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07-24-2016, 03:49 PM   #1
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Am I crazy to think about selling my 35 Limited for a 24-70 Sigma?

Hey guys. I have a K-50 with the 18-55, 35 Limited, 50/1.8, 100/2.8 Macro, and 55-300 along with a Ricoh GR-ii. I have never been in love with my 35 Limited and the thought that a 24-70 would make event shooting easier appeals heavily to me. I mostly bought the 35 Limited for it's quality and macro functions, but with the 100/2.8 Macro it's rather redundant in some uses. I feel like the 24-70 would suit me better. I've honestly used the 35 Limited about 5 times and that's it.

Am I making the right decision to sell this or am I being silly?

07-24-2016, 03:57 PM   #2
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i would. 24-70 f2.8 is way more versatile. just do it.
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I guess it's time to find a buyer for my 35 Limited then eh?
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Selling a prime to get a zoom? Are you sure? 35 limited macro may well be one of the finest lenses Pentax has put out - but that's just my opinion. I think twice about doing that.

07-24-2016, 04:31 PM   #5
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The Sigma 24-70 is an excellent lens, so would be a good choice.

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If you have used the lens enough to know what it can do and you don't use it, I see no reason for keeping it. I have the 24-70 and I'm very pleased with it. It's certainly much bigger, heavier and costly compared to the 35 Limited, but it's also much more versatile. I'd sell the 35 Limited and invest in a lens that will get greater use.
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HD 35mm Limited was my first Limited lens. Brand new in the box from B&H, Christmas gift from my wife. I had craved that lens, along with the Sigma 70mm Macro, so badly. My wife said pick one, and I went for the 35. Never fell in love with the FL. Great lens on all fronts, but found myself looking for reasons to use it. I thought it would be great for flowers, but I had to get so close that I ran into shadow issues, and frankly, while it wasn't as "nice" of a lens, my Sigma 50mm EX DG Macro saw far more use, and the same quality results. Better APSC FL for me. I ended up trying the Sigma 70mm too, and while it was a stellar lens, the 100 WR was what I always ended up using. If you think the 24-70 is a good FL for you, I say go for it. Your 100mm should have you covered nicely for macro and long portrait.
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I recently sold my 35 Ltd and had some very good reasons.
- scaling back APS-C lenses to my DA* zooms
- didn't use it all that much
- have the FA 31 Ltd and now a Zeiss 35
- have the FA 50 macro, which is great for macro and product stuff...
But now every time I visit the Forum, there's this glowing review of the DA 35 Limited right there on the Home page!
I guess my advice is whatever you do, remember why you did it and don't look back

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No one is addressing the OP's question about his sanity. In the event that it is still in doubt, let me offer a tidbit that an old friend of mine used to say in similar moments:

There is a fine, thin line between genius and insanity; therefore, we are not insane. We are merely geniuses who have overstepped our bounds.

I hope this can be of some comfort, even to the photographically afflicted.

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Simply put - if you don't love it - don't keep it. Period.
07-25-2016, 04:52 AM   #11
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Bought one, thought I didn't want it, sold it. I regret that decision quite frequently. Is yours a silver HD, perchance?
07-25-2016, 05:49 AM   #12
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Haha you guys are the best. Think I'll keep the 35 limited and save for a K-3ii body.
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Just thinking practically, you should buy lenses you need and are going to use. If your financial position doesn't allow you to collect lenses that don't get used often, then by all means, sell something and get the right tool for the job.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
Simply put - if you don't love it - don't keep it. Period.
Exactly. Why keep it if you're not using it? Sell it and get something you'll use.
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I'd say you're crazy, but only because it sounds like you've hardly used it. I'd get to know it better before deciding to part with it.

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