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04-01-2015, 07:37 PM - 1 Like   #16
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I've never done direct comparisons between the 43 and 40 - I hate doing them and usually end up doing something wrong and with inconclusive results. However, I find that they are quite different with different strengths and weaknesses. And I can see why someone would prefer one over the other, depending on their taste and needs. I tend to prefer the 43's rendering, but decided not to sell the 40 HD. I may send it in with my camera because I think I have a focus problem I can't solve with fine-tuning the focus, but maybe not. The 40 is capable of close focusing while the 43 is not. The 40 goes to infinity closer than the 43 because of that. The 40 is so small and light, it's easy to stick in a pack, where the 43 could be left at home because it is larger and heavier. I'm spending what time I have right now shooting with the 40 HD, to try to decide if my copy has an issue with my camera, my shooting technique needs work or if it's that I just prefer the 43. I haven't really become "friends" with the 40, while I understood/felt at home with the 43 right off. But I'm still not interested in selling it, and I'm not so sure one is actually better than the other.

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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
I think that analogy is a good one......I sold my HD DA 40 after using my 43 for a while.....more a heart decision then a head one.....and when I think about it, it was that I "enjoyed" using the 43 more (as a hobbiest)....
I too, sold my 40 after acquiring the 43, and I haven't regretted the decision. I used the money to partially fund the 50/1.2, and I couldn't be happier.
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If the 40 was equal or better than the 43, people would be dumping their 43's and saving hundreds of dollars to boot. Reality is, they arnt.
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If the 40 was equal or better than the 43, people would be dumping their 43's and saving hundreds of dollars to boot. Reality is, they arnt.
More popular <> better.

I'd be happy to be impressed with the 43, I seem to be enamored with every other Limited I've tried, FA or DA. That one just never did it for me!

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My experience tells me the 43 is a cranky Princess. When she is good, she is very, very good - but . . . . . and it's all on me to make her smile.

The 40 OTOH is always what it can be - but that's not quite the 43 when she is good . . . . . .

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My experience tells me the 43 is a cranky Princess. When she is good, she is very, very good - but . . . . . and it's all on me to make her smile.

The 40 OTOH is always what it can be - but that's not quite the 43 when she is good . . . . . .
Great analogy monochrome.
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I bought the 43ltd, I like his pictures much more than the 40ltd I sold...
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