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02-19-2008, 01:33 PM   #1
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I came across a 77mm ltd that someone is selling locally to me and he is asking $530 for it and at the same time i came across this mega package its for film however which i have been thinking of getting into as well.35mm Camera, Lenses, filters and more...
the only question is which would you go for ?have been waffling between the 77 and 70 just to let everyone know as well

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You have a fair collection. The LTDs would be icing on the cake.
My LBAs in full force too, but the Mrs keeps it in check quick smart!
Almost following in your footsteps...

Just wondering how you've found your DA 10-17 and Tamron 70-300 (in performance, that is...).
When do you use these?
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I actuall have the old version of the tamron the APO version I believe or as they call it the conventional it has trouble with AF tracking on the long end of things but it does give very nice pictures under 300mm have not played with the macro function however on it so cant comment on that and the fisheye is more of a play around lens not getting as much use as it deserves but that will change i am sure.
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Looking at your lens collection, I would hardly recommend the mega package. You might as well just get a film camera and use it with your existing lenses. I would say get the 77 or the 70. Personally, I would go with the 77 since i own it, but if speed is not of your concern then the 70 would be fine as well.

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ok changing boats again midstream here, I am basically looking for a short telephoto prime the choices that I can see are the 70,77, also looking at the DFA 100 ,sigma 105 or the tamron 90 I know the last three are Macro capable which is a plus for me but the 77 is legendary but I am not really into portrait taking so i dont know if that should rule the 77 out any opinions ? or suggestions as alternatives to the list above?
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Looking at your lens collection in your signature, I'd say go with the DFA 100 Macro or similar. From a versatility and utility perspective, the macro can do double duty as a tele and a macro. Try using a macro lens as a single walkaround lens and you will find you can shoot a wide variety of subjects from near infinity to up close. BTW you have enough lenses to shoot more than 90% of photographic subjects.
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I doubt there is that much difference between 77 and 70

If I come to pick one out of the two again, I would have gone for 70 instead.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
I came across a 77mm ltd that someone is selling locally to me and he is asking $530 for it and at the same time i came across this mega package its for film however which i have been thinking of getting into as well.35mm Camera, Lenses, filters and more...
the only question is which would you go for ?have been waffling between the 77 and 70 just to let everyone know as well
I would take the 77 limited myself, since I already have 3 film bodies and the 50mm F1.4, the other lenses are not of interest to me.

Having said that, if you want the film kit, tell your friend to send me the 77 limited.

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