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06-30-2008, 10:06 AM   #1
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Da,fa

what is the difference between DA and FA lens,and why are they named so...
p.s. which one is best?

06-30-2008, 10:09 AM   #2
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DA are lenses manufactured specificaly for the new age digital cameras

the FA lenses were designed before the introduction of digital cameras, but can be used non the less.

which ones are better is a question that cannot be answered, as some DA lenses that have similar counterparts in the FA line are better and vice versa.
06-30-2008, 04:44 PM   #3
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FA are designed for full frame.

DA are smaller and cheaper.

FA are faster.


FA or DA? It all depends on your budget and what the Focal Lengths you want.

DA21 seems to be the limited i tend to see more often in people's lineup. A good balance between size and wide perspective.

From these 4, choose one:
FA31 or DA 35 macro makes for good 'normal' focal length.
DA40 or FA43 for a little longer than normal length.

DA70 or FA77 for portraits.
06-30-2008, 06:03 PM   #4
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oh,i see that now

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Do you have other lenses? It'd be good if you try a zoom lens 'stuck' in certain focal lenght, and then determine which limited best suits your needs and budget.
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