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01-09-2009, 07:56 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by farfisa Quote
Yeah, I'm wondering where he was focusing--looks sharp at the very bottom edge of the frame.
That's where I was focusing to. At 1.4 the DOF is razor-thin, so there was no way to have the whole chair sharp at the distance I was shooting from.

01-09-2009, 08:31 PM   #47
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I am not Korean, I am not going to defend their pride But I took a picture of the same chair with my SMCP FA 50/1.4 2 minutes after taking this one, and it was not much different. CA were all over the place.

1.4 in that sun is gonna have some ca... sorry to hear the build quality is so cheap.

Still look forward to some pics

Have a good weekend.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote
1.4 in that sun is gonna have some ca... sorry to hear the build quality is so cheap.
It's not cheap, it is "mixed" - below the plastic cup with gold sticker it is very decent and on Sigma EX DG level. But the cup kills everything. If it would have been made of metal, the lens would have been a definitive keeper. Now I am simply afraid to crack the edge of the cup before I'm done with it. Perhaps an UV filter will help.

Will keep you guys posted.

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01-09-2009, 08:49 PM   #49
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they will show you no mercy here, Hexar.
Welcome to the forum Hexar. He is just kidding. This actually a pretty civil forum.

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Welcome to the forum Hexar. He is just kidding. This actually a pretty civil forum.

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Thank you, Steve! No worries, I am a big boy and can defend myself if necessary
01-10-2009, 12:51 AM   #51
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The cup of which you speak...

That is what is holding the Front elements? Does it move forward and back when focusing?
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I'm pretty careful with my lenses, so I'm more concerned with the IQ. How does the build quality compare with the FA-J lenses (these are about the bottom of what I consider acceptable)?
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That is what is holding the Front elements? Does it move forward and back when focusing?
No, it doesnt move, but the edge of the cup sticks out way above the front element and this edge is of plastic. I'll try to take a picture later today.

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It sounds to me like a metal screw-in hood would help a bit -- at least the frontmost edge would be metal and less likely to crack.
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My just completed review of this lens has been posted on this forum, click here...

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/46479-review-s...tml#post446820

Enjoy!
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My just completed review of this lens has been posted on this forum, click here...

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/46479-review-s...tml#post446820

Enjoy!

Where did you get this lens? And , if I may ask, how much did you have to pay for it? I am very interested if it isn't too expensive...
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My just completed review of this lens
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Just wanted to thank you for all the work you put in on this, and your wallet for collecting so many of them...you made my wallet unhappy though

In your review, you mentioned the 77/1.8 and 85/1.4 are for different applications. What did you mean by that?
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