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01-02-2009, 04:05 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by avian Quote
Sean those first two photos are fantastic.
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Wooo hooo! Another model rail road guy and one that does 0 gauge stuff!
Thanks guys! I'm not really a model railroad guy, just a passing interest. That shot was taken at a local model RR show. Its the best one out of about a dozen shots that I took trucking (not panning) the camera in parallel with the locomotive. I was very pleased that I managed to get one which came out that well.

01-02-2009, 05:24 PM   #17
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For samples...

...from everyday life, go to my Photo-Journal (below). The DA 35 Limited is my "short" walk-around lens. Use the keyword search and you should find 47 examples of its use in a variety of settings.

Beware... the quality of the images vary , but you should be able to get an idea of its versatility.

BTW: I love it!

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01-02-2009, 06:23 PM   #18
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A lot of people posted nice examples of the DA 35 and 31mm limited in
This Thread (link).

Here are a couple more snaps from the Da 35:





01-02-2009, 07:31 PM   #19
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so bottom line (and I know I will not get a straight answer here)
but for a "normal" lens for street and indoor that will stay on my camera?

DA 35?

FA 35?

FA 31?

I can pay the money for the 31 just want to know that its worth it...
I bought the 35ltd right when it came out. It isn't a perfect lens, but it is on the body a lot. I recently picked up a 31 (after buying a 43 and already owning a 77), and ended up returning the 31. For me, it just didn't crush the 35, and given the similar FOV I couldn't rationalize keeping both. As stated above the 35 has advantages of quick shift and very close focus. The bokeh is pretty good (that's where the 31 wins), but surprisingly it holds it's own in other respects. The 35ltd is a very flexible lens, and is about half the weight of the 31ltd if that is important to you (it is to me for a walkaround setup).

Here is a *very* unscientific test of the 31, 35 and 43 lenses (http://nostatic.com/photos/lensTest2/). Just snapping away, but trying to stay roughly similar lighting and shooting positions. The 31 and 35 have a slightly different look to them. The 31 is faster which helps, but the 35 has the quick shift and close focus. 31 has better build quality and gets more oohs/ahhs from people. Just depends on what is important to you.

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I certainly have no complaints with my FA35 f2.0. Fairly inexpensive and super sharp.

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Sorry if I posted these too many times before :-s
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I have a bunch of DA35 samples posted in this thread: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/43019-da35-limited-few-early-shots.html
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Everything in here appart from a bird is shot with the DA 35 macro ltd

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The last one i got in 200x50 cm print on my wall (its 17000x4000 panorama)

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Damn I love that lens. I just need some spare time to use it more...











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Rawr! I just ordered this lens instead of 31mm or 43mm ltd. I figured out that this would be the ideal walkaround lens what I would use in a typical forest situation, allowing also for closeup when the need arises. Not buying the 31ltd surely saves some $$ which I will use for the coming da55 1.4 SDM lens.
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Nice work there Melander... I'd love to see that pano full size.
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Just got the lens today. Here's a test shot in a dim light:


Another (that subject didn't last long though):
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