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06-11-2012, 05:12 AM   #1
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DA*55 or FA77 limited

For portraits, which one should i choose? I have a FA 31 but I find it challenging doing portraits.

06-11-2012, 05:46 AM   #2
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77 definitely. though i have never tried the 55. probably depends wether you want a waist up portrait of a shoulders up portrait.
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Well, the DA*55 is intended to be a portrait lens for the cropped digital sensor, so I would kindly argue that this is the better choice. Also, the 55 is probably more versatile because it is closer to normal than the 77, but this is also a matter of your personal preference.

Truth is, you will get great portraits from either.

Maybe I just feel the need to defend my choice of the 55 just because I don't own the 77 Ltd ... yet .... :-)
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Is DA* 55 compatible with FF dslr?

06-11-2012, 06:41 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by sumanm17 Quote
Is DA* 55 compatible with FF dslr?
I think someone already answered that question . see above , "cropped Digital sensor" It is intended for a APS-C camera
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I have seen very good shots taken with the DA*55mm on film. No trouble on FF I would think.
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Yes, the DA* 55mm has been confirmed to be compatible with FF. The hood isn't though.
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You might want to check out this trhead form just a few days ago: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/188198-da-55-vs-fa-77-ltd.html

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Thank you guys! I I will go for FA 77 Ltd!
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