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08-21-2012, 02:17 AM - 1 Like   #31
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Question: FA Ltds are still in production?
Yes they are, there has been a couple of "scares" in recent years, but as far as we know they are still being made.

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fa31

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It is not a complete set, like this. I'd always miss very wide. But these are my preferred ones.
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For me itīs the 15mm and the 40mm
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If "you" would limit yourself to have / shoot only two prime lens, what would you have and why?
A lot more money than I do now!!!

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FA31 and FA77.
You want want a wider angle? Put the FA31 on a film body
And telephotos? Bung 'em on a Q.
So two lenses and 3 bodies will give you the FF equivalent of 31, 46, 77, 115, 170 and 420. Not a bad kit
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FA 35 and Sigma 105 macro
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QuoteOriginally posted by hcarvalhoalves Quote
Question: FA Ltds are still in production?
Yes, at least they haven't been listed as discontinued - lenm production is different than camera body production. they will do a large run to lower overall cost per unit and the next run depending on the lens may not be for 2 or more years (the big expensive lenses like the old 250-600 worked this way - it may have had only one run actually)
how well they predict demand is reflected in whether or not there is an extended stock out between scheduled productions

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Of my current prime collection, I would stick with my DA 15 and my Tak 55/1.8 if I had to choose just 2. That would cover landscapes, car/motorcycle shows and street shooting and the fast 55 would do people, portraits, etc. These discussions always come up and I find limiting myself to just one or 2 lenses totally defeats the purpose of owning an SLR. This is especially true with prime lenses. There were years when I was forced to stick with a 1 or 2 lens kit because I couldn't afford any more than that. It's a miserable feeling to see the oppurtunity for a shot and not being able to get it because you don't have the lens. I left my camera on the shelf for many years and shot with a 35mm P&S with a zoom because I couldn't afford the lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reeftool Quote
Of my current prime collection, I would stick with my DA 15 and my Tak 55/1.8 if I had to choose just 2. That would cover landscapes, car/motorcycle shows and street shooting and the fast 55 would do people, portraits, etc. These discussions always come up and I find limiting myself to just one or 2 lenses totally defeats the purpose of owning an SLR. This is especially true with prime lenses. There were years when I was forced to stick with a 1 or 2 lens kit because I couldn't afford any more than that. It's a miserable feeling to see the oppurtunity for a shot and not being able to get it because you don't have the lens. I left my camera on the shelf for many years and shot with a 35mm P&S with a zoom because I couldn't afford the lenses.
I agree 2 lenses does defeat the purpose (though I rarely carry more than 3 at any given time, but rotate through what i own. If I'm on vacation i will likely have 5 ranging from 14-200 mm at a minimum with me any given day and may well have packed 9 or 10 lenses and 2 bodies.
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I could get by with my DA 15 and DA 40
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K35 and M85 (or the Sigma 180).

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QuoteOriginally posted by pakinjapan Quote
If "you" would limit yourself to have / shoot only two prime lens, what would you have and why?
Why limit yourself?

But if I don't have a specific shoot in mind,
and have two bodies with me,
I'll usually mount one wide prime
and one (longer) normal/macro prime.

So if it's my turn to focus,
25/2.8 and 50/2 ZeeKs.

If it's the cameras' turn to focus,
DA 15/4 and 35/2.8 Limiteds.
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If you mean two primes plus my zooms: DA70 & Kiron 105/2.8

If you mean with no zooms: Samyang 14 and Samyang 24 tilt/shift.
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A 17mm to cover my wide angle end and a 40 or there abouts for the standard. You can always crop for longer range, but you can not crop backwards for wide angle.
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