I hope that I can explain to someone that I can justify to buy this lens together with Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8 limited as a pair in silver color. I originally plan for getting Pentax DA 35mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro as I like to get a good AF prime and double up for close up in street shooting. When I saw this lens with FA 77mm f/1.8 as a pair, I asked about this lens from the previous owner. Before I knew it, my paypal was sent along with that for Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8 limited. I have no regrets yet but I have to find the strength and ways to justify the cost of my most expensive single lens ever purchased. I chose this over Pentax DA 35mm f/2.8 1:1 macro limited for several reasons
- It is fast speed in f/1.8 and it makes a difference for indoor shooting. Pentax are not well known for noise and anything gained from faster speed in lens are very welcome.
- Full frame compatibility. Though I don't have any film body yet, I expect to have some potential gear that go with a full frame film body such as my previous favorite film body with Pentax Pz-1 or Pentax Super Program
- Size is bigger than other limited but still within reasonable size for a prime. And like other FA limited lenses, the Lady Queen has aperture control on the lens. I love lens that offer me choices
- The Pentax 31mm limited is considered by many the best prime lens ever produced by Pentax and hence there is the prestige pressure in owning such a piece of glass. A novice user like me will feel guilty in possession of such a fine glass
- It is expensive, beautiful, a bit bigger than others, a classic, a style, a statement, a symbol, a tool, a limited lens and everything that people rave about.
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