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05-22-2011, 08:12 AM   #16
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I'm a fan of the DFA 50/2.8. It is easy to handle, sharp even and small apertures and I seem to be able to grab excellent hand-held floral shots even with the meager built-in flash. (Although I'm really looking forward to getting the film back on the 1:1 version of the first shot taken on the 645 with tripod) For insects, I'd rather have something longer, but I do get lucky with the 50.

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05-22-2011, 08:26 AM   #17
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I am a huge fan of 'plant portraiture' and have done it for years with various lenses. I find the Tamron 60mm f2 works great in a lot of situations but anything between 50-100mm works just fine...the Tamron 90mm f2.8 Di is another fave.

I just realized that Tamron doesn't make the 60mm f2 in the Pentax mount. My apologies, I just bought back into Pentax... That said, the Sigma 70mm f2.8 is very sharp (I didn't like how much the barrel wobbled when focusing but the IQ was fantastic) and is similar in focal length.

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05-22-2011, 08:35 AM   #18
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QuoteOriginally posted by simon_barker_9 Quote
35mm 2.8 macro limited is a staggering lens, know body seems to of mentioned it yet but it would be a great walk about lens
Agreed ... this lens is stellar!

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Here are some pics...the first two with with a Tammy 90 f2.8 (non DI) macro....the second two are with a DA-L 55-300..who needs a macro....just kidding....

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One other comment: a Raynox 150 in front of your FA77 will reduce focus distance to the point where it ranges from around 1:4 (I think) at "infinity" to 1:2 at minimum focus distance. I rather like the DA70 with the Raynox for flowers. But it is rather limiting to *only* be able to shoot in that closeup range.
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