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

SMCP-FA 31mm f/1.8 AL Limited

Wide-angle autofocus lens for Pentax 35mm SLRs

  • Aperture range: f/1.8-22
  • Min focus: 1 ft. (0.3m)

  • User Reviews (4)

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    Lance B   Intermediate [May 25, 2005]
    Strength:

    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.

    Weakness:

    I little large for this type of lens. Price

    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.

    Similar Products Used: Pentax FA 77mm limited
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Alan Chan   Intermediate [Jan 11, 2004]
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

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

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

    Customer Service

    I have checked 4 samples and only 1 had nice and smooth focus ring. The other 3 felt a little rough and loose, but that was just the feel, nothing to do with the actual operation.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
      Casual [Oct 14, 2003]
    Strength:

    Excellent in all aspects!!!!

    Weakness:

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

    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.

    Customer Service

    No experience.

    Similar Products Used: 35mm of different brands.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
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