Skip to content
Home » Compare Lenses » Pentax smc FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited vs Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited

Pentax smc FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited vs Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Pentax smc FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited vs Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limitedto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Pentax FA 31mm F1.8 L Top Features

  • 31mm Focal Range
  • F1.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 58mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Pentax KAF Mount
  • Weight: 345g.
  • Diameter: 65mm
  • Length: 69mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.3m
  • Max Magnification:0.16x

Pentax smc FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited

Pentax 35mm F2.8 Macro L Top Features

  • 35mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 49mm
  • Max Format:
  • Pentax KAF Mount
  • Weight: 215g.
  • Diameter: 63mm
  • Length: 47mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.14m
  • Max Magnification:1x

Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited

Our Winner: Pentax smc FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited over Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited

Focal Length – Wide 31mm vs 35mm
Max Aperture – Wide 1.8 vs 2.8
Max Aperture – Tele 1.8 vs 2.8
Aperture Ring Yes vs No
Max Sensor Coverage 35mm FF vs APS-C / DX

Pros Of Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited over Pentax smc FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited
Focal Length – Tele 35mm vs 31mm
Weight 215g vs 345g
Diameter 63mm vs 65mm
Length 47mm vs 69mm
Filter Thread 49mm vs 58mm
Minimum Focus Distance 0.14m vs 0.3m
Max Magnification 1x vs 0.16x

Cons Of Pentax smc FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited and Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited
Image Stabilization No vs No
Extending while Focusing Yes vs Yes
Weather Sealing No vs No

Pentax FA 31mm F1.8 L vs Pentax 35mm F2.8 Macro L All Features

General Pentax FA 31mm F1.8 L Pentax 35mm F2.8 Macro L
Brand Pentax Pentax
Lens Type Prime Prime
Price CHECK PRICE CHECK PRICE
Lens Type Wideangle Prime Macro Prime
Lens Mount Pentax KAF Pentax KAF
Max Format 35mm FF APS-C / DX
Focal Range 31mm 35mm
Image Stabilization No No
Colour Black or silver Black
Zoom Method No Zoom No Zoom
Power Zoom No No
Zoom Lock No No
Zoom Ratio 1.0X 1.0X
Aperture
Max Aperture F1.8 F2.8
Min Aperture F22.0 F22.0
Aperture Ring Yes No
Diaphragm Blades 9 9
Optics
Optical Elements 9 9
Optical Groups 7 8
Special Elements unknown unknown
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.3m 0.14m
Max Magnification 0.16X 1X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Screw drive from camera Screw drive from camera
Full Time Manual Yes
Focus Method Extending front Extending front
Distance Scale Unknown Yes
DoF Scale Yes Yes
Distance Scale Unknown Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 345g 215g
Diameter 65mm 63mm
Length 69mm 47mm
Materials Unknown aluminium barrel
Weather Sealing Unknown Unknown
Filter Thread 58mm 49mm
Filter Notes
Hood Supplied Yes Yes
Hood Code built-in flower-shaped hood built-in retractable hood
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories
Report a Correction Report a Correction