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02-27-2013, 06:51 PM   #1
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DFA 50mm Macro or DA*55?

I've been using the 55 for nearly a year now and its near permanant home is on my K5, today I came across a deal I couldnt walk away from and got a DFA 50mm macro... I dont need both lenses in this focal length.

If it were you which would u keep and why?

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The DA*55. Because it's the DA*55.

If I had the DA*55, I would get the DFA 100WR macro instead.
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To me, there is a big difference between 50 and 55 mm's. If I didn't have a macro lens, I'd keep them both. It's not the focal length of both of them it's the use of them. The DA*55 is a wonderful portrait lens and it's f1.4. The DFA 50 is a very nice macro lens and a very slow everything else. Honestly JinDesu has it correct, I would have gotten the DFA 100 instead as the standoff distance gained for macro work with the 100mm is significant over the 50. I know I've own all of them.
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You don't have 2 lenses of the same focal length, you have a 55mm f1.4 and a 50mm f2.8 macro. One is AW the other is not.

Of course I own about 20 lenses between 50mm and 58mm so I might not be the person to take advice from

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You don't have 2 lenses of the same focal length, you have a 55mm f1.4 and a 50mm f2.8 macro. One is AW the other is not.

Of course I own about 20 lenses between 50mm and 58mm so I might not be the person to take advice from
Lol, I've got a dozen between 50-55, but what I use is different, most sit in drawers waiting for love... but I got the lens, a K2000 (3700 actuations), a 50-200mm, AF360FGZ, all lens caps and hoods, in perfect condition for the price of a new flash ... hence my hesitation at which to keep. All I wanted was the flash
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Sell everything but the flash, acquire DFA 100 WR
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
I own about 20 lenses between 50mm and 58mm so I might not be the right person to take advice from
That's a cracker.

So the OP is on his own then, as far as your concerned, it will certainly work out cheaper for him, if he does.

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That's a cracker.

So the OP is on his own then, as far as your concerned, it will certainly work out cheaper for him, if he does.
I think I'll keep it, that way I have at least one FF lens for the eventuality of a FF DSLR release! Lol, actually I'm thinking about getting my MZ50 CLA'd and burning some film with it

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