me the 77 gave me a great deal on the 43 as well. I havenít had an opportunity to shoot it yet. COVID needs to gtfo

07-23-2020, 06:02 PM - 2 Likes   #10997
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
ivanvernon's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Medina, OH
Photos: Albums
Posts: 5,299
QuoteOriginally posted by johnc Quote
I've been a 77 and 43 owner for a few years. To be honest the 43 didn't always get much use here. I am not much of a portrait shooter and really I would say the USP of these lenses is their value above the modern zooms for portraiture. 43 does seem to have a gift for environmental portraiture with good subject isolation and attractive rendering.

I recently got the 31 'just because'. There was a reasonable (if still not great) deal on and I felt like doing a bit more wide open prime shooting after a few years of concentrating on the heavy zooms. And seeing some of the shots here, I felt like I had an itch to scratch.

The 31 definitely has something about it. Just a nice way to render wide open, and very nice colours. I definitely am glad I picked it up. I would still say (for me) the 77 is somehow the pick of the bunch, I am looking forward to more 43 and 31 shots when I have that mood to travel light.

For me, there's just something about the mood you get into and the shots you end up with when using these lenses, it's really different and enjoyable. Of course, they are not weather sealed, so the good mood is partly due to the fact it's not raining!

John
I agree that the 77 is the pick of the three. My wife calls it the magic lens, and keeps it with her cameras so that I seldom see it. When we go out shooting together, she says, well I will take the magic lens, and you can take something else.
07-24-2020, 07:07 AM - 7 Likes   #10998
New Member
fishbones's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cornwall
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 20
Pentax K1 along with the FA31 mm making me look better than I am. I look forward to the FA21mm
07-24-2020, 11:18 AM - 6 Likes   #10999
Senior Member
Belcik's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Russia,Moscow
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 223
Short walk with Kp and 43ltd


07-24-2020, 04:29 PM - 4 Likes   #11000
Pentaxian
Aaron28's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Huntsville, Al
Posts: 5,331
first roll of b&w...don't know how the 100asa film was came with a ksx1000 a few years back that i got for lenses and was rolled by someone not store bought.....
shot with my aunt's pentax ME (which i am returning as the young cousin is getting into film) and FA77
missed focus on the 2nd



07-25-2020, 07:13 AM - 13 Likes   #11001
Pentaxian




Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Eureka, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,353
Del Norte redwoods, with the FA 31:

07-26-2020, 06:42 AM - 6 Likes   #11002
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
henrikpedersen33's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Roskilde, Denmark
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,220
In Roskilde, DK, the dogs are very BIG ! Pentax K-1 Mark II and FA77
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-1 Mark II  Photo 
07-26-2020, 01:07 PM - 4 Likes   #11003
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Gladys, Virginia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 22,591
Rattler (FA 77)



Hydrangea (FA 77)



07-28-2020, 06:09 PM   #11004
Pentaxian
Aaron28's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Huntsville, Al
Posts: 5,331
Barney in b&w 100asa film.....pentax ME....FA77

07-29-2020, 12:39 PM   #11005
Pentaxian
builttospill's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Utah, Idaho
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,988
QuoteOriginally posted by mattb123 Quote
I have the 77 and 43. I'd like the 31 but have not found the right deal when I'm able to spend. I have the FA* 24/2 for the wide end of a prime trio.
I'd really like if there were a wider FA Limited prime like 24 or even 20. I feel like 31 is not that far from 43 and wouldn't mind having the gap there a little bigger.

I think the 43 is solid. It's a bit prone to flare but that can be handled through technique and/or post. Most of the time I have no issues with it. I guess it isn't as sharp as its siblings but that certainly does not mean it isn't sharp. It can suffer from CA too but so can the other FA Limiteds and that is easy to fix. I knew all that before buying so I'm happy with mine for sure.
I'm excited to see what the D FA 21 can do. I too have the 77, 43, and 24. I added the 31 about a year ago. The 24, 31, and 43 are different enough they really don't overlap.

The 43 was my most-used lens on the K10D. The 77 is my most-used lens on the K-1.
07-29-2020, 05:55 PM - 8 Likes   #11006
Pentaxian




Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Eureka, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,353
With the FA 31:

07-30-2020, 04:14 AM - 1 Like   #11007
Pentaxian
Jonathan Mac's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 6,780
QuoteOriginally posted by henrikpedersen33 Quote
In Roskilde, DK, the dogs are very BIG ! Pentax K-1 Mark II and FA77
I was in Roskilde for a day on our holiday last year, very nice place. I didn't yet own my 43mm Limited to take any pictures and post them in this thread though.
07-30-2020, 06:23 AM   #11008
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
henrikpedersen33's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Roskilde, Denmark
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,220
QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
I was in Roskilde for a day on our holiday last year, very nice place. I didn't yet own my 43mm Limited to take any pictures and post them in this thread though.
Well ... do come back ;-)
07-30-2020, 07:20 PM - 2 Likes   #11009
Pentaxian
Aaron28's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Huntsville, Al
Posts: 5,331
big spring park...K-1...FA77...af540fgz



07-31-2020, 08:54 AM - 3 Likes   #11010
Junior Member
Hayashi's Avatar

Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 35
1. K-1 + FA-31mm



2. K-1 + FA-31mm


Last edited by Hayashi; 07-31-2020 at 06:37 PM.
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!
asph, bit, color, contrast, da, eye, f/1.8, fa, fa77, flickr, forks, idea, image, k3, lake, leaf, lenses, lol, ltd, moon, pentax, pentax lens, post, spoon, sunrise, thanks, third, tucker, vision
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The FA Un-Limited Club cbaytan Lens Clubs 567 4 Days Ago 01:01 AM
The DA Limited Club legacyb4 Lens Clubs 5495 5 Days Ago 04:48 AM
I'm thinking about joining the Limited club Damn Brit Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 60 02-01-2010 12:27 PM
For Sale - Sold: FA limited 43mm/f1.9 (black), FA limited 77mm/f1.8 (silver), FA 28-105mm/f3.2- chemxaj Sold Items 24 10-16-2008 11:17 AM
For Sale - Sold: smc Pentax-FA 77mm Limited & 43mm Limited MikeH Sold Items 2 02-13-2007 06:03 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:47 PM. | 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