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01-18-2017, 04:40 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by hadi Quote
rokinon 14mm 2.8
pentax 24-70mm 2.8
pentax fa 50mm 1.4
rokinon 85mm 1.4
pentax 100mm wr 2.8
tamron 70-200 2.8
pentax 18-135mm
Should you? Well, if you offered ALL of those lenses in trade for my FA77, I'd turn you down.

(OK, yes, I could sell the 24-70, repurchase the FA77, pocket the change and still have
a bunch of extra lenses. On second thought, I'll trade my FA77, but only for ALL your lenses.)

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QuoteOriginally posted by hadi Quote

will i notice a big difference between this and the tamron 70-200, or the rokinon 85mm in terms of the image quality?

so....should i? do i 'need' this lens?
Not having a huge thing sticking out and autofocus at the same time will make a difference in your enjoyment of shooting. Why don't you get the DA77 and then you can sell the rokinon to offset a fraction of the cost.
Let's not forget that most of us do photography for fun, and if you do, that should be your main criterion...
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And a silver copy looks damn sexy on the K1.
My black version appears to be a superb copy, MIJ, low serial number, but I'd be willing to trade it for a silver copy without blinking.

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I would have got just the FA77 instead of the DA15, 21 and 70.
The 15 and 21 have something special going for them (SMC versions). They create the most beautiful starbursts in the industry. I've looked for a full frame equivalent for my 21, especially for this application, and have not been able to find any worthwhile replacement.
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The very best way to experience Pentax is with the FA77.
You must own this lens.

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77 then 31 ... these two are just the best
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77 then 31 ... these two are just the best
...said the LBA
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I think i may back off this lens for now. The few posters here are right, that it is an overlap between a few different lenses i already have. The the rendering can be altered post process too. Im sure it is a great lens, but overlapping has little purpose :s

I can afford the lens, easy. But im not really looking to collect lenses that are being repeated/overlapped. And where i am, the pentax market is rather small, so selling it in person is rather cumbersom :-/
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QuoteOriginally posted by hadi Quote
The few posters here are right, that it is an overlap between a few different lenses i already have
only in focal length...

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QuoteOriginally posted by hadi Quote
the rendering can be altered post process too
You can't make any lens look like any other. Otherwise we'd all purchase 50-200mm and be done with it
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QuoteOriginally posted by hadi Quote
I think i may back off this lens for now. The few posters here are right, that it is an overlap between a few different lenses i already have. The the rendering can be altered post process too. Im sure it is a great lens, but overlapping has little purpose.../
+1. The FA77 is a fine lens, but you already have a 70-200, 85, and 100 that can do portraits. There's nothing wrong with saving your money.

If you want to develop a consistent style for your portraits, try to stick with a specific lens, then develop your processing technique around the character of that lens..

Alternatively, you might want different styles for different subjects. A portrait of a 20 year old might look nice with soft focus to hide minor blemishes. A portrait of a 70 year old might look like an awful blur if softened enough to hide all the wrinkles; the DFA 100 could work well to show every fine wrinkle. YMMV.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bdery Quote
You can't make any lens look like any other. Otherwise we'd all purchase 50-200mm and be done with it
No truer words were ever spoken. I can't believe how times I hear people brag about how perfect their $50 or $100 lens is and how silly the rest of us must be spending upwards of $1,000 or more on an FA limited or the like. They don't understand you get what you pay for.
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No truer words were ever spoken. I can't believe how times I hear people brag about how perfect their $50 or $100 lens is and how silly the rest of us must be spending upwards of $1,000 or more on an FA limited or the like. They don't understand you get what you pay for.
Not exactly. A $5000 lens is not necessarily 10 times better than a $500 lens. Law of diminishing returns.
But no, it's difficult to find a $50 lens that will rival 77mm Ltd
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But no, it's difficult to find a $50 lens that will rival 77mm Ltd
Oops. Misread your post

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
The 77 is a special lens. It renders skin tones in a way few others do, is sharp enough but not 'pores like the surface of the moon' sharp and on K-1 is an admirable stand-in for an 85. You can't go wrong and you won't feel you're double covering the short end of the 70-200.

That doesn't mean you should - it's just observations.
Agreed. I rented a Zeiss Batis 85mm/1.8 for my A7R to try it out. It is possibly the sharpest glass I've used. At F/1.8 you can count eyebrow hairs--terrific landscape lens. However, at the end of the day, the FA77 wins hands down for portraits. It resolves beautifully without those moon craters.
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Used to be my favorite lens until I got the FA 85 f1.4 for my portraiture. The 77 is a fantastic piece of glass. 3 pages worth of samples:

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