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03-06-2013, 02:04 PM   #16
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Hi, THoog... I've pretty much settled on the Sigma, however: Why do you own both
Severe case of LBA. Seriously, though I've had the 35/2.4 for a couple years (and like it!), there was a great sale on the Sigma back during the holidays, and I liked the idea of a fairly compact normal f/1.4 lens - it would be more like my 50/1.4 on film. 'Course, the current sensors are so good in low light, an f/2.8 lens would still get better results than I did with ISO 800 film and a 50/1.4. I do a lot of shooting in dim museums, and I like having the extra stop if I need it. Also, the best way to convince Sigma to keep issuing PK-mount versions of their lenses is to buy PK-mount versions of their lenses.

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and which of the 2 do you use most often? Thanks.
The DA 35/2.4, but that's partly because it's smaller and lighter. Also, of all my lenses (see LBA, above), it's the one that gives best results with my old Kenko/Spiratone/Samigon full-circle fisheye adapter when I want to shoot craptastic "round things" shots.




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Severe case of LBA. Seriously, though I've had the 35/2.4 for a couple years (and like it!), there was a great sale on the Sigma back during the holidays, and I liked the idea of a fairly compact normal f/1.4 lens - it would be more like my 50/1.4 on film. 'Course, the current sensors are so good in low light, an f/2.8 lens would still get better results than I did with ISO 800 film and a 50/1.4. I do a lot of shooting in dim museums, and I like having the extra stop if I need it. Also, the best way to convince Sigma to keep issuing PK-mount versions of their lenses is to buy PK-mount versions of their lenses.
Me too
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Woo-hoo!!

B&H Photo finally found (meaning, actually in their warehouse!) a brand new FA 35mm/2.0: $399.
I was just about to, somewhat reluctantly, pull the trigger on the Sigma 30/1.4 but decided to do one more search for my lens of choice...
Weeeeeeeeee!

Carry on.
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