An Aristocrat

Started Mar 30, 2011 | User reviews
moving_comfort
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An Aristocrat
Mar 30, 2011

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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moving_comfort
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Re: An Aristocrat
In reply to moving_comfort, Mar 25, 2013

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/

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Mike Hiran
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Re: An Aristocrat
In reply to moving_comfort, Mar 25, 2013

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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