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08-04-2013, 12:17 PM - 1 Like   #16
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Wow, generous offer...or was to say thankyou... Did you save him from being swept away into the ocean or something?

No but I did walk back about a mile to the car to get his polarizer filter for him. haha

And he did take a roque wave after I left! Filling his tripod legs with sand and dousing his new K5 with some saltwater.

08-04-2013, 05:14 PM   #17
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Excellent set - somehow I'll survive with my DA70 but this shows the FA77 to be all that owners (and borrowers!) say that it is!
I have a DA 70 Limited...and except for the fact that it's an F 2.4...it's quite competitive with the 77. In fact I find that although fast lenses are nice....with my 50 mm F 1.4....I don't use F 1.4 to F 1.8 much....DOF too shallow.....and when you use it with something like a K-5 , like I do....the higher ISO performance sort of lessens the merits of a fast lens. I still find my 50 normal at F 2.0....or my 70mm at F 2.4..2.8....gives me good sharpness and plenty of nice, creamy bokeh background.
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Yeah... I know what you mean. I have the FA 50 1.4 and 1.7 (dont ask)

But I personally like shooting wide open. And for me the 77 just fits my eye. I Dont mind if it gets soft fast.
If I was going to shoot 2.8 I would probably just use my Tamron 28-75 which is nice at 2.8 thru the zoom range

Never really had a 50mm eye...

More 77 wide open stuff...






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