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02-04-2011, 09:59 PM   #16
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I think I'm going to get both. I to have read rave reviews about the 50mm which sounds like a good starting point.

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I don't know what the light is like in the shearing sheds but the DA * 55mm 1.4 might be a good choice. I imagine in some cases the quarters are tight, so maybe that focal length doesn't work real well. But the 55mm would work for low light and fast action, with the auto focus. But maybe you're much better at manual focus than I am.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bee99 Quote
I think I'm going to get both. I to have read rave reviews about the 50mm which sounds like a good starting point.
Good choice! Now all you need is a DA18-250 and you'll have a kit to keep you busy awhile. Until LBA infests you, anyway. Cheers!
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QuoteOriginally posted by GlennG Quote
Of all the FA 50 F 1.4 customer reviews (here, Amazon, B&H) they are nearly universally aligned in praising the 50 as a great portrait lens and stating that it is a "must have" for any bag. My $0.02. Thanks. Glenn
Have you ever read anyone saying they prefer their FA50 for portraits rather than their DA70 or FA77? I haven't. I have though read comments from people saying they are using their 50 much less once they bought one of the limiteds around that focal length (35/40/43/70).

I have 4 limited primes and 4 zooms and not one 50, nor do I plan on buying one, the hype about how a 50 is a "must have" is ridiculous IMHO.

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the hype about how a 50 is a "must have" is ridiculous IMHO.
Agree, the FA 50/1.4 is my least used lens, the only reason I hang on to it is for the low light capability. Its the fastest lens I have, but its only really useful from 1.8 or 2.

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