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04-01-2014, 03:47 PM   #136
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QuoteOriginally posted by nomadkng Quote
like asking me if I could only date one supermodel....
Well, you can, so which one would you pick?



And when would you sell her to get another?

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The more I read this thread, and the more time I spend searching on the interwebs, the more I'm leaning toward a 15,20-40,70/77 kit for most usage.

But then I read all the raving about the 20's, 30's and 40's and question my logic.

Looks like I have to save up enough to just buy em all :-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by link81 Quote
The more I read this thread, and the more time I spend searching on the interwebs, the more I'm leaning toward a 15,20-40,70/77 kit for most usage.

But then I read all the raving about the 20's, 30's and 40's and question my logic.

Looks like I have to save up enough to just buy em all :-)
Yes. I have the 15/31/43/77 (and FA 135) as a very nice & compact set of primes. Fantastic for portraits and landscapes. Each lens has its own personality which reveals itself with practice.
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Thanks, waterfall; glad you liked the Nova photo.

Here are a few more old car photos for those that like them. All taken with the DA70.
1.) 1957 Chevy
2.) Roadster Grill
3.) An Olds 442. There aren't many of these around.

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QuoteOriginally posted by link81 Quote
Looks like I have to save up enough to just buy em all :-)
That's the best way to alleviate the anxiety over which to buy.
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I have posted my DA Limited Review (of the original five) earlier. Since I focus on portraits/modelling my most used was the DA70, but it has then been replaced by the FA77. I now own all of the FA Limiteds as well, so all but the new 20-40. The FA77 is simply my most used lens for a very good reason, very sharp and a very nice focal length for portraits on APS-C (probably on full frame too). It is amazingly sharp just stopped down a little and I often used it at f/2.5. It also works well as a short telephoto, being fast to focus (somewhat loud, but that doesn't bother me) and so sharp that it holds up well for cropping a bit.

My vote is for the FA77.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Bokeh Quote
Thanks, waterfall; glad you liked the Nova photo.

Here are a few more old car photos for those that like them. All taken with the DA70.
1.) 1957 Chevy
2.) Roadster Grill
3.) An Olds 442. There aren't many of these around.

Mike
442 rag top! Wow!
04-02-2014, 02:28 PM   #143
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So. It seems like the cream is rising to the top FA31 and FA77, the most critically aclaimed, are in unquestionable #1 and #2 spots now. Also, nice to see DA70 get its first vote

1. FA31
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Ronhendricks1966
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Pioneer
peterjcb
skunktail
steve1307
twitch
todd
zmohie
normhead
disco-owner
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yusuf
nomadkng

2. FA77
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jeffshaddix
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yorik
LFLee
Eagle_Friends
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3. DA35
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Gaberlunzi
arnold
jddwoods
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Jonathan Mac
Blue

4. DA15
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DSims
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waterfall
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waterfall
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5. FA43
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HSV
slipdm16
miltona580
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SemPai

6. DA20-40
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7. DA21
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jwc77
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8. DA40
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FW Birds
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9. DA70
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I would think the choice of a only limited lens is largely depending on your preferred focal length. For me I would vote for FA43 as it's taking the best portrait photo of my little boy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DonThomaso Quote
I have posted my DA Limited Review (of the original five) earlier. Since I focus on portraits/modelling my most used was the DA70, but it has then been replaced by the FA77. I now own all of the FA Limiteds as well, so all but the new 20-40. The FA77 is simply my most used lens for a very good reason, very sharp and a very nice focal length for portraits on APS-C (probably on full frame too). It is amazingly sharp just stopped down a little and I often used it at f/2.5. It also works well as a short telephoto, being fast to focus (somewhat loud, but that doesn't bother me) and so sharp that it holds up well for cropping a bit.

My vote is for the FA77.
Plus the FA77 is pretty darn good wide open, which I wouldn't say about many lenses. I used mine between f/1.8 and f/2.2 a lot.
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Here is another vote for the DA21.

I have the 15, 21, 40 and 70, but the 21 is the one I use the most.
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Definitely the DA15 for me. I only have the DA15/DA40 and I would love to have all of them especially the FA's but there really isn't another option for what I do. The DA15 isn't perfect but it's small, wide and takes outstanding landscape photos.

I would like to get the DA20-40 sometime and it could become a favorite I don't know that yet.

I also have to give a little shout out to the DFA100WR 'limited' consideration (near the beginning). This is an outstanding lens and shares many characteristics with the DA limiteds.
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FA 77mm for me.

There are other reasonable options around the focal lengths of the other limiteds, but around 70mm the limiteds are pretty much on their own. I prefer not to go as wide as the 15mm, most of the time.

A bag with FA20, DA35, DA50 and FA77 would suit me, with only one limited in it.
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It is and always will be only FA31mm (it is excellen on Full Frame, even nice on APS-C)
I am curious if anybody know who were optical engineers or some story from behind?
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Can I have a DA15-35mm F4-2.8 macro limited?
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