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03-23-2009, 09:30 PM   #91
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Some more photos with the DA70







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Since my official excuse for getting this lens was to shoot a jazz festival this past weekend, I thought I'd post some images - mostly wide open at around 1/30" with K200D at ISO 1600:













Here's the Zenfolio gallery with more shots from the weekend (with an assortment of lenses):

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The 70mm rocks!! Although I have to admit I'm finding it a little weird to use. But I guess I just have to get used to it:





I was going nature-strobist on this photoshoot... the sun became my strobe!
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What makes it feel weird? I've been making an effort to get out with the 85mm and I'm finding it quite comfortable for stepping away from the subject and not having them feel like they are being watched

What's your Flickr link? I'd like to see the full size image for the doggie!

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The 70mm rocks!! Although I have to admit I'm finding it a little weird to use. But I guess I just have to get used to it:



I was going nature-strobist on this photoshoot... the sun became my strobe!


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I think I'm just very used to wide angle to mid-tele range, but not full tele range. I'm used to 135mm and 200mm on digital as tell, so 70mm is a bit odd for me. just a personal thing

In my mind, the 70mm feels like a longer 50mm.... if that makes any sense.
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This thread got me in the nerves and bought one already!
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More photos with my DA70:



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QuoteOriginally posted by dugrant153 Quote
I think I'm just very used to wide angle to mid-tele range, but not full tele range. I'm used to 135mm and 200mm on digital as tell, so 70mm is a bit odd for me. just a personal thing

In my mind, the 70mm feels like a longer 50mm.... if that makes any sense.
I understand. It is effectively a medium telephoto 105mm lens. Takes some getting used to. I rarely shoot long as well. Great for portraits and in studio full shots as well. Not great for close quarter interiors.

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Just picked up my used copy (compliments of kibipod) on a trip south of the border yesterday to take the kids to the zoo.

Knowing it was going to be full of screaming kids and pushy adults, I didn't bother taking a full kit and took it as an opportunity to put the DA 70mm through its paces. Already, I can tell this is definitely a jewel of a lens to have as it's sharp, contrasty, focuses reasonably fast, and just has some eye-popping results.

It's a little long for interior (unless you like to have cropped face shots), short for outdoors (if you are trying to reach that animal shot that only a 300mm will really reach), but for everything else, it's perfect!

Still processing shots, have some hit and misses, but when you get them right, holy god this is a fantastic lens (click for checking out the full size pics).

#1: F2.4 @ 1/1600 @ ISO 100
#2: F2.8 @ 1/60 @ ISO 100

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Yes, I quite like the lens

Now if I could only open up to 1.8 or 1.4 on this puppy, I'd be ecstatic!

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I've got one too, I've got one too!!! It's too early to show photos, but I've got one too, it came today!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rense Quote
I've got one too, I've got one too!!! It's too early to show photos, but I've got one too, it came today!!
Congratulations Looking forward to your photos

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Thanks!

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Congratulations Looking forward to your photos

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Me too!!!!!
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One of the first shots with my 'new' Da 70. It's my first non-manual.....

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