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Pentax SMCP-FA 31mm f/1.8 AL Limited 35mm Primes

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)


  • MPN20280
    Product ID20723968
    Weight12.2 oz
    Length2.7 in
    Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance12 in
    Diameter2.6 in
    Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Attachment / Filter Size58 mm
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Min Aperturef/22
    Picture Angle70 degrees
    Focal Length31mm
    Groups / Elements9 Elements in 7 Groups
    Lens Max Aperturef/1.8
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens

Product Description

Wide-angle autofocus lens for Pentax 35mm SLRs
  • Aperture range: f/1.8-22
  • Min focus: 1 ft. (0.3m)


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    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ido a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: June 17, 2005

    Strengths:    all aspects but the winer in sharpness

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    amamzing lens. the best i ever had. very sharp and the bokeh is creamy & smooth. flare control great. best even in open aperture.

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    Duration Product Used:   21+ years

    Price Paid:    $890.00

    Purchased At:   B&H

    Type of photography:   Outdoor


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Lance B a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: May 25, 2005

    Strengths:    Super Sharp even wide open.
    Creamy bokeh
    Vivid contrasty colours
    3D appearance of the image.
    It's like a "standard" lens on the *ist D/DS.
    Superb build quality.


    Weaknesses:    I little large for this type of lens.
    Price


    Bottom Line:   
    This lens is amazing. Super sharp eve wide open, with excellent creamy bokeh and beautiful vivid contrasty colours. I think the best way to describe the image quality is that it is creamy smooth with a 3D look.

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    Duration Product Used:   21+ years

    Price Paid:    $800.00

    Similar Products Used:   Pentax FA 77mm limited

    Type of photography:   Outdoor


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Alan Chan a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: January 11, 2004

    Strengths:    Metal construction.
    Excellent sharpness.
    Excellent flare control.
    Almost round shape aperture.


    Weaknesses:    Fixed hood.
    Bulky and expensive as a wide angle prime. The FA35/2 could be a better buy.


    Bottom Line:   
    Optically, this lens is close to perfect. Sharpness is unbelievably good wide open. Flare control is excellent. Almost round shape aperture is a plus.

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    Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

    Type of photography:   Outdoor


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by a Casual from Hong Kong

    Date Reviewed: October 14, 2003

    Strengths:    Excellent in all aspects!!!!

    Weaknesses:    Price, paid HK$5900. But I want to keep a whole set of limited lenses, OK then.

    Bottom Line:   
    I pointed the lens directly to the sun at 4pm, no flare was found on slide. Excellent flare control. Almost no distortion which may be due to 31mm, not too wide. Vignetting is very very little at wide open. Sharpness is also very good. Very well built lens body. 31mm range is suitable for many topics and become my first chosen lens in my camera bag.

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    Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

    Similar Products Used:   35mm of different brands.

    Type of photography:   Outdoor



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