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01-10-2012, 10:36 AM   #16
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I thought I was dumb because I did not understand this labelling. Now, I realized I am not dumb, but a bit slow only. This thing is really confusing, is it because marketing?

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It may have had some significance at one point, but now it is a marketing term.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pepe Guitarra Quote
I thought I was dumb because I did not understand this labelling. Now, I realized I am not dumb, but a bit slow only. This thing is really confusing, is it because marketing?
No need to worry, it is fairly confusing
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Bottom line, get rid of my DALs (18-55, 50-200 and 18-250?) and keep my DA35 f2.4, DA40f2.8 and DA70f2.8.
The 18-250 mm f3.5-6.3 is such a useful lens.!

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The 18-250 is a DA L?

Why would you get rid of the DA-L's though? Sure the DA35, DA40, and the DA70 are optically better, but the 18-55 is a good kit lens and the 18-250 is an awesome superzoom.

Get rid of the 50-200 though, I'll agree with that!
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How do you call the DA lenses that work on the crop sensor cameras, but would not work on the FF?
The term for DA lenses that work on crop but not an the imaginary FF camera that does not and may not ever exist is "DA lenses". That is, *all* DA lenses are designed for APS-C, not FF. Although a few may happen to not vignette too badly, as evidence by the posts in the threads where people posted shows using arious DA lenses on film at different apertures.

There is a series of lenses designed for digital but also designed to cover FF, but those as not DA - those are DFA. I think the 50 and 100 macros may be the only lenses in that series?
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So far, Marc. I think the FF dSLR is in the works but a new series of DFAs need to be released with it, which may delay its release. Nevertheless, Limited lenses are pretty unique, ad although definitely a marketing term, the lenses are just so practical with their small size, reasonably fast apertures and exceptional build quality. I'm thankful they're all screwdriven too. DA*s need an SDM overhaul before their lenses gain better accolade.
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