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03-15-2011, 12:54 PM   #31
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Yes, sell it and put the money towards a 43 as a replacement.

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Wow,

I was just going to ask the same question. Drop the 35 macro and get the 43 ltd?

The rationale for me is really in the 1 extra stop gained from this swap (f/1.9 vs. 2.8). I shoot mostly indoors, with as little flash as I can get away with. So I reckon this would make sense. Also, I am hoping that with such exchange, maybe I could save some money on not having to go for a 50 f/1.4.

Do you think my reasoning makes sense (i.e. keep ONE lens, the 43, instead of TWO: the 35 I already have and a fast fifty I was going to add to shoot indoors)?

thx!

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QuoteOriginally posted by maciek_w Quote
Wow,

I was just going to ask the same question. Drop the 35 macro and get the 43 ltd?

The rationale for me is really in the 1 extra stop gained from this swap (f/1.9 vs. 2.8). I shoot mostly indoors, with as little flash as I can get away with. So I reckon this would make sense. Also, I am hoping that with such exchange, maybe I could save some money on not having to go for a 50 f/1.4.

Do you think my reasoning makes sense (i.e. keep ONE lens, the 43, instead of TWO: the 35 I already have and a fast fifty I was going to add to shoot indoors)?

thx!
I don't know if this helps but I did something similar. I sold off two lenses, FA 35/2 and F50/1.7, to purchase the FA 43. Really kind of split the difference. The 43 is fast and its image quality is better than either of those previous two lenses. It's worked out well for me and the 43 is now the lens that I always leave on my K20D. It's a bit narrower than the 35 was, of course, but it suits me fine. Your needs may differ, but I don't think you'd be unhappy with the 43.
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Hi,
I did exactly the same. Sold FA 50 1.4 and DA 35Ltd for FA 43. No regrets so far. The FA 50mm felt always to narrow, and 35mm had annoyingly slow AF although the IQ was stellar at close distance. Focus near infinity was more tricky.

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If the OP decides he wants to let go of the 35 Ltd he can PM me
03-19-2011, 09:15 AM   #36
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Then swap is in the making. Just researched prices for new 43s and B&H seems to have the upper hand

Thank you all
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