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04-08-2012, 03:11 AM   #31
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I just went out the other day for a day of street shooting with only my 21, M 50 f1.7 and my brand new (used) 77. I used the 50 all of two times and it was done for the day lol.
I was more than satisfied with using the other two for a variety of shooting tasks and am very pleased with how well the 77 performed with street shooting.

I plan on adding the 43 Ltd soon as I believe for my photography needs it will fit in quite well.
Even considering that I own a DA*55, the 43 FL will be a more of a natural fit as a trio of lenses with less bulk, faster autofocus.

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04-08-2012, 03:29 AM   #32
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I just wouldn't want the thirty. Just too bulky and heavy (and expensive, I'd be scared to use it!) and the fl doesnt fit my style. It would be 43 for me anyday. I use my 40 as a standard walk around and the 77 compliments it well for
In an ideal world I would have 15,"limitedzoomonroadmap",43,77
But siggy10-20,40,77 does me very well indeed
04-08-2012, 04:28 AM   #33
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It really depends on your preferences. If you use 85mm a lot, then FA77 will be your next choice.

I have K5 & FA31 Ltd. I have purchased Sigma 50mm f1.4 recently as my portrait lens. I hardly do a head and shoulder shot even if i have the gear. Therefore 43mm-55mm range is my next logical choice instead of FA77.

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having played (and owned most) all the ltd primes, imo the best 3 lens setup is

or if 31 is too bulky (although to me it is the perfect FL), 15/43/77

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I love to shoot portraits and I have the 31/43/77. The 77 is my favorite, but I do tend to prefer tight crops on my portraits, and less full body. The 43 is a wonderful lens, and I find it better for candid portraits because the 12mm longer length than the 31 imo makes the perspective more flattering imo. I got the 31 for fully body length shots, and while it is a great lens, I don't necessarily like it for people when close, I use it more for group shots/nature/landscapes/flowers. The 77 is my go to lens if I need to bang out a portrait with the least amount of work.
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The 43 is generally what you'll find on my camera and my favorite of the three FA Limiteds. I've used the 31 a little more lately to take pictures of my new nephew. I don't use the 77 as much as the 43, and a little more often than the 31, but I do love the rendering with that lens. One of my favorite recent pictures was with the 77, a shot of a lake at sunset. My most recent purchase is the 21; I wanted the 15 but I found a nice deal on a used 21 just before the price hike. I probably should have picked up the 15 but I knew I couldn't afford it and painting my house in the same week..
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I have the 15/21/31/70/77 limiteds. My preferred 3 lens kit is 15/31/70. Good spacing and lenses that always seem to deliver no matter the conditions.
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I have found the FA limiteds excellent for any type of people shots I want to take, apart from large groups. Anything wider like landscapes and such applications I've gone straight to the trusty DA 12-24. Basically it covers the ultra wide end as well as the 20-24mm range. Its only downside is its bulky size. It's not all that heavy, just large, and it takes up so much room in the camera bag. That's where either (or both) the DA 15 and/or 21 would be more favourable options. I have found though that I use the 12-15mm range quite often and wouldn't want to be without that capability for architecture or vast landscape photography.


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