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06-13-2010, 11:16 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by fstdslrkx Quote
I tried to go manual on kit lens, but i just do not seem to get along with it. Despite all the praises it gets in its class. DA 40 is awesome but aperture manual control is a,well, problem.
How so if you can't control the aperture on the DA40, you can't control the aperture on any lens.

So i figured that prime that was developed for manual handling will be comfortable enough to make it fun
Definitely true for focus. Not true for aperture. While you *can* use the aperture ring, it was designed to be used on cameras that could actually read the aperture ring and adjust the meter reading accordingly. On a DSLR, it's definitely a compromise. It's far easier to use manual mode with a DA/FA/A lens than with a K/M lens.

So i have to say, 28/2.8 sounds just right
It is indeed a good general purpose lens, and it pairs nicely with the DA40.


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