My next lens the DA 43 ltd ?

Started Apr 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
jimrpdx Veteran Member • Posts: 3,539
Re: Plus....

Jim Radcliffe wrote:

Pentax_Prime wrote:

Certain folks are ... should we say upset (jealous/envious/angry/uber-haters) when the FA Limited lenses are mentioned.  They'll do anything to try to convince you they aren't worth buying.  The reality is the FA43 is one of the best prime lenses made for any system - fast, small, and extremely high IQ.

One day, when the full frame Pentax arrives, those who have the FA lenses will be ahead of the game... and the bokeh will be even better.

  1. FA 31mm f1.8 Limited
  2. FA 35mm f2.0
  3. FA 43mm f1.9 Limited
  4. DFA 50mm f2.8 macro
  5. FA 50mm f1.4
  6. DA 50mm f1.8 (caveat: described as FF by retailers and seems to perform as FF lens. Unknown if Pentax told retailers it was FF.)
  7. FA 77mm f1.8 Limited
  8. DFA 100mm f/2.8 macro
  9. DA* 300mm f4

My ff-friendly kit may never fit on a full-frame body for me, but I don't doubt that others might covet my Sigma 15 fisheye or Tamron 17-35.  And rumor has it that my DA40 and 70 could manage on a 24×36 sensor also, though they suffer when used wide open.

I certainly won't speak ill of the FAs, only that my budget cannot reach that far right now.  The sub-$200 Tamron has saved me a lot of LBA and budget headaches!

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