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03-12-2011, 08:22 PM   #16
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If you have a lens that makes great shots for you, don't get rid of it. That's the easy part. Making the finances come out, trickier. But I would take my FA43 over my DA35 for anything but macro any day of the week. Actually, I like my DA40 better than my DA35 for anything but close-ups, too. You could try that swap to free up some cash.

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As others have said, if you don't do a lot of close up/macro photography with your DA 35 then it is probably wasted. Better to trade it for a lens that you would use more. FA 43 would work, or DA 55 is probably a little better portrait lens (depending on what focal length you are looking for).

Definitely keep the FA 77. The DA 70 is probably 90 percent as good as the FA 77, but I still think you would miss that last ten percent when you are out there shooting.
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It would be crazy to sell the lens you are really happy with. Keep the 77 and find a way to get the 43
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Thanks everyone for the responses. I came back to my sanity and decided that I'll keep the 77mm and swap the 35mm for the 43mm. I looked at the 55mm too but I don't think it will fit my shooting style now. Eventually I hope to have the DA 15mm + the 3 FA ltd + a long telephoto and 2 bodies (k7 + k5) for my work.

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