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01-30-2009, 01:13 PM   #331
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In This Thread the 31ltd is compared to theDA 35ltd macro with favorable results. The 31ltd is a marquis lens, no doubt.

01-30-2009, 01:22 PM   #332
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It really is a great lens. Personally I love it for landscapes. Something wider is often nice, but in scenes where there's a lot of blank space it can isolate precisely what you want to show.
01-30-2009, 01:34 PM   #333
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Once you try the 31, you may reconsider the 70 and go for the 77 next--after all, they're a family.




QuoteOriginally posted by Rush2112 Quote
She and I are close to meeting (just a few more days now). Didn't see much on this lens in the forums here as far as a dedicated thread.

Just about as good as they get from my understanding. What I've read says this lens is very well behaved. I chose this over the 70mm 2.4 in purchase order, have the cash so I figured I get this one first.

Anyone shoot landscapes with it here as well?

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01-30-2009, 01:45 PM   #334
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use google and search for "fa31" which is the usual abbreviation

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QuoteOriginally posted by farfisa Quote
Once you try the 31, you may reconsider the 70 and go for the 77 next--after all, they're a family.
and then the 43. You don't want anyone to feel left out...
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Interesting. So in other words, I should try to nail this one BEFORE I get the 12-24 (all part of my long term lens aquisition plan). Sounds like a plan.

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I decided to try a third and last time, buying in anticipation of price increases.
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Might as well go ahead and get the 43 and 77 ordered. After you shoot the 31 you'll see what I mean:-).
Man I love that lens, it's what photography is all about.
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I found a 31 at an irresistible price and bought it but I haven't fallen in love with it yet the way I did with the 77. Here's my best so far.


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I have used it for some of my stitched panoramas.

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You can use pretty much any focal length for landscapes Enjoy!
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QuoteOriginally posted by HawaiianOnline Quote
I have used it for some of my stitched panoramas.

Gorgeous!

I used to have a P&S that had a panorama stitcher built-in, but have been wanting to try that with real glass
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Which Pano Program do you use?

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I have used it for some of my stitched panoramas.


So many to choose from out there, looking for a no nonsense bare bones style panostitch program.

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Insanely good pano stitcher here: hugin - Panorama photo stitcher

Tinker's dream if you know what to do. Comes with straightforward wizard as well.
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Oh %#$!.......after reading this I really do need to check out the 31mm don't I. I just bought a lens......and I usually wait 4 months or so to save up and buy the next.....hmmmmm
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Autostitch does the job well and is free.
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