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06-01-2010, 04:32 AM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by benjikan Quote
The 70 is sharper across all apertures from wide open to f16.

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I just wanted to chime in with a link to a japanese blog site that posted side by side shots. Enjoy!

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And that's why I chose the 77...
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
Actually, it would seem so especially at the smaller apertures according to the above shoot out. (ignoring the strawman "But not at 1.8" exception, of course). Peep the brick wall in the background.

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As far as I'm concerned both are beatiful. The only thing I have to add is that when you use the 77 in a film camera with a big viewfinder you will be blown off your shoes.

All in all, I think it thing boils down to this:
70: a lot smaller (no aperture ring helps), a lot cheaper, a little slower, lighter. Beautiful rendering. Sharp.
77: small and useable in older film cameras, a little longer fl, a little faster, light, somewhat expensive. Extremely beautiful rendering (aka pixie dust). Sharp.

Both are excellent lens and if you like the focal lenghts and can have a 77 for cheap, get one. OR If you can find the 70 for cheap, get one. OR if you are filthy rich, get both and send me one.

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