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View Poll Results: Sigma 30mm f1.4 or Pentax DA 50mm f1.8
Sigma 30mm f1.4 2457.14%
Pentax DA 50mm f1.8 1842.86%
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02-23-2013, 03:11 AM   #16
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I was originally looking at the 55mm but thats now beyond my budget. Whats up with the AF on the DA50? Is it not that great. Only tested it briefly in the shop and seemed as snappy as the siggy 30. Saying that, it was only a few test shots so nothing major.

I will have funds in the long term for a 2nd prime. By the way I have the 18-135WR too, so maybe I could get away with that for portraits for the time being if I go down the 30mm route.

02-23-2013, 05:41 AM   #17
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GO with the Sigma 30 and you will NOT regret it... TRUST ME!
Even though I don't have it (yet..), I know what's best for you... LoL!
02-23-2013, 10:18 AM   #18
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Kaiserz brings up a good solution. Get the 30mm and get a manual focus 50mm used. I have the A series 50mm 1.4 and love it for portraits.
02-24-2013, 05:24 AM   #19
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Siggy ordered! Will keep an out out on ebay for a manual prime!

02-24-2013, 08:08 AM   #20
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I say that's a smart choice (; you'll love that you have something wide enough with a large aperture that you can use indoors, and then you'll also be able to get a 50 manual prime for cheap for those much more intimate portrait shots (I don't have any trouble using my manual prime if I'm doing portraits, because I ask my subject to stay still lol) Make sure that your lens are well calibrated to the body because you're gonna be shooting with very shallow DOF. My first 50 prime is the M 50 1.7, I still have it till now (; I also got the A 50 1.7(Much more convenient than the M but same IQ) and now the DA 50 1.8, I'm getting the 30 1.4 next on my list and then finally the 55 1.4!

have fun!

This are some samples of the M 50 1.7

M 50 1.7 + reversal ring


This one is one of my favorite; I was still such a noob when I took this one, this was shot wide open. (I just got my camera like a month ago when I shot this). If only I shot this at RAW hehehe.

here's a bigger link to the picture If you want to take a peek on how sharp the 50 1.7's are. This is why I always recomend the 50 1.7's cause I know they'll be awesome.
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/010/2/f/expressions_by_silentmood-d4ly796.jpg
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