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10-26-2008, 06:16 PM   #286
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QuoteOriginally posted by hwblanks Quote
Anybody care to justify have both lenses for me?
Well heather I did not know one had to justify have two lenses close to each other

The FA43 is fast the DA35 is a macro, so you definitely need both

10-26-2008, 06:34 PM   #287
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I guess I have to justify it in my mind.
I've come to the conclusion that lens kits are like toolboxes. Yes, you may have several different screwdrivers in your toolbox, but chances are, they differ in size and head (Phillips or flat head), thus you use them for different functions.

I've got the FA50/1.4 on my Christmas wish list, but if I don't get it, then I may consider getting another 43.

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10-27-2008, 11:34 AM   #288
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My favorite prime lens

2nd sharpest lens I own behind FA77 at any aperture, and much sharper than my FA31 at any aperture, except in the corners below 2.8.

The best lens I have for distant/infinity. Not sure if it's the coating or lens design. My copy has a slight red tint, that is different from other Pentax lenses I own, so I assume that is the coating, anyway, seems to render distant detail better, not sure why.

Renders a bit on the dark side at f4, and even more so around f8. I have to give it a bit more + exposure comp, especially if to match other lenses.

Does the best job of any lens I own in controlling and showing detail in highlights. Very saturated colors.

I will keep this lens regardless of whatever other lens I own or will buy in the 30-60 range, even if they are close in FL, yes, they are tools, but this one is a bit unique.

Go to lens for me for artsy type shots, or infinity, or landscape (field of view permitting) or any tricky or bright or contrasty lighting.

Not my first choice for portraits (for my preference anyway) That's why I'll keep my M50 1.4 for this range at least until the DA*55 comes out



at 1.9


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not as fast focusing as the DA40, and the DA40 will probably expose more consistently for a walk-around choice, and require less effort for pleasing portrait and skin tones.
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That surfer pic - WOW! How close were you with the 43? And the same response for the butterfly...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
That surfer pic - WOW! How close were you with the 43? And the same response for the butterfly...
Thanks, I was probably 12 or so feet away from the surfer, that photo is cropped to about 30% of its original size, but held up.

And about 1 foot away from the butterfly, that was just cropped because of some distracting element on the right hand side of the frame.
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I love mine too! For portrait or weddding work.
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QuoteOriginally posted by augustmoon Quote
2nd sharpest lens I own behind FA77
Like the shot Mr, where did you take this one?
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ok, I'll cut to the chase, here's my version.. lol

Taken with the DA 35 Macro at F2.8

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QuoteOriginally posted by lbam Quote
ok, I'll cut to the chase, here's my version.. lol

Taken with the DA 35 Macro at F2.8
oh yeah? :P A50 at F5 ... you can see it on the right

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Many users think this lens is more useful (better FOV?) on a full frame camera than it is on a cropped APSC dSLR camera, and I'm one of them

Here are some photos I took w/ FA43 and a Super Program camera:











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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
oh yeah? :P A50 at F5 ... you can see it on the right
Lol "the distillery" is such a photo magnet eh?

p.s. sorry for the hijack
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QuoteOriginally posted by lbam Quote
Like the shot Mr, where did you take this one?
My wife works on projects in Toronto, so we keep an apartment there, and this would be the Distillery District! Lots of brick walls for lens testing! I like your shot, didn't notice there was a signature on the other side. Last time I went there, there were lots more shoes than on this occasion.
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Here are my photos with this lens on Flickr. Some specific images:

Mmmmmm Mocha




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This was in my first lens purchase (after the body kit). I think it has exemplary rendering, but I do not favour the focal length. For this reason it stays at home in favour of the FA77 and I lose out on using a fantastic lens. Then again I can now say I have good to excellent 24, 28, 35, 43, 55, 77 and 105mm lenses, plus the 16-45 zoom, so it faces a lot of competition!

No-one who needs the focal length could be disappointed by the FA43.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
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Have an opportunity to pick up a 43ltd for a good price - can anyone who has
one post a few of their favorite shots with it and maybe talk about why they
like/dislike it? I've owned the DA 40ltd, and it was excellent, but I sold it
because I liked using my 50's more or the speed/DOF - the 43ltd might be
the best compromise.

(May need to sell some more stuff if the images call to me. Anyone want a
recently lake-dunked Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 once the fog clears from the elements?
)
so what's the deal? you gettin one?
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Yea, are you?

Here's a couple of lens fetish shots, at f/1.9:

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