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09-27-2012, 10:29 AM   #16
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FA28 will be my choice probably

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I have used the DA 35/2.4 and FA 35/2. Right now I've got the FA in my rotation. They have the same basic optical formula but the FA has the faster max aperture, plus nicer build quality, and comes with a hood.

The DA has better resistance to purple fringing but I find that at f/2.4 I couldn't quite throw the background out of focus as much as I wanted.
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I have a F50 1.7 a 28M 2.8 and the DA 35 2.4. I use the 28 the least but as it was free it was still a good lens to get. If I was looking for a single lens between 50 and 15 I would look at either the Sigma 30 or FA31 Ltd or a F/FA 28. If you want to eventually have two lenses in that area then I would recommend the 35DA and a 21 or 24. The DA 35 works on my film camera so should be fine for FF. The FA 35 is built better but how rough are you are your equipment?

With such a range between your two existing lenses it is good to give consideration to what your final kit in this range will look like and work towards that rather than pick up an indivdual lens because it is good or you can get a good deal on it (free is a different story) like the 43 would be of limited benefit to you
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QuoteOriginally posted by msatlas Quote
I have used the DA 35/2.4 and FA 35/2
In Poland I can have DA 35/2.4 for 750zł (around 200$), but used FA 35/2 is for rare and one i available for 2000zł (around 650$, just like limiteds).

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With such a range between your two existing lenses it is good to give consideration to what your final kit in this range will look like and work towards that rather than pick up an indivdual lens because it is good
You're definitely right! I think I'll go with DA 35/2.4 because it's a very sharp lens. Later I want to buy DA70/2.4 LTD and maybe at the end DA21/3.2 LTD. FA limiteds are too expensive for me.

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I got the 15, 21, 40 & 70... All great lenses... The 15 doesn't get as much use... I always go for the 21mm. The 40 & 70 get equals use. On the high end I use a DFA 100WR Macro... That's the longest I roll with... I also have a Pentax Fisheye... Which makes the 15mm a little redundant. So far has been enough... I actually want to get something between the 40 & 70.. Maybe a DA* 55

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Maybe its just me but the 21 doesn't seem that sharp (if sharpness is a big concern). My DA35macro creams it in that regard. The 35Macro is a great lens, though it has a huge focus throw and doesn't yield the best bokeh. Otherwise, it's very versatile.
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This lens at this moment is available at limiteds price. Maybe someday I'll find better deal..

I wouldn't sell it short. (FA 35 F2) I did extensive A/B Comparisons between it and the 35 macro and IMO it won over the 35 macro. You also gotta remember its FF compatible. Surely you aren't saying its same price range as the 31 LTD. I picked mine up for 350ish and its well worth every penny
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FA35 if given the chance to get one at a reasonable price.
Else the DA35/2.4 which IMO is the same lens with relaxed test specs and some tweaks (ironically IMO, it has better bokeh).
35mm is pretty excellent as an all round walkabout lens.
DA35 macro, you already have a 50mm macro, and the other 2 35mm focus to about 35cm, which is often near enough for non macro stuff.

Else, I would settle for the FA28.

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I've bought DA35/2.4. It's very sharp, but at this moment I can't perform proper outdoor tests. I think my next lens will be DA70/2.4.
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