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04-22-2008, 05:38 PM   #1
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I give up

Well I bought and returned my second FA* 24mm lens in less than a month. Bougtht first one from Henry's of Canada, wide open performance was bad bad bad. Stopped down was OK, but I got the lens to be a club lens. Second lens I got was from KEH. Exact same performance, I'm tempted to think that KEH bought it from Henry's and tried to re-sell it to me. Returned it yesterday. I guess I'll stick with the Sigma, at least it's wide open performance is acceptable. I'm certain that the lens(es)? I got were bad copies, maybe banged around and knocked out of alignment. But in any case no more searching. Sides, I just got a new-to-me FA 20mm F2.8, which is in excellent shape and works well. BTW, I'd suggest very strongly that if you see a 24mm lens for sale at KEH within the next week or so, I'd stay away from it.

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04-22-2008, 05:41 PM   #2
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ever consider the Sigma wides?
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I'd go for the DA*16-50mm or the Tamron 28-75mm as a club lens.
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It seems like you got a "duh" 24mm. Mine performs flawlessly. Center is as sharp as you can get, and corners are certainly softer. I love the feel and handling better than the 31LTD. And from what I heard, the FA 20 is very good as well. Some say it's even better than the 24mm, so enjoy.

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NaClH2O, I thought u want to get the 12-24 before, no?
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"NaCl(does this mean I'm cured from LBA?)H2O"

No, no it doesn't:-).
04-22-2008, 08:02 PM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by NaClH2O Quote
NaCl(does this mean I'm cured from LBA?)H2O
Yes, you're cured from LBA and so am I...

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