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01-07-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
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Short telephoto

Dear all,

I am looking to buy fast, short/normal telephoto prime and need some advices. Target lenght is 77mm - 100mm. (In case it seems big difference I have FA 20-35 and 50mm and some another stuff, so I am fine with this tolerance.)

Since there are a plenty possibilities my criterias are bokeh, sharpness and speed. (Also somehow a size of lens, I travel a lot.)

I can eventually shell out cca 700 EUR in total for lens, but I would like to spend less if quality is good. I do not have problem to use M lens, though A -} AF -} USM versions are preferable. I am very much interested in FA 77, since its FF, size, speed, bokeh.

In order to make it simple I would like to ask what is the best lens and why according to you in this categories:

700 - 1000 EUR

500 - 700 EUR

300 - 500 EUR

Thanks for contribution!

01-07-2014, 07:17 PM   #2
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I assume macro is not req'd? What are you planning on using the lens for?
01-07-2014, 07:22 PM   #3
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The manual focus Rokinon 85 f1.4 has an excellent reputation, and there is at least one for sale in the Marketplace (another sold in the last few days). Even new, they are relatively inexpensive.

It is not small.
01-08-2014, 03:34 AM   #4
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Macro is welcome addition...but prefer speed.

Considering prices, Its more - less same number if you buy in USD or EUR (even it means almost 20% for people in EU zone.)

Thank you!
300 - 500 1x 85mm Rokinon / Walimex / Samyang f: 1,4

700 - 1000 1x FA77


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