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07-15-2011, 06:09 AM   #1
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43mm LTD on film?

I'm currently looking at my collection and thinking about trading in my Pentax-A 50mm f1.7 and Sigma 30mm f1.4 and getting a 43mm LTD

I use both film and a K10D but i'm having a tough time finding photos from this lens on a full frame film body.

Can you share some if you have them?

07-15-2011, 06:24 AM   #2
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Sure, it is a great lens on film, even nicer due to the FOV


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07-15-2011, 06:31 AM   #3
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Not great examples, but here you go

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The 43mm fl on film is perfect and great as a one lens "walk about".

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Here's a link to my flickr stream that has only my shots from the 43/1.9. All but one are on film.
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07-15-2011, 02:50 PM   #6
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Thanks guys,

the big question for me is would I miss the 30mm f1.4?

I like that I could use the 43mm on film and digital, this is a major plus and sometimes makes me leave the sigma at home.

If I want something wider on dslr, I can use my 20mm f2.8, and if I miss the 30mm look on digital I have a 35-105 f3.5.

The other thing I will miss is the f1.4 speed.

Will I miss this extra stop?

What do you think? (really wish there a place here where I could rent the lens to try it out)
07-15-2011, 03:29 PM   #7
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The only minor knock that I have with the FA43 on film is its speed. A tad slow for a standard/normal lens. It would have been nice if it was a f1.4.
My K50/1.2 is still my goto lens for night shooting.


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I don't think you will miss the stop because the 43 is so much more impressive wide open than the sigma stopped down.

Perfect fov on film (the sigma is a reasonable substitution on digital). Also nice and compact, crazy sharp. I don't get the 43mm FOV on digital, but I do get 28mm on digital, which is pretty much the exact same FOV. Too bad the 28mms I've tried are nothing like it.


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