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The largest of the FA Limited trilogy series (but hardly large in comparison to rival lenses), the FA 31mm f/1.8 is a fine piece of optical engineering and body construction. A very sharp and beautiful rendering lens, exemplary for its focal length. Some portrait samples:








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Great for those full or 3/4 body portraits

Another couple of portrait examples, the lens performing very well under strong backlighting:
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31/1.8 ltd


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f/1.8 on Ektar 100 iflm



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Another portrait:

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QuoteOriginally posted by pilgrimingvine:
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Is it 31mm or 43mm? This thread is for 31mm

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QuoteOriginally posted by arv Quote
Hi,
Is it 31mm or 43mm? This thread is for 31mm

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It's taken with the 31. FA43LTD is my Flickr ID.
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Great shots everyone, I am still lusting for this lens...

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It's taken with the 31. FA43LTD is my Flickr ID.
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I received the lens two days ago, and after the first few shots that document a slowly approaching spring, I must say I like it very much. (Which, of course, is what I had hoped for.) Here are three taken with f/1.8.
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