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07-17-2012, 04:07 PM   #1
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What can I replace my 70 ltd with?

Want sharp, high IQ lens. 60-70 area. My 70 ltd has great IQ but the deal breaker is no manual f stop ring. Fudge that, I hate no F ring. If your suggestion has no F ring, dont send it in either. Will look at native as well as 3rd party lenses. No AF is OK. Highest IQ mandatory.

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Ditto the 77...
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double ditto, 77

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FA 77 /end thread
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Is 77 the 60-70 area?
Nokton: 58 is closer.
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I have both the 58 Nokton and the FA77, and both are outstanding.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Franky2step Quote
I have both the 58 Nokton and the FA77, and both are outstanding.
I envy you!

My next lens purchase will have to be the Nokton!!!

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I vote 77.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Franky2step Quote
I have both the 58 Nokton and the FA77, and both are outstanding.
Yep either of these. 77 if you want / need AF.
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why is this thread still active?
the answer was given in post #'s 2 thru 10..
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FA*85 but if the extra focal is too much than the FA77.
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Sigma 70mm Macro?

Edit: Nope, don't see a version with an aperture ring.
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The obvious replacement has been named several times allready.

But as an additional lens I would recommend the Samyang 85 F1.4 (if 85mm is not to long). Doesn't have AF but has an aperture ring and is a bit less expensive then the FA 77 so you might get the Samyang for the aperture ring and still keep the DA 70.
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Well, I would suggest the FA 77 as I have one and love it! But it's a mid tele prime on aps-c. The 50 f1.4 or 1.7 is closer to the traditional 85mm portrait lens in FF. Just a thought :-)

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