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12-08-2013, 04:26 PM   #16
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DFA1000 WR
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Oi, I wouldn't sell any of them, except the Sigma 70-300. The fish and the 15 are worlds apart. So different you might as well be talking about the 15 and the 55-300! I use them both, but if I was to pick only one, it'd be the fish, because at 17, the fish does a reasonable impression of a 12mm rectilinear. Add some distortion correction in Lightroom, and it's actually not far off of the 15.

The 31 is super special, but so is the 35, all for opposite reasons.
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I would keep the fisheye and the 15. Keep the 31 and the 35 if you enjoy the macro, if not dump it. I would get rid of the Sigma without even thinking about it.
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Since you already have the 31mm, and If you are really interested in macro I would go for the DFA 100mm or Tamron 90mm.
If you were starting from scratch, the decision between the 31mm or the 35mm + $$$ would be tougher.
In my opinion, the "mission" of the 35mm is a great, sharp normal lens on APS-C with close focussing abilities. With the 31mm all you are missing is the macro capability, which you can get with a different focal length, making your overall kit more versatile.

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1. I think the DA 15mm Ltd is a great, general-purpose wide angle lens. Check out the DA 15mm lens club on PF, and let your mind be controlled.

3. For the price, you won't likely do better than the DA 55-300.

2. The obvious feature of the DA 35mm Ltd is its macro capability. Although it's not a good focal length for taking macro shots of insects, it does allow one to get up close and personal with other subjects, as in this image. It's also a very good lens for general-purpose photography outdoors and indoors with low light levels. (I don't own the FA 31mm.)

- Craig


I just got the 35 mm macro limited at a great black Friday price. Now that I have it, I will be absolutely thrilled with it if I can get results with it like yours. Great Shot. This lens paired with my 100 mm DFA WR completes my long sought after macro kit.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jddwoods Quote
I just got the 35 mm macro limited at a great black Friday price.
jdd,

Congrats on snagging the 35 macro at a great price! Have fun with it - it's very versatile.

Thanks for your kind compliment. (I was lucky to have good natural light at that spot, but did spend some time to set up, compose, and adjust a reflector)

- Craig
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