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02-06-2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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Pick one: FA 77mm or DA* 50-135mm

I know they're completely different lenses and I'm not asking for a pro and con list for each one.

But, assuming you do not own neither lens, if given the choice in, say a prize at a contest, which one would you grab?

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50-135 - 'cause I already have the 77
But if I didn't have either it would definitely be the 77 - 'cause I prefer the 70-200 focal length range.
But seriously, they're both excellent lenses that it would come down to utility rather than lens quality...
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77 because the 50-135mm has a pretty useless zoom range. If you want a tele zoom, get a 70-200mm IMO.

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If i were you i would pick the 77

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50-135 for the flexibility.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
77 because the 50-135mm has a pretty useless zoom range. If you want a tele zoom, get a 70-200mm IMO.
I have to completely disagree with that. A 50-135 is the perfect range for portraits on a cropped sensor. That's like saying 70-200 is a useless range on a full frame body.

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FA77, because the pictures have the wauw factor I don't experience in
zoom lenses although the 50-135 is one of the best.
Better 2 great pictures than 5 very good ones at the end of the day.
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Fa 77

as I have other lenses that cover 16mm to 200mm

if I had no lenses at all, or real crappy entry level zooms, Id pick the 50-135..
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I'd have to say the FA 77mm Limited. Although I'd like both.

I think a better question would be the FA77 or DA70...
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Each has it own use.
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If I owned neither and someone were to give me one, I'd choose the 77, especially if it was in silver cause it's got pixie dust.

NaCl(even tho the 50-135 is more versitile)H2O
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The 77, because that's the one the "pros" use!

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The 77, but I prefer primes in almost all cases

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