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09-02-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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18-55 WR Companion

I've been really impressed with my 18-55 WR kit lens lately. I think it is quite a capable lens. It has also made me really appreciate what a zoom lens can offer. Anyhow, as a companion "normal" prime I have the FA31 & DA40 ltds. I really only want to keep one of them. I realize they are different lenses....I like the small size of the DA relative to the FA31 & 18-55. For some reason, I'm hesitant to give up the FA but I don't know why. Obviously it's great fast glass, but so is the DA only a bit slower. Which of these primes would you keep and which would sell?

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31mm hands down. There is no comparison at f1.8, f2.0 f2.2 f2.4.....and it is sharp from f1.8. plus it's full frame so you have that potential covered for future upgrades.
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Well that makes me feel good about my first ever 18-55WR lens I have on the way to me.

Just one caution - only sell a lens if you absolutely have to. I've been down this road many times before - I would have my eye on a new lens, and look for a lens I could sell to help "justify" or help pay for the new one. In almost every instance down the road, I ended up buying said sold lens again.

Just be sure about getting rid of any lenses before you do it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stormtech Quote
Well that makes me feel good about my first ever 18-55WR lens I have on the way to me.

Just one caution - only sell a lens if you absolutely have to. I've been down this road many times before - I would have my eye on a new lens, and look for a lens I could sell to help "justify" or help pay for the new one. In almost every instance down the road, I ended up buying said sold lens again.

Just be sure about getting rid of any lenses before you do it.
31, easy call.

Stan, where's thst 18-55WR coming from?

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Stan, where's thst 18-55WR coming from?
Same place as yours I assume from your post in Price Watch.
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Same place as yours I assume from your post in Price Watch.
Just kidding. I'm looking forward to it's arrival.
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Well that makes me feel good about my first ever 18-55WR lens I have on the way to me.

Just one caution - only sell a lens if you absolutely have to. I've been down this road many times before - I would have my eye on a new lens, and look for a lens I could sell to help "justify" or help pay for the new one. In almost every instance down the road, I ended up buying said sold lens again.

Just be sure about getting rid of any lenses before you do it.
Thanks for the seasoned advice! I hope you enjoy the 18-55!
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31mm hands down. There is no comparison at f1.8, f2.0 f2.2 f2.4.....and it is sharp from f1.8. plus it's full frame so you have that potential covered for future upgrades.
I think that pretty well sums it up!

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