Question regarding FA* lenses


flat4

Link Posted 22/09/2010 - 07:13
Can anyone help me with my question. Just wondering if FA* lenses are also weather sealed as DA* series?

cheers, luka
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Clarky

Link Posted 22/09/2010 - 07:28
No, they are not, weather sealing only came out with the DA* lenses
Camera:|K-7|
Pentax Lenses:|DA12-24/f4 ED AL|DA35Ltd Macro|FA31Ltd|FA77Ltd|FA50/1.4|F70-210|FA20-35 f4/AL|A*200/f4 Macro ED|A50/1.7|A50 Macro f2.8|1.7xAF adapter|
Voigtlander|125/f2.5SL Macro APO Lanthar|
Sigma Lenses:|EX DG 100-300 f4|2X & 1.4X TC|
Flashes:|AF540FGZx2|RingFlash AF160FC|

Reuben0

Link Posted 22/09/2010 - 09:04
Not only are they not weathersealed, but their silver finish rubs off as soon as you take them anywhere there might be "weather"

R

johnwhit

Link Posted 22/09/2010 - 09:18
Reuben0 wrote:
Not only are they not weathersealed, but their silver finish rubs off as soon as you take them anywhere there might be "weather"

R


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flat4

Link Posted 22/09/2010 - 09:40
Ok, thanks for sharing

Reuben0 wrote:
Not only are they not weathersealed, but their silver finish rubs off as soon as you take them anywhere there might be "weather"

R

As long as the optics stay in place I'm not really bothered. But to be honest, I may not be very credible where it comes to paint wear, as I drive an old ratty VW bug


Cheers, Luka

P.S. Any experience with FA*24/2?
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Last Edited by flat4 on 22/09/2010 - 09:41

Reuben0

Link Posted 22/09/2010 - 10:36
All the ones I've tried have been brilliant optically.
The old screw-drive AF is also quicker than the new SDM.

The FA*24 is the exception to the above (I've had two, so not sample variation). While it was great on film, I've found it a poor performer on digital - loads of CA and not very sharp. The older A 24/2.8 is much sharper on digital.

HTH,
R

flat4

Link Posted 22/09/2010 - 10:40
Thank you for your reply Reuben! I really like the FOV of 35 mm on film, so I figured 24 is the best alternative here. Maybe I should take a look at 21/3.2 ltd.

Cheers, Luka
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 22/09/2010 - 10:49
Or Sigma 24mm f2.8
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johnwhit

Link Posted 22/09/2010 - 13:21
Pentaxophile wrote:
Or Sigma 24mm f2.8

+1 awesome lens.

John
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flat4

Link Posted 22/09/2010 - 13:38
Thanks for the advice!
This sigma is probably manual focus/auto aperture type lens? I've heard great things about it, but am really after an AF lens...

Cheers, Luka
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johnwhit

Link Posted 22/09/2010 - 16:19
It was made in AF as well, I have one, but they're harder to find:

http://www.photozone.de/pentax/144-sigma-af-24mm-f28-macro-pentax-k-photozone-re...

John
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amilner

Link Posted 22/09/2010 - 17:19
Got a manual sigma 24 2.8 for about 40 the other week on ebay. Not really given it a good test yet though. That has temporarily subdued my hankering after the 21.
Tony Milner
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