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02-24-2014, 05:04 PM   #1
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Oh which lens next

Picked up the FA43 ltd, now looking at either the DA*55 or 100mm macro I know two totally differnt lenses for different applications but both are on my radar...

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Given that you have the 43, the 100mm would be the better option to go with.
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DA* 55 is my favorite lens that I have ever used, and I own a FA43 Ltd.
It depends on what you are looking to do.

The F/FA 135 is also a very good contender for long portraits (headshots and such).
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I haven't had the pleasure of shooting with the DA*55, but I also have the FA43 and love it. But the D-FA 100mm Macro is hands-down my most-used lens. And it can do portraits too!




And landscapes...



And architecture...



And macro

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QuoteOriginally posted by K McCall Quote
I haven't had the pleasure of shooting with the DA*55, but I also have the FA43 and love it. But the D-FA 100mm Macro is hands-down my most-used lens. And it can do portraits too!




And landscapes...



And architecture...



And macro
This.

A good macro is indispensable.
02-24-2014, 05:27 PM   #6
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I would pick the 100. But that's because I have the F35-70.
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I would pick the 100. I have the FA 43 and since I already have the DA*50-135 I use it as a great portrait lens. So the 100 falls right in there plus its macro and cool looking. Don't forget the cool factor.
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Another 100mm vote.

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Agree with 100.
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or the sigma 105 macro
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QuoteOriginally posted by manishved Quote
or the sigma 105 macro
Is that a real product now?
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Is that a real product now?
Yes, @eaglem has one, it is quite sharp.
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Is that a real product now?
Its actually an older lens - Here is the link
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QuoteOriginally posted by icywindow Quote
DA* 55 is my favorite lens that I have ever used, and I own a FA43 Ltd.
It depends on what you are looking to do.

The F/FA 135 is also a very good contender for long portraits (headshots and such).
+1

F/FA135 is nice. DA*50-135 would be great too.

I think you'll be happy with any of these 4.
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+on the 100 macro, with a strong vote for the DA 70mm Ltd, a nice reach, great portrait lens, and good with short depth of field landscapes.
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