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08-18-2008, 08:05 AM   #1
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So my FA77 arrived

and this is what I have after an hour or so with it. Not quite as sharp at f/1.8 as i'd hoped but by 2.8 it's gorgeous. Contast and colour and "vibrancy"are just fantastic.

There are pretty much right from the camera and I was gentle with the sharpening ......
















08-18-2008, 08:37 AM   #2
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Congrats on the purchase! (The 77 is the next one on my list as the focal length seems to be one that best suits the "head shots" that I like to take.) Congrats again. I look forward to seeing the ongoing results!
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nice photos

i find wide open the lens is quite decent, it's more of a focusing issue for me to make sure that i target the correct target because of the thin depth of field

didn't you say you had a DA70 coming in?
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Yeah I sold the DA70. Too short and too slow, for whatever reason the 77 focal length really agrees with me on APS. That and at f/2.8 you're a stop down instead of near wide open.

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Ah yes, that's the lens! Nice isn't it?
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Congrats..I love this lens too! I'm still learning how to use it well as I'm not proficient on it's exposure needs (it's quite a bit different from my other lenses), but I love results that it gives.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Alfisti Quote
Yeah I sold the DA70. Too short and too slow, for whatever reason the 77 focal length really agrees with me on APS. That and at f/2.8 you're a stop down instead of near wide open.
Exactly...,

Very nice, so you gonna save up for its 2 siblings now?
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Sumptuous photos!

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Congrats..I love this lens too! I'm still learning how to use it well as I'm not proficient on it's exposure needs (it's quite a bit different from my other lenses), but I love results that it gives.

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You don't say, it's absolutely psycho. It needs a lot of positive exposure wide open but hardly any at f/2.5 then more again at f/3.2 then very little at f/4 and beyond. it's nutty.
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Exactly...,

Very nice, so you gonna save up for its 2 siblings now?
I have no real need for those lengths. I still like my zooms so the 77 is my "go-to" prime now.
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Welp, you've been able to discern more than I have thus far. I have to test shoot something then gauge whether I need more or less light all the time. It's a good thing I'm using this on a digital body, because I would have been pissed at my film prints thus far.

When you do nail the exposure though the pics are amazing.

I'm glad that it's not just me. Well...not glad that you are experiencing the nuttiness too... You know what I mean.

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P.S. The coffee cup shot and the jean jacket shots are great.
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Yeah I am glad aI have someone who knows what i mean too. it's just completely wild at various apetures. usually I need more positive exposure comp wide open but with this lens it just hops about the aperture range.
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