Pentax smcP FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited Lens (Black)

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Pentax smcP FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited Lens (Black)
Key Features
  • High Performance Fast Lens
  • Wide Angle
  • For Pentax DSLR Cameras
The smcP FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited Lens from Pentax is a high-performance, fast wide-angle lens for discriminating Pentax shooters. Fit and finish are on par with the world's best, and the nine-bladed aperture diaphragm renders unfocused highlights in a smooth, creamy palette of blurred color. This lens incorporates a glass-molded aspherical lens element to minimize spherical aberrations. The FA Limited series features full-frame image coverage with full automatic and manual aperture control, and offers incredible sharpness and image quality made specifically for Pentax DSLR cameras.
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Pentax FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited Overview

The smcP FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited Lens from Pentax is a high-performance, fast wide-angle lens for discriminating Pentax shooters. Fit and finish are on par with the world's best, and the nine-bladed aperture diaphragm renders unfocused highlights in a smooth, creamy palette of blurred color. This lens incorporates a glass-molded aspherical lens element to minimize spherical aberrations. The FA Limited series features full-frame image coverage with full automatic and manual aperture control, and offers incredible sharpness and image quality made specifically for Pentax DSLR cameras.

This lens incorporates a glass-molded aspherical lens element to minimize spherical aberrations.
Sharp, crisp image reproduction, even at the maximum aperture of f/1.8
Non-rotating front lens element
Built-in lens hood
The thin, lightweight design makes it an ideal carry anywhere lens
The versatile angle of view produces natural images with a moderate perspective or an expanded depth of field, making it ideal for many different types of subjects and occasions, from snapshots to landscapes to architecture
The limited lens series quality offers distinctive visual appeal and a premium appearance with its polished metal design
Developed for Pentax film SLR cameras, however full-frame optics are also compatible with Pentax digital SLR cameras
UPC: 027075051157

Pentax FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited Specs

Focal Length31mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 46.5mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountPentax K
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View70°
Minimum Focus Distance1' / 30.48 cm
Maximum Magnification0.17x
Optical Design9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.6 x 2.7" / 6.6 x 6.86 cm
Weight12.2 oz / 346 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.125 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.65 x 3.6 x 3.45"
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When used on a film camera, does the focusing ...

When used on a film camera, does the focusing ring work manually?
Asked by: robert
Manual focus is possible with this lens using the focusing ring.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-07-29

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Will this lens work on the new Pentax K1?
Asked by: Vladimir
Absolutely. It's a fantastic lens. Extremely sharp.
Answered by: Terry
Date published: 2019-05-01

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This 31mm or the 35mm 1.4? Preference?
Asked by: Anonymous
Selecting what is best depends on the job to be done. These lenses are not in the same class, the choice will be made on how high a quality of image and working experience is required. If the photographs are for personal use as well as experimentation in gathering different looks for an art piece, the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC is as good as anything. If the photograph is for commercial paid work, then no question you want the rugged reliability and top level image quality of the Pentax smcP FA 31mm f/1.8. Clients will not be impressed with how much you saved buying the lower price lens if the image is not perfect or if the lens fails mechanically during the shoot.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-11-19

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will this lens mount and work perfectly with a pentax k1000?
Asked by: joseph t.
K1000 has no autofocus motor to run the screw drive. FA-31 ltd otherwise acts like an A lens with an automatic aperture setting but you'll be manual focusing it.
Answered by: Gary R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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I want to buy one, is the one you are selling new package ? i.e. ricoh package, not the old pentax package
Asked by: Peter L.
This is a new, unopened item. Actual packaging may vary pending how long it has been on the shelf.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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it works on pentax K-1...is this a full frame lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it is. and a very good one at that.
Answered by: Julian E.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Is it made in Japan?
Asked by: Anonymous
Was hoping for a Japanese one since staff said it was their current inventory in September but got Assembled in Vietnam on the box I just opened.
Answered by: Khin C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Hi, i have the Pentax K-50, will this lens work full auto on my camera or will i have to make manual settings?
Asked by: Kim P.
the FA 31mm f/1.8 will work at full auto on your K-50, also it is a very sharp lens, very good at f1.8 and outstanding at 5.6.
Answered by: Allen S.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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