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05-08-2015, 01:54 PM   #1
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Black FA 31mm 1.8 ltd AIV REDUCEDx2

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Black FA 31mm 1.8 ltd AIV

Asking Price
750.00 USD -->725$ -->710$

Item Location
Montreal (Canada)

Item Description
The cycle continues. I purchase way too many lenses and just don't get to take as much pictures as I should to justify such expensive lenses. Last year, I acquired the 21, 31, 43, 70 and 77 (ltd) and decided to keep the 21, 43 and 70 while selling the 31 and 77.
Also, we are expecting our third child later this month and so I'm selling the most expensive ones. I have the DA 35mm 2.4 and an old Sigma 28mm 1.8, so I'm hoping I will be able to not miss the 31mm... We shall see how long it will last.

Anyway, about the lens.
The lens is in excellent condition. It does show some sign of use, but nothing out of the ordinary. No ding or major scratches. Please refer to the pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions. I find the lens rather sharp wide open, although depth of field is rather thin at large aperture, and thus, it can be tricky to get critical focus on moving subject (my kids for instance).

I am including a soft case, B+W protective filter. PLEASE NOTE : the original Pentax metal lens cap is not included. It has a generic plastic front cap that fits perfectly though. Pentax rear cap.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

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Other (See Listing)

Shipping Charge
10 to Canada 20 to the US

Shipping Services
Canada Post / USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Item may be return if defective or not as described. Item must be return within 7 days and I will offer the refund once I inspect the lens.


Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

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05-14-2015, 05:19 PM   #2
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bump and a few candid shots taken with the lens. I tried to show how I use the lens, so for my children and random city scape. Not much processing, some of them are probably simple jpg from the camera actually.

f1.8



f.2.2



f1.8


More pictures on flickr. (it should send you there if you click on one the pictures in this message.)

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05-17-2015, 11:50 AM   #3
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Weekend bump
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weekend bump. Some full size sample available to download (all 1.8) at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B36iH1VhUwmGVWNYb3gtRHE1Njg&authuser=0

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Interesting observation. I had the 21 43 combo , but preferred the 31 77 myself, although my 77 is actually the DA *50-135. I just can't seem to justify trading it for the 77. It's that good. But your choice will gain you the most money however.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Driline Quote
Interesting observation. I had the 21 43 combo , but preferred the 31 77 myself, although my 77 is actually the DA *50-135. I just can't seem to justify trading it for the 77. It's that good. But your choice will gain you the most money however.
Actually, I also bought the DA 15mm while I was looking for a UWA and it just wasn't wide enough for crazy wide shot while being to wide for general purpose shot. I then decided to try the 21mm for general wide angle shot, and I was very pleased with the result, it just fitted my style better. I acquired a Sigma UWA zoom for those instances when I want to go very wide. I bought the 31mm as a more general photography lens, when I'm out doing street photography for instance. However, I find that I have more fun when I use the 43mm. I can't put a finger on it, but I just LOVE to take pictures when the lens is on my camera, and so this is why I am keeping it over the 31mm. It's also amazingly sharp, and cheaper, two things that I won't complain about. I like the 31mm, but my photography style just does not justify having it (like we need justification... whatever). BTW Driline I hear you for the DA 50-135mm. That lens is so amazing, every Pentaxian that enjoy taking pictures of people should have it. The rendering is amazing imho.
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bump for a nice lens!
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Priced reduced, now 725$ (from 750$). Good weekend to you all!

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Bump for price reduction.
 

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