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11-25-2008, 12:42 PM   #31
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I had the DA70 and although I have the FA77 now, the DA70 is spectacular in its own right. So small and compact, and yet deliver such contrast and sharp edge-to-edge images at wide-open.

Here it is at F5.6 and 100% cropped:

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What has suprised me is how useful it is as a general purpose and landscape lens:
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11-26-2008, 01:48 AM   #33
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What has suprised me is how useful it is as a general purpose and landscape lens:
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I LOVE these images..Awesome, really!!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by GaryM Quote
What has suprised me is how useful it is as a general purpose and landscape lens:
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I love the third one of the storefront.

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I was going ot get a new TV next year after the holiday season, but I may have to get that lens before the TV....
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Lenses>TV

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11-26-2008, 11:52 PM   #37
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here's a quick grab shot I took in the morning of my wife, just available light in from the window, no sharpening or PP, although it could benefit from some. this is just to show the natural rendering and pleasing contrast of the lens by itself...




QuoteOriginally posted by leeak Quote
I had the DA70 and although I have the FA77 now, the DA70 is spectacular in its own right. So small and compact, and yet deliver such contrast and sharp edge-to-edge images at wide-open.

Here it is at F5.6 and 100% cropped:
nice!

QuoteOriginally posted by GaryM Quote
What has suprised me is how useful it is as a general purpose and landscape lens:
nice!
11-26-2008, 11:59 PM   #38
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San Diego certainly is beautiful in the mornings

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San Diego certainly is beautiful in the mornings
Ha, yes, (i'll pass that along)

but actually that's in our Toronto apartment (Deer Park) up on the 11th floor so it gets a lot of light....
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Those flower shots are amazing...The colors and contrast look more like a Leica lens.

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Me Too!

Shelf Fungi w/ Snow.

Could not afford an FA 77 Ltd, so waited and took the plunge with a DA 70. What's there NOT to love about it?

K20D w/DA 70 Ltd
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This is a bad, bad, thread (along with the one on the 21) for me to be looking at--gorgeous pics! Unfortunately, I don't have a money tree growing in the backyard, so I can't fufill my desire for either one of these fine lenses right now.

So it goes...
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12-06-2008, 09:42 PM   #43
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I just added a 21mm ltd so the 70mm or 77 will have to wait.
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On my K20D the 21 Ltd is a totally new lens. It seems like it was made for it. I used to have problems with the 21 on my K10D, but that is no longer the case with the K20D.

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QuoteOriginally posted by benjikan Quote
On my K20D the 21 Ltd is a totally new lens. It seems like it was made for it. I used to have problems with the 21 on my K10D, but that is no longer the case with the K20D.

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I have friends that had little problems with some lenses on the K10D and just magically disappeared when used with the K20D. Glad you're loving it, Ben.

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