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01-10-2007, 02:51 PM   #1
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FA 35mm/f2 now or DA 35mm in the future?

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What do you think, should I get FA 35mm/f2 right now or should I wait for DA 35mm? Any indication how fast DA 35mm will be?

01-10-2007, 02:57 PM   #2
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We don't know how fast the DA will be, but it'll most likely be small (if not smaller than the FA), so don't expect too much.

The FA 35mm is an extremely sharp full-frame lens, so IMO you should get it regardless of the DA's specs.

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My FA 35/2 is a terrific lens, and I'd recommend it to anyone. The new DA version presumably will have, however, the Quick-Shift focus feature that allows you to touch up AF when it doesn't suit you, which is useful since AF is not bullet proof.

I can't remember when the DA 35 is slated to make its appearance. If the road map shows it coming on the market within the next couple of months, I'd wait and see what it's all about. If the launch date is many months out, I'd go ahead and get a copy of the FA 35.

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