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05-07-2009, 07:31 PM   #1
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The FA Limited Club

OK it seems like we have a "club" for every type/make/model or age of lens out there. I just did a search for "FA ltd club" and "FA limited club", both came up empty. We all hear much much much about how great these lenses are. I'm one of the ones singing their praises. So I'm going to put my money where my mouth is and show a shot I took last Sunday and later on post more from my 43 ltd and my 77 ltd. I invite anyone who likes these lenses to post here also! Lets show the world (or at least the people here at Pentax Forums) what these wonderful lenses can do.
I've got just one to start off. But I'd be lying to say that if I could capture this painterly effect every time I did a flower portrait I'd be a happy man. K20D FA 43mm ltd f3.2 at 1/160



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yay i can join a club now


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Well the Pentax club IS the FA ltd Club ... But any way I have the 31mm which I LOVE deeply and think that its the best lens ever

Here is a snap shot with available bathroom lights


For other samples you all welcome to check my fliker and leave CC
05-07-2009, 08:26 PM   #4
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How to choose?

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Oh, so many images from my 77ltd (and 31 & 43 when I had them.)

Here's are a couple simple snaps of my favorite subject with my favorite all-time
portrait lens, the 77ltd:









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Guess which FA Limited prime I used to get this shot..

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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
Guess which FA Limited prime I used to get this shot..
Hmmm... 31ltd! Very nice shot by the way, great colors & contrast, good composition.
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I don't know if people ever noticed but these lenses are SHARP.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
Guess which FA Limited prime I used to get this shot..

I get it BC its says 31 on the door

OK time to go to bed.

It was a rainy boring week in NY.

next week sun and I will be out using my Ltd

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the FA77 limited's surreal bokeh (incidentally does anyone know what the writing means?)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
Guess which FA Limited prime I used to get this shot..


Great shot mate.. just love the 31


Its a great idea to have An FA Limited Club


Please lets keep this thread alive to promote the limiteds...



My grand daughters... FA 77 of course

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Uh oh, you've flagged the attention of the One who seems to crank out unreal focus capabilities from his lenses...

QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
Oh, so many images from my 77ltd (and 31 & 43 when I had them.)
This thread is going to become extremely deadly for those with LBA.

I still have ups and downs with my FA 43mm; some days, I love it, some days, it makes me want to cry.

05-08-2009, 12:00 AM   #12
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I'll join as soon as I'll have time to post some pics,
now I have to go to work
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Hang on,
I forgot I have some of them on my Pbase.
Here we go

FA31ltd




maybe I'll add more later

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the FA77 limited can be a useful wildlife lens for the less timid Australian creatures. and it's eminently usable at f/2.8. and add a +2 diopter close up lens and it is a useful macro, though you have to stop it down a bit because of the loss of contrast that causes...but the creamy bokeh of the FA77 remains intact.

I suspect this thread is going to be DEADLY for those with LBA.

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FA 43/1.9 Limited.



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