An Aristocrat

Started Mar 30, 2011 | User reviews
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moving_comfort
moving_comfort Veteran Member • Posts: 8,203
An Aristocrat
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This lens is one of Pentax's three FA Limited offerings - the others being the FA 31m and FA 43.

It is a lens that really needs to be used to be appreciated. Build like a well-engineered watch, it delivers the much-maligned "3-D effect" even to folks who don't believe in the "3-D effect".

This lens will make you a believer. Sharpness, contrast, bokeh... pixie dust. It's probably my favorite overall telephoto in two mounts.

Problems:

Some CA wide-open. Not a super-fast focuser. Really the biggest shame with this lens is that Pentax does not offer a FF camera to shoot it on.

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Pentax K20D Nikon D800 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D +10 more
Pentax smc FA 77mm 1.8 Limited
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moving_comfort
moving_comfort OP Veteran Member • Posts: 8,203
Re: An Aristocrat

Wondering if new changes make this appear in forum?  (test)

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Here are a few of my favorite things...
---> http://www.flickr.com/photos/95095968@N00/sets/72157626171532197/

 moving_comfort's gear list:moving_comfort's gear list
Pentax K20D Nikon D800 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D +10 more
Mike Hiran
Mike Hiran Senior Member • Posts: 1,052
Re: An Aristocrat

moving_comfort wrote:

Wondering if new changes make this appear in forum? (test)

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Here are a few of my favorite things...
---> http://www.flickr.com/photos/95095968@N00/sets/72157626171532197/

Yup, I can see it in the Pentax SLR forum.  One of my favorite lenses also, though it took quite a bit of time for me to get used to the focal length.  Wouldn't go without it now...

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Pentax K-7 Pentax K-5 IIs Pentax Q7 Pentax K-3 Pentax smc DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM +19 more
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