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04-26-2011, 05:25 PM   #16
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Sigh. Read the user manual.
No need to sigh ... I read the manual when I need to, and also spend hours scouring this forum before bothering anyone. And from what I read, while the actual adjustment is simple (press a button), the "process" to actually adjusting (chart, no chart, setup, angles, focus point size, etc.) seems to have challenged a number of other users too.

I'll work it out ... as always, was simply open to "pointers" to make the process easier.

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I did my testing using 3 identical AA batteries spaced out in a line. 1st about 3/4 of an inch forward....3rd, 3/4 of an inch back, focus on middle....many, many test shots with various fast glass wide open. Saw it somewhere here on the forum prior. Natural light source of course. No, expert, but I think it worked for me, vs blowing my brains out with focus charts

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No need to sigh ... I read the manual when I need to, and also spend hours scouring this forum before bothering anyone. And from what I read, while the actual adjustment is simple (press a button), the "process" to actually adjusting (chart, no chart, setup, angles, focus point size, etc.) seems to have challenged a number of other users too.

I'll work it out ... as always, was simply open to "pointers" to make the process easier.
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Just sayin'

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Did they already arrive? And don't do what I did

On the other hand, curious if the DA35Ltd is as good as the FA31Ltd from that perspective. So if you ever try it, let me know.

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And don't do what I did
Haha ... no, definitely not!

They are not "in-hand" yet, although they are being delivered to work and so all I'll likely get to do until tonight is lust over the boxes. Still, that'll do for now
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Will go grab these as soon as I can!!

Will try and update over the weekend with pics!
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New lenses have arrived!!

Apologies for the relatively low-quality shots... crap light, minimal space and no tripod. Still ... you get the idea!!

Looking forward to playing with them this weekend!












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congrats, i'm jealous!

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congrats, i'm jealous!
Thanks Heegz ... and sorry
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Congrats and great choices . I recently got a DA*200 and it's a great lens to use. Not too big and I find that it balances really well in hand on the K-7. Certainly no complaints for its IQ, but I personally want to use it more to learn the full potential of the focal length. I'm also looking for a lens in the 35/40 range, but leaning towards DA40 for its AF speed, small size and what at least to me seems slight sharper performance at longer distances or infinity. The 35 is very tempting as I enjoy a lot of close focus work, but I already have the A50 2.8 Macro which seems somewhat similar. Good luck with the lenses and I'm interested to see the results!
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Thanks guys.

I posted a new thread yesterday with some early test shots. You can SEE THEM HERE.

They came out really nice... super-impressed with the new glass.
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