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08-30-2013, 09:09 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by scratchpaddy Quote
I didn't stop down at all for this shot. I dare you to look at it full size.
Awesome! Is that from the AF version?
My old manual also surprised me of how sharp it is at wide open. Contrast is top notch too.

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Yes, it's the AF version. I bought it not because of the AF, but because it was available in SA mount for my other system. I believe the lenses are identical except for the coatings. I don't think I'd be able to differentiate between a picture taken with the old one vs. the new one.

I just noticed something weird: the Lens Database says the AF version does f/32, but mine goes up to f/45!
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Every time I see that image i'm just so thankful I own my Sigma 180mm f/3.5 APO EX DG and Pentax FA*200mm f/4 ED Macro
08-31-2013, 12:50 AM   #19
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A few more mindless shots to celebrate the ridiculousness of this lens Pixel peeping welcome!

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08-31-2013, 11:57 AM   #20
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Every time I see that image i'm just so thankful I own my Sigma 180mm f/3.5 APO EX DG and Pentax FA*200mm f/4 ED Macro

...and I am so glad I don't own the DA 35/2.8 Limited. The working distance at 1:1 at 35mm focal length is even tighter.


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09-07-2013, 01:11 PM   #21
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I have the pre DG version which I got to compliment my Z1P before I went digital. It works fine on digital cameras so don't be put off if you see one for sale. You may have noticed that when looking at the rear of the lens while moving the focussing that the rear element rotates a little. This is probably the floating element / group applying compensation for the focal distance to give the sharpness from 1:1 to infinity.

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