Which lens to fill the FL gap between DA15 and FA43 ?

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jf_tea Senior Member • Posts: 1,104
Which lens to fill the FL gap between DA15 and FA43 ?


I'm looking for suggestions from those who have the FA31 or other AF lens(es) with F/1.4 to F/2.5 max aperture with a FL between 24 and 30mm. (I think 35mm FOV is a bit too similar to the DA40 or FA43).

I have a K5IIs, and, those lenses: DA15, DA40, FA43, and, Pentax Serie A 28/2.8, a MF lens. (Also, I have a Pana GX1+20mm F/1.7 -- which yields a similar FOV as a 40mm on 135 film).

Previously, I tried the DA21. It's really well built, and, its optics were fine. But, F/3.2 is frustrating for low light photography.

In other words, what is your experience with the FA31 on the K3 or K5IIs or K5/K01/K7 ?

And, is there a Sigma F/1.4 lens as interesting as the FA31 with a similar FL ?

I know some people here will lure me into completing the "3 Amigos" set...

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