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02-04-2008, 04:06 PM   #16
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One thing I miss when using my primes compared to a zoom: I don't have wonderful eyes, and I love being able to zoom in and focus, then zoom out to my desired composition. I obviously can't do this with a prime, and with the smaller viewfinder in the K110D/K100D it sometimes is difficult to know if I've correctly focused.

This is entirely my personal opinion based on my eyesight really - one of the reasons I'm investigating getting a magnifying eyepiece for my cam, because I love the quality my limited gives me. (the 40 f/2.8)

02-04-2008, 04:48 PM   #17
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For me it's "It is about the IQ stupid"

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What is it about the Limited Edition lenses that makes them so desireable?

They sure are expensive so I imagine its a 'you get what you pay for' kind of deal.

I would like to get to the point where my photos look as good as the ones you pro's takes but to me this is just a hobby.

Is it worth it for an amature to invest in those kinds of lenses?

I am getting myself more and more confused about what kind of lenses I should invest in.
Please help.

Thanks... Blake
Hi Blake, as far as I'm concerned the FA limiteds give some of the best IQ anywhere. They have a 3D quality about them. That I can't really describe and unfortunately I don't have access to my photos right now to show you what I mean. However, I am not the only one who thinks the limiteds offer superior IQ. Check out this link:

NaCl(great bokeh and the images just pop!)H2O
02-04-2008, 07:36 PM   #18
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This thread isn't about knocking other brands, but I thought I'd mention other brands for those of you who like to speak ill of them :-)

I'm in a figurative photography class with a bunch of Nikon and Canon users. We've had one class (so far) where we photographed two models. I started with the DA* 50-135, but quickly switched to using all primes for the rest of the shoot (31/50 1.4/77). Three of the six other people were really impressed with how sharp my images where compared to theirs (viewed on a 20" monitor). It's all in the lenses...

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