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04-14-2015, 04:24 PM   #1
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Why would I buy an fa31 if I have the da 20-40?

Is it just lba or do I need the fa 31 to,,, complete my holy trinity collection.

Also, my 20-40 can be my outdoor lens, water resistant and all that. And the 31 can be my fast indoor lens.

Does the 31 really deliver a real advantage over my 20-40?

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Yup, you definitely need the 31!

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LBA is definitely at work. Yes, the FA31 will deliver advantages the zoom can't match. Your scheme is plausible (but it would be a shame to keep the Ltd away from the great outdoors.) All you need is courage and cash. ;~)
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If you think it will, then it definitely will... As long as you have faith in the magic of the 31mm!

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I have DA 21, DA 35/2.8, and FA 43 (just sold DA 40 XS), and I thought I will never need 20-40. I bought it. Then I thought I had 20-40, and all these lenses, so I won't need 31 (forgot to mention I have Sigma Art 30/1.4). Now I have 31 side by side with these lenses. :-)
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I have the DA*16-50 and FA 31. I've thought the same question as you. The 31 really is a special lens. The 16-50 cannot replace it and neither can the DA 20-40 IMHO. But I use and admire both.
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Think of the thousands of pixies who are sacrificed to make the Holy Trinity.

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The other way works: why would you buy the DA20-40 if you already have the FA31?

Heck, I have the Sigma 18-35 and now I have the FA31 on the way....but the full frame annoucement had a lot to do with that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
Think of the thousands of pixies who are sacrificed to make the Holy Trinity.
No NO - they're not sacrificed. Sure, kidnapped, separated from their fellow pixies and pixie families, forced to work like tiny slaves - but we're not barbarians. We don't have tall blonde women in white robes chanting lamentations while we burn incense in the factory and call on Photonis before raising a curved sword . . . . . we don't SACRIFICE the poor little things.
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I have the 16-50, 20-40 and the trinity. The 20-40 is sharper than the 16-20 and the 31 is sharper than all of them. You need it too......��
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
we don't SACRIFICE the poor little things.
Quite the contrary, we do our utmost to find them suitable placements where they reach their full potential.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
No NO - they're not sacrificed. Sure, kidnapped, separated from their fellow pixies and pixie families, forced to work like tiny slaves - but we're not barbarians. We don't have tall blonde women in white robes chanting lamentations while we burn incense in the factory and call on Photonis before raising a curved sword . . . . . we don't SACRIFICE the poor little things.
... we hold'em upside down and shake vigorously to get the dust out.
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