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12-04-2010, 08:30 AM   #16
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That sequence is pretty much what I was going to suggest. :-)

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There are no other lenses on the planet like the FA Limiteds. Neither will there ever be again, I imagine.

Just buy the FA77 and sell all your other lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by baig.sabeeh90 Quote
I think I'm just going to go with the Pentax DA* 55mm F1.4, since it seems like the most logical choice. After that, I'll most likely add on the Pentax DA 70mm F2.4 Limited and the Pentax DA 15mm F4 Limited and then cool off for a while. I just like the rendering style of the DA 70mm better than that of the FA 77mm. I also think 7x range is a bit short for what I intend to use this fast lens for, more like an all-purpose thing with a special focus on portraits.
Oh, Just Face it! You have early onset LBA and you'll end up with All the Limited lenses. Hence the new definition of LBA, Limited Buying Addiction.

Enjoy your DA*55. It is indeed a very nice set of glass.



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Oh, Just Face it! You have early onset LBA and you'll end up with All the Limited lenses. Hence the new definition of LBA, Limited Buying Addiction.

Enjoy your DA*55. It is indeed a very nice set of glass.

Probably true, lol. I'm already thinking that after I get the DA* 55/1.4 followed by the DA 15/4 Limited followed by the DA 70/2.4 Limited, I'd like to get the D FA 100/2.8 Macro WR followed by the DA* 200/2.8 then he DA* 300/4 then he rest of the DA Limiteds. I just wish I had a better paying job, lol.
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Definitely have my vote for the FA 77mm though I am torn between it and the DA 70mm. The pancake trio is intriguing from a small setup perspective.
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Here's my thing, I really only need one fast prime lens that can be used for most things. Otherwise, 1.8 aperture at 31mm is absurd in my opinion given that I'd stop down anyway for what I normally shoot. So, none of the FA Limiteds are all that appealing to me if I already have one fast prime and 77mm is a bit short in my opinion for what I would like to do be able to with a fast prime. Plus, the sheer size of the DA Limiteds, absolutely amazing for a small kit.
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The FA77 is about the same size as the DA70 with hood. There's nothing in it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by baig.sabeeh90 Quote
Here's my thing, I really only need one fast prime lens that can be used for most things. Otherwise, 1.8 aperture at 31mm is absurd in my opinion given that I'd stop down anyway for what I normally shoot. So, none of the FA Limiteds are all that appealing to me if I already have one fast prime and 77mm is a bit short in my opinion for what I would like to do be able to with a fast prime. Plus, the sheer size of the DA Limiteds, absolutely amazing for a small kit.
Spoken like someone who has not seen, touched or tried any of the FA Limiteds
I wonder how long you will last....

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I'm glad my LBA has been 'limited' to legacy glass...
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if i were you, i would sell the 16-45 and get the DA 15mm =]
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QuoteOriginally posted by robbiec Quote
Spoken like someone who has not seen, touched or tried any of the FA Limiteds
I wonder how long you will last....

Ha Ha...so true. What I find interesting is the OP's comment that he prefers the rendering of the DA70 over the FA77. Of all the reasons for some one to prefer the 70, I don't think I've ever seen someone say that. IMO rendering is the #1 strength of the 77. Different strokes, I guess. I wouldn't try to talk him out of the DA*55, though. I love mine and feel like that lens combined with a 77 makes for a formidable portrait kit, as you have "both" kinds of rendering. The 55 for the starker, sharper style, and the 77 for the more romantic, soulful style.
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My vote would be for the 77 if you want portraits, or the 100 if you like macro... but you already have the 35.

I would think that the 16-45 + 77 combo would give you a lot of mileage in a nice, light setup.
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Screw it, I'm getting them all: DA Limiteds, FA Limiteds, DA* and the D FA Macro WR. Of course, the DA* 55/1.4 comes first, then the DA 15/4 Limited then we'll see what comes next. Call me officially drowned in LBA.
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QuoteOriginally posted by baig.sabeeh90 Quote
Screw it, I'm getting them all: DA Limiteds, FA Limiteds, DA* and the D FA Macro WR. Of course, the DA* 55/1.4 comes first, then the DA 15/4 Limited then we'll see what comes next. Call me officially drowned in LBA.
Those are 2 good choices to start with. I assume you're being somewhat facetious, but judging from your earlier comments, I would hold off on the FA Ltds. until you know why you're buying them. Buying them because everybody says they're great could be a recipe for dissatisfaction. They are great, but give yourself time to at least partially figure that out on your own before you invest. Then again, what do I know? Just my opinion.
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