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07-04-2011, 02:12 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by nirVaan Quote
to be used as a normal lens mostly
Unless you want to use manual focus, I would suggest tracking down either the DA 35mm 2.4, or the FA 28mm f2.8.

I would go for the 35 myself, because it's real cheap. The 28mm would need to be bought used, might be more expensive, and isn't as good in low light.

50mm is a great, great lens, but not a great normal. To be used for snapshots, you need to be able to walk around.

I'm not so picky so I just use the kit lens as my normal... it's typically sitting between 28mm and 40mm.

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Unless you want to use manual focus
what do you mean is the FA43 that bad when it comes to auto focus
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QuoteOriginally posted by nirVaan Quote
what do you mean is the FA43 that bad when it comes to auto focus
What he means is the DA40 is bad when it comes to maual focus
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thanks for all the info guyz.and sorry about my English .so i guess ill let go of the 43ltd ouch and get a DA 35 macro limited or FA 35 .so wich one would you prefer and why in terms of IQ sharpness ,Bokeh and low light photography . and how capable are these two lenses when it comes to low light photography coupled with a K5. and as for the DA 35 if i get this i think i can let go of the 100 macro since my interest are when it comes to macro are small inanimate things

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ok i think i have finally made up my mind. im going for

DA 35 limited macro
DA 70 limited
and sigma 10-20

im letting go of the 43ltd and the macro (because 35 have macro and im intending to use macro for inanimate things)

this pretty much covers my budget for lenses for long time to come.so i hope this is good selection and i do hope the two DA limited are more than capable of low light shooting as well would really love to hear your views

thankz
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You can always boost your ISO in low light.
But still it doesnt really give you any fast lens in your kit.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nirVaan Quote
this pretty much covers my budget for lenses for long time to come.so i hope this is good selection and i do hope the two DA limited are more than capable of low light shooting as well would really love to hear your views
Instead of blowing your whole budget at once, why don't you use your kit zoom and figure out the focal lengths that work for you.

I agree with TOUGEFC, you are going to want a fast prime for low depth of field eventually. The 70 actually has pretty small depth of field at 2.4 but nothing like a good old fast 50.

By small intimate things, I hope you don't mean small intimate LIVING things. The 100 would be best for that.

I don't really know what to tell you.... you only seem to be half listening.
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small intimate things,
im sorry i meant to say was inanimate thing

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Yeah the 35mm macro is supposedly an amazing lens, but you will probably want more reach. I think others are right. Don't blow your budget all at once. Maybe rent some lenses and try them out first.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nirVaan Quote
ok i think i have finally made up my mind. im going for

DA 35 limited macro
DA 70 limited
and sigma 10-20

im letting go of the 43ltd and the macro (because 35 have macro and im intending to use macro for inanimate things)

this pretty much covers my budget for lenses for long time to come.so i hope this is good selection and i do hope the two DA limited are more than capable of low light shooting as well would really love to hear your views

thankz
Based on these choices, I'd recommend the DA40 or FA35 along with the Sigma 70 macro or Tamron 90 macro. 35mm is quite short for macro.
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Based on these choices, I'd recommend the DA40 or FA35 along with the Sigma 70 macro or Tamron 90 macro. 35mm is quite short for macro.
Indeed. 28-35-50-55mm macro lenses are good for general field shooting but difficult for field macro work -- they're essentially studio macro lenses, or for close but non-macro shooting. I use my 40mm macro handheld at 1:2. More magnification requires a tripod. There are good reasons that the most popular macro lenses are 90-100-105mm -- they give the right amount of working room in all but the smallest spaces.

I'll still recommend this basic kit: 10-xx ultrawide (Sigma 10-20 or Tamron 10-24); FA50/1.4 for low light, fast action, thin DOF, many portraits; DFA100 or Tamron 90 macro for REAL macro, tighter portraits, general short tele work. And if a 90-100 macro is too long for studio work, and edge-to-edge sharpness wide-open isn't required, get a couple old A-type 2X teleconverters and remove the glass, to act as aperture-automated macro tubes for the FA50.

Being where you are and knowing what I know now, that's how I would spend my money.

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Indeed. 28-35-50-55mm macro lenses are good for general field shooting but difficult for field macro work -- they're essentially studio macro lenses, or for close but non-macro shooting. I use my 40mm macro handheld at 1:2. More magnification requires a tripod. There are good reasons that the most popular macro lenses are 90-100-105mm -- they give the right amount of working room in all but the smallest spaces.

I'll still recommend this basic kit: 10-xx ultrawide (Sigma 10-20 or Tamron 10-24); FA50/1.4 for low light, fast action, thin DOF, many portraits; DFA100 or Tamron 90 macro for REAL macro, tighter portraits, general short tele work. And if a 90-100 macro is too long for studio work, and edge-to-edge sharpness wide-open isn't required, get a couple old A-type 2X teleconverters and remove the glass, to act as aperture-automated macro tubes for the FA50.

Being where you are ank knowing what I know now, that's how I would spend m money.

I find 50mm to work well for handheld images a a single flower or a few of them. f2.8 gives enough DOP to perhaps focus the entire bloom while still softening the background. The short focal legth gives the forground dramatic perscpective compared to the flattening of a longer lens. My A50/2.8 is quite sharp wide open.

35mm macro would seen to create lighting problems. And for animals, certainly tele-lenses are the way to go.
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i finally settled for the following lenses

Tamron 10-24mm
DA 21mm limited
Sigma 50mm
Tamron 90mm macro

and i sold my DA 16-45mm
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QuoteOriginally posted by nirVaan Quote
i finally settled for the following lenses

Tamron 10-24mm
DA 21mm limited
Sigma 50mm
Tamron 90mm macro

and i sold my DA 16-45mm
Best of luck, hope they work for you!
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