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06-13-2010, 04:40 PM   #1
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[DA 50-135mm f/2.8] Do you miss the the extra 65mm from a 70-200mm f/2.8 range?

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No, I have the range above the 50-135 covered by old slow manual focus stuff, which if I need it works ok.

But the 50-135 is superb in its range, I use it more and more as a walkabout lens, and have never felt disappointed that 135mm is the max.
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I think this is more a question relating to what people shoot, and the need for telephoto.

I have always shot wild life so I welcome the extra apparent reach achieved with a cropped sensor on a 70-200 F2.8, compared to when I shot film, But if I were not that interested in wild life perhaps I would find the 50-135 adequate., I just spend too mucch time at 200mm and F2.8
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As Lowell pointed out, it sort of depends on what you shoot, right?

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As Lowell pointed out, it sort of depends on what you shoot, right?
i see. In that case the 50-135 is out for me.
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Well, I would certainly like to have that extra 65mm, but not enough to have to deal with all that extra weight and size. I shoot a lot of puppies (because I'm a cruel bastard!) and there are definitely times that the extra 65mm would come in handy. I have a big Sigma for when I really need some reach, but I just don't want to have to carry around a lens that's almost that big for times when I need to be quick and agile. Aww, who am I kidding? I haven't been quick and agile since before I could afford all this gear.
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No, I do not.

QuoteOriginally posted by Reportage Quote
as above.
As a matter of fact, this weekend it passed through my mind that if I were using my former A 70-210, that I would not have been able to capture some images. The 70-210 was, for me, the ideal lens for sporting events. On APS-C, again for me, it just did not work. It was too long at the short end, and I did not use the long end enough to worry about crop problems with only 135mm.

Of course, now that I have the F 1.7X AF rear converter, I also have a 85-230 f/4.8 lens with AF to fine tune rough MF shifting, so I have the best of both worlds. Besides, my daughter has the A 70-210 to go along with the 18-55 she got with her K200d. Daddy got kudos for that gift! (Daddy cheated - he lent it to her for a day and watched).
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Yes. 135mm is a bit short.


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