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04-27-2018, 04:34 AM - 2 Likes   #31

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I actually think that FA 43 has very strong character, unlike DA*55 which is really balanced lens, and it really takes care of skintones well. FA 43 is more rough.

here is funky bokeh of 43

Little stopped down it can be nice too

and great also for portraits like this..

But DA*55 really stands out as portraits lens
(old one on K-7)

W/O with K-3

and ofcourse that shallow Dof with FF

with FA 43 this would not be as good, because ability to focus closer and wider aperture..

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04-27-2018, 06:17 AM   #32
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Very helpful comments, thank you.
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I love my DA 55 *. On crop it wouldn’t be a contest especially since you have a 40. Go with the DA 55 it is a sharp lens even wide open... Almost scary sharp stopped down to F2. I find it mounted on my K3 II for weeks at a time.
04-28-2018, 06:10 AM   #34
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
Nice pics, Wstruth ... I understand the FA43 comes into its own on the K-1, because Hirakawa designed it around the diagonal of 35mm.
Thanks Clackers, I really do like the 43 on my K-1 though, in many ways it's a match made in heaven.


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