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05-15-2013, 08:51 PM   #16
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Personally, the one lens that would make me replace my F50 f1,7 is the FA43mm. And even then I'm not sure.
I did just that, no regrets. The FA 43 has turned out to be my absolute favorite and most-used lens, great color and rendering. I will say though that the F50/1.7 had fast, accurate AF, and I did prefer it over the FA 50/1.4, at the time. If I had the funds I'd certainly give the DA*55 a try, it seems like it would be a very nice FL for portraits.

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Ah... LBA is acceptable :P
As long as i use often what i buy, Yes
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That tends to be my problem...buying things I don't use nearly as often as I could...and I end up keeping them just in case I might use them. I'm still not sure whether or not I want to make the change just for this fact alone
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FWIW, I have several 50/1.7s and a few 1.4s (all MF), and the 1.7s are the ones I actually use. It all depends on what you want. 1.7s are better for across-the-frame sharpness when stopped down, and their lower weight and smaller size goes nicely with my K-x (1.4s are a fair bit more chunky). If, however, you are shooting around f/2..f/2.8 more often, 1.4s have a clear advantage. Most of my 1.7s also have more or less edgy or otherwise funky aperture shapes.

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