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02-08-2011, 10:24 AM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
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1) DA 135 f/2.8 Limited (let's go baby)
Are they making one, or is this pure lust?

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Are they making one, or is this pure lust?
pure unadulterated lust
02-08-2011, 12:14 PM   #63
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CBA: K-5
LBA: DA 12-24
Sigma 70-200 f/2.8
What I might be able to get considering my budget:
Tammy 17-50
*sigh*
At least I can dream.
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QuoteOriginally posted by yeatzee Quote
pure unadulterated lust
If Tanner would just sell me his F 135 I could cross this off my list!

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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
If Tanner would just sell me his F 135 I could cross this off my list!

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Ha! I don't think I could even force myself to sell it

The focal length is great IMO, optically its superb, it focuses faster than anything I've ever used, and best of all it works great as a tube lens for macro photography

I would trade it in for a DA 135mm, but only if its F/2
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The silver 21 just magically appeared on my LBA list... Might end up selling my black lenses... Any takers?
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If Tanner would just sell me his F 135 I could cross this off my list!

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I thought you already owned one of these?
02-08-2011, 12:56 PM   #68
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LBA maybe a little quenched

Prices for the sigma lens announced last year are out: Sigma Corporation Shares Pricing, Availability for Three Weather-Resistant Lenses | SYS-CON MEDIA

Looks like my hoped for 150 Macro will need prices to settle: its US$1600. Guess I need to see how that translates to UKP but was hoping it would not be such a jump from the current US$940 for the non-OS version (http://www.sigmaphoto.com/shop/macro-lenses).

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Prices for the sigma lens announced last year are out: Sigma Corporation Shares Pricing, Availability for Three Weather-Resistant Lenses | SYS-CON MEDIA

Looks like my hoped for 150 Macro will need prices to settle: its US$1600. Guess I need to see how that translates to UKP but was hoping it would not be such a jump from the current US$940 for the non-OS version (Macro Lenses - SigmaPhoto.com).

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I would need to sell all of my macros and wait another year before I can afford it and get one. or sell 1 or 2 more lenses. depends.
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K-5

I'm all set as far as lenses go (but I said the same thing before buying the Sigma 50-150/2.8 )
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I would need to sell all of my macros and wait another year before I can afford it and get one. or sell 1 or 2 more lenses. depends.
Do you notice a huge difference moving from your
Sigma 70/2.8(macro) to a FA100/2.8(macro)? I am wondering if the pentax 100 WR might provide enough of a jump over my sigma 70 to be worth having, or if I really need 150 to justify two lenses.

Back to the drawing board anyway.
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I thought you already owned one of these?
Im pretty sure its the M 135mm your thinking of
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Do you notice a huge difference moving from your
Sigma 70/2.8(macro) to a FA100/2.8(macro)? I am wondering if the pentax 100 WR might provide enough of a jump over my sigma 70 to be worth having, or if I really need 150 to justify two lenses.

Back to the drawing board anyway.
I considered that thought and to tell you frankly, it is really difficult to decide. sooner or later, something's gotta give. I wish I am still capable of keeping these lenses as much as possible. but as of the moment, budget seems not be on my side.

as far as my opinion is concerned, eventhough those lenses are both macros, their individual use is primarily focused or influenced by their focal length and rendering necessities. the 70 works as a short telephoto portrait lens with outstanding resolution (sharpness priority and wide fov) , the 100 works as a long telephoto portrait and candid (bokeh and colour), the 90 works primarily as my main macro and serves as a back-up portrait for it's unique rendering. and my FA135, although not really a macro, is a great street candid lens due to it's tremendous AF speed.

the reasons on why I'm considering the 150 are mainly in relation to focal length flexibility for macro subjects which higher resolution is a necessity, and be able to deliver great bokeh not only for macro but for outdoor portraits as well. I don't think it would be able to replace the FA135 especially with regards to AF speed though where AF speed is of great convenience for candid/sports and ambush photos.

I just have to make up my mind on what lenses that aren't really that used much at all or which focal length I can live without. it's not easy.

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Thanks.

I like the idea of getting bugs and the 70 is not really up to it (well that and my making a huge noise moving the tripod scaring them off).
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Can't decide if I should go for Ultrawide or a good Macro:

Ultrawide:
DA 12-24 or DA15 ltd or maybe the Sigma 12-24 HSM anounced today if it is sharp and not too expensive.

Macro:
DFA 100 WR

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