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04-30-2008, 05:45 PM   #1
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Yes, another DA 35ltd arrived today!

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Didn't have a lot of time to take a lot of shots after work, but I have to say this lens is incredibly fun
and might rival my Viv S1 105 macro as my sharpest lens.

The resolution is incredible. The colors/contrast, everything I've seen so far is impressive to say the
least.

Some shots from today:

(These blue flowers were actually very small, bloom maybe 1/4 to 1/2 inch radius.)


























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04-30-2008, 05:53 PM   #2
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Nice shots. That's a great lens as well.

Ahhh.... So many Lens. So little money.
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I can tell you're really happy with your new lens. Conggradulations. I'm a happy camper too with this lens.
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STOP IT!!! EVERYBODY!!!

I just purchased two lenses this week and can't afford another one quite yet. You guys and gals are gonna make me sell my car or something to raise some cash. Maybe my first born??? Is the 35 Limited even capable of taking a "bad" picture?

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Geez, I want to sell eveything I have and buy all of the wonderful lenses!!!

QuoteOriginally posted by volosong Quote
STOP IT!!! EVERYBODY!!!

I just purchased two lenses this week and can't afford another one quite yet. You guys and gals are gonna make me sell my car or something to raise some cash. Maybe my first born??? Is the 35 Limited even capable of taking a "bad" picture?
04-30-2008, 11:33 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by cardoffer Quote
Geez, I want to sell eveything I have and buy all of the wonderful lenses!!!
hahah, come to think about it, the DA 35LTD is one of the more affordable temptations going around at the moment!
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W..O..W.. That lens can deliver the most incredible pictures! I would really like to have one!
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beautiful shots !

i just bought one,

I HATE YOU EBAY - I HATE YOU PRODIGITAL2000 - I HATE YOU PLATINUM MASTERCARD

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Superb examples for your new lens!

It is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid purchaing this lens.
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j, I have to agree. I have only played around with the K20-DA 35 combo, but the pix continue to impress me. Sometime I think it must be an accident to get such sharpness but I am now of the opinion that this is simply a great lens. Of course, having it in the '20' doesn't hurt either............
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QuoteOriginally posted by John Kovarik Quote
j, I have to agree. I have only played around with the K20-DA 35 combo, but the pix continue to impress me. Sometime I think it must be an accident to get such sharpness but I am now of the opinion that this is simply a great lens. Of course, having it in the '20' doesn't hurt either............

Yeah. Macro and K20D were meant for each other, although I've taken shots with
my M 50 f/4 macro and my K100D that were pretty incredible also. But the K20D sensor just
floors me sometimes, and the images are so croppable, even high ISO shots.

BTW, to all the nice folks who commented and are on the fence re this lens - I paid $499
shipped for this lens from buydig.com, and IMO it's worth every penny and more. If you
can get one from Prodigital2000 for $380 or whatever, holy cow, no-brainer people!
C'mon, those bugs aren't going to shoot themselves this summer!


(LBA loves company - right Lance?

A few more:

(still learning DOF with this baby - meant to focus on the foreground eye, got just behind it.
Also, a bit shaky on the handheld, It was a quick shot against a garage wall while a car was
waiting for me to move. Still - this is an example of a 'screwed up' shot with this lens - like
I said before, 'easy macro')



This is the bug, pulled further back







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The last flower of your last post is my very favourite. This is certainly a great lens that will tempt more and more people as time goes by.
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Apart from the macro capability (I already have the Tamron 90 and Sigma 180 macros), is there anything about this 35 Ltd that makes it significantly different/better than the 31mm Ltd, which I already have?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Derridale Quote
Apart from the macro capability (I already have the Tamron 90 and Sigma 180 macros), is there anything about this 35 Ltd that makes it significantly different/better than the 31mm Ltd, which I already have?
it's smaller, that's about it. check out Kelly's work here:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/24542-da35-fa3...a31+comparison
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Argh! Just bought a 77mm limited which might get here tomorrow. It's been in my sig for a week in anticipation. I cannot afford another lens so stop posting pictures from this amazing piece of glass! Thank you!

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