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04-14-2011, 07:40 PM   #16
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If I were in your shoes I would consider the following:
1) DFA 100mm Macro WR or the DA 70
2) DA 15

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I've had the 18-135WR for a little over a month and really like it as an all-purpose zoom. That said, I have to agree with the majority here and given what you have (or more specifically what you don't have), I'd be inclined to purchase the DA70 next if were you.
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Thanks for all the useful input guys.. It looks like the DA70 is the popular choice. I'm certainly not disappointed by that - time to find one for a good price now!
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QuoteOriginally posted by mplatt1903 Quote
Heh - that might be the plan :-) but which one for this month tho?
Start with the beginning, they are all so tempting...

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QuoteOriginally posted by mplatt1903 Quote
Heh - that might be the plan :-) but which one for this month tho?
The DA 15 or 70. Flip a coin as you will end up with both.

I am liking the 18-135 but will wait and see if the WR 12-35 will be released.

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version of the filter holder. The EVF though not perfect is required, IMO, in bright sun. This will do me until more APS compacts are released.YMMV.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mplatt1903 Quote
Thanks for all the useful input guys.. It looks like the DA70 is the popular choice. I'm certainly not disappointed by that - time to find one for a good price now!
Well, it doesn't matter what the popular choice is. What matters is which lens is the better fit for your immediate needs, and you are the only one who can make that determination. Maybe it's the DA 70, maybe it's the 18-135, maybe it's a lens you're not even considering right now. Oh no! Indecisiveness strikes!
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QuoteOriginally posted by MPrince Quote
Well, it doesn't matter what the popular choice is. What matters is which lens is the better fit for your immediate needs, and you are the only one who can make that determination. Maybe it's the DA 70, maybe it's the 18-135, maybe it's a lens you're not even considering right now. Oh no! Indecisiveness strikes!
Thanks for that!

Of course, you are right.. Problem is, I can see a use/need for all of them! I suspect I would use the DA70 or DA15 more in the first instance, and a longer reach prime is definitely a gap at the moment..

Looks like I will be posting some DA70 shots in the not too distant future. Or maybe some DA15 shots. Aaaaagggggggggghhhhhhhh!
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QuoteOriginally posted by paperbag846 Quote
Skip the DA 40 altogether since you have the 35mm... get the 70 next (best DA ltd. IMHO).
Another vote.

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