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01-12-2011, 05:03 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by vincechu Quote
I'm ideally looking for the smallest package possible, shoot a lot of lowlight, I do street photography, candids, family snaps, and sometimes photos of objects, the odd travel land/cityscape. Finally I'm a bokeh-holic
To be honest I am not sure you will find ONE limited lens that will get you all of these. You will need two...

You like bokeh but not into portraits so that kind of rules out the 70 which is my fav limited lens. On the other hand the 35mm may come the closest to what you want. However if you want to shoot fast on the street, you might get irritated as it can sometimes be slow and it makes a rather noisy sound when it starts rotating...I dont own the 21mm but there are people who use it for street photography and seem to get good shots with it. Not sure about bokeh though.

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I'll get the 35mm first since it'll be the most practical and useful. then decide whether you want the wider shot or the closer shot.
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Sounds like the DA 21 (or the DA 35 macro) will fit you best.
Then pair it up with the DA70.
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70mm is my fav but i mostly shoot portraits.

40mm is a good general walk around

15 is crazy wide and i dont 'think' in that focal length as a result my shots are nothing like what i've seen in the thread for that lens.

21 is probably the best landscape.

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Here's another one for the 35mm!

To be fair, it's still the only limited I own, but as a first limited it was my choice because I could use it for macro and for everyday shots (and I couldn't afford another one...).

If the budget allows I may get a DA 40 or FA 43 one of these days, but so far I am satisfied with the 35 and got the DA 15 or DA 21 next on my limited list.
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QuoteOriginally posted by vincechu Quote
35mm macro - seems very versatile and love the macro aspect, IQ seems brilliant too - seems perfect for my uses, but what are everyones thoughts on the bokeh?
The bokeh is fine. The best all-purpose lens, as others have noted, is the 35mm Macro. It's my most-used and I've NEVER been disappointed.
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Hey everyone, thanks for all the replies, I really appreciate it.

However I've found a great deal for a FA 31mm limited and have taken it up - reasons being speed, bokeh and pretty good focal length for my needs. Unfortunately it was still pricey so i can't afford any of the Da limiteds for now lol. However I'm still aiming to get probably the 15mm and the da 70 at a later date, it'll give me a nice set of 35mm equivs - 22.5mm, 47mm, and 105mm
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QuoteOriginally posted by vincechu Quote
However I've found a great deal for a FA 31mm limited and have taken it up - reasons being speed, bokeh and pretty good focal length for my needs. Unfortunately it was still pricey so i can't afford any of the Da limiteds for now lol. However I'm still aiming to get probably the 15mm and the da 70 at a later date, it'll give me a nice set of 35mm equivs - 22.5mm, 47mm, and 105mm
Sounds like a killer set up. Congrats.

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QuoteOriginally posted by vincechu Quote
Hey everyone, thanks for all the replies, I really appreciate it.

However I've found a great deal for a FA 31mm limited and have taken it up - reasons being speed, bokeh and pretty good focal length for my needs. Unfortunately it was still pricey so i can't afford any of the Da limiteds for now lol. However I'm still aiming to get probably the 15mm and the da 70 at a later date, it'll give me a nice set of 35mm equivs - 22.5mm, 47mm, and 105mm
Best choise IMHO. Better less, but the best .
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QuoteOriginally posted by vincechu Quote
Hey everyone, thanks for all the replies, I really appreciate it.

However I've found a great deal for a FA 31mm limited and have taken it up - reasons being speed, bokeh and pretty good focal length for my needs. Unfortunately it was still pricey so i can't afford any of the Da limiteds for now lol. However I'm still aiming to get probably the 15mm and the da 70 at a later date, it'll give me a nice set of 35mm equivs - 22.5mm, 47mm, and 105mm
Good choice

cheers

Neil
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