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12-26-2007, 10:09 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by gnaztee Quote
Well, as I'm a new convert to the Tamron 28-75, I'd say it would be a very good portrait lens as well. Plus, I've heard that moving kids sometimes require a zoom.

NaClH20, you appear to have both the Tammy and the FA77. Would this be an accurate assessment?

I realize the OP didn't state this lens, but I'll take the opportunity to plug it anyway!!

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yES, u beat me to it..Consider the Tamron 28-75 f2.8....

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hey guys

he said that he wants a fast lens to use it with available light...

I think f2.8 is not that fast ... I know because I have an f1.4 and sometimes even f1.2 could help .

I would go for the 77mm limited just because it is faster
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yES, u beat me to it..Consider the Tamron 28-75 f2.8....
I actually have a copy of the Tamron 28-75mm, unfortunately it has a Canon mount. I have always liked the Tamron. Fast, light walk around. Kids most definitely move around but I think I would have to trade the zoom benefit for the speed. My kids can stay in the same spot but not necessarily motionless. My shots with the Tamron sometimes seem to be a little soft, which may be entirely me. That being said, I still really like the Tamron. ( Folks here seem to be real open to Tamron and Sigma unlike what I have seen at other forums. I appreciate that. I may not have the time to do as much research let alone direct comparisons as others. It's nice to have some level objective guidance without the snide remarks, etc.)

BTW is the Pentax version of said Tamron lens the same in all other accounts. It might be on my buying list, again. For me it is a good range, when I am out.

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The best portrait lens, in my humble opinion, for K 10 D is FA 50/1.4. Why? 77L is to narrow (it becomes like 110 mm in leica terms). And 50 is sharper! Burn me now

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QuoteOriginally posted by MSM Quote
I actually have a copy of the Tamron 28-75mm, unfortunately it has a Canon mount. I have always liked the Tamron. Fast, light walk around. Kids most definitely move around but I think I would have to trade the zoom benefit for the speed. My kids can stay in the same spot but not necessarily motionless. My shots with the Tamron sometimes seem to be a little soft, which may be entirely me. That being said, I still really like the Tamron. ( Folks here seem to be real open to Tamron and Sigma unlike what I have seen at other forums. I appreciate that. I may not have the time to do as much research let alone direct comparisons as others. It's nice to have some level objective guidance without the snide remarks, etc.)

BTW is the Pentax version of said Tamron lens the same in all other accounts. It might be on my buying list, again. For me it is a good range, when I am out.

thanks again

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MSM,

I have owned both the Canon and Pentax version of the 28-75 tamron (althought the Canon was an older model). Both lenses produced the same results. I loved the lens so much on my canon that I had to get it for my Pentax. I have to say that it can produce somewhat soft pictures at 2.8, but otherwise I can't find a single gripe about it.

As for the Lens dilemma, I wish i had experience with each so that I could chime in, but I don't. I would get the prime over a zoom though, for the aforementioned reasons (build quality, faster lens). Yah kids need a zoom sometmies when they are flying all over the place, but as they get older, they become more obedient, right? (well, some of them anyways)
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I forgot to mention, DA*50-135 is THE portrait zoom, so if you want prime, 50/1.4 , if you want zoom, 50-135 is the way to go.
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I forgot to mention, DA*50-135 is THE portrait zoom, so if you want prime, 50/1.4 , if you want zoom, 50-135 is the way to go.
yes, this is my new fav, but it is pricey
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yes, this is my new fav, but it is pricey
Pricey, perhaps, but it is a gem!!!

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I agree with you completely

QuoteOriginally posted by Kresica Quote
The best portrait lens, in my humble opinion, for K 10 D is FA 50/1.4. Why? 77L is to narrow (it becomes like 110 mm in leica terms). And 50 is sharper! Burn me now
I have the 77mm limited and I love the lens, but for portrait itīs a bit too tele. A better choise would be the FA 50/1.4. I am going to get one myself soon.

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I haven't done a study on it but I am sure the relationship between the subject and the photographer changes as the distance at which you're working gets closer.
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I haven't done a study on it but I am sure the relationship between the subject and the photographer changes as the distance at which you're working gets closer.
Exactly! 77 Limited is good glass, but too narrow. Besides, it was THE glass in film age.
In digital age, if you want same angle of view, use 50/1.4, it gives you almost the same view (75 vs 77).
Btw, I had my choice between DA*50-135/2.8 and FA77Limited . I choose DA* .
Here is one example of FA 50/1.4, iso 100, 1/125 s, f/4 .

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Exactly! 77 Limited is good glass, but too narrow. Besides, it was THE glass in film age.
In digital age, if you want same angle of view, use 50/1.4, it gives you almost the same view (75 vs 77).
Btw, I had my choice between DA*50-135/2.8 and FA77Limited . I choose DA* .
Here is one example of FA 50/1.4, iso 100, 1/125 s, f/4 .

GOT LIGHT?
wow!!!!!!!
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the 50mm f1.4 have very attractive pricing and it is frighteningly sharp just a couple stop down (f2.8+). Just remember that it's perspective is still a 50mm perspective, being "75mm equivalent" is just croping.
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Exactly my point, and reason why 50 is better than 77.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kresica Quote
Here is one example of FA 50/1.4, iso 100, 1/125 s, f/4 .
Kresica, that is a remarkable portrait.
Feel like I can lift the eyeglasses off his nose !!
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