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03-26-2007, 07:30 PM   #16
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That is a beautiful image SlipChuck...Bravo!

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thank you very much, Ben!

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hi,haveyou try with a old pentax 28mm?

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hi,haveyou try with a old pentax 28mm?
that is one great shot!
how do you find it as far as sharpness?


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I use two..

Until I get either the 77mm limited, or an 85mm of some type as my main portrait lens, I've been using my 50mm f/1.7, and (until it broke), the Sigma 24-135mm zoom. I now use the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 when I need to do portraiture that requires less "in the face" as the 50mm tends to give you.

Unfortunately, the K10D purchase means putting off the purchase of a 77/85/etc. prime until *NEXT* year now.. so hopefully the Tamron and 50mm combo can continue to perform.
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I used Fa 31 43 for protraits.

Still waiting for Fa 85 f1.4 to arrive It would be fun to test it out
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I used Fa 31 43 for protraits.

Still waiting for Fa 85 f1.4 to arrive It would be fun to test it out
I am very jealous

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I've got to say the 31 1.8 and the 85 1.4 are great. The 85 is great for one person full length if you have the room. I use the 31 for groups quite abit.

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Thanks guys for all of the input. I did buy the Sigma 28-70 F/2.8 EX but not sure if I don't want something a little longer. I got an old version, still new with extended warranty, of this lens and it's completely reverse as the zoom goes from the current line up. At 70mm, the lens is complete in, shortest. 28mm it extends out about 1". Wonder why Sigma changed it?

Anyways, it's not the DG but most of my shots I've posted here over the last week have all been from it and I've seen no notice of ghosting or color problems. Maybe I got a REALLY good one!!!

Thanks again for the input and please feel free to keep posting as I'm not positive on the lens yet.
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If I was shooting digital I would buy the 70mm limited in a heartbeat (105mm on digital - totally awesome) - this is a great all-around focal length for portraits. A SCM K 55/1.8 would also be a good choice on digital (CHEAP, almost 85mm on digital and a little soft wide open - perfect for portraits). I shoot all film and tend to use an 85mm and a 105mm for most portrait type shots. For me, 135mm has always seemed a bit long for indoor portraits but outside they are great. That being said you can make great portraits with anything from a wide angle to a long telephoto - be creative.
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QuoteOriginally posted by slipchuck Quote
I just picked up a Pentax SMC M 50mm 1.4 lens and I think it is a great portrait lens.
I realize a zoom would be more convenient, but I just walk up closer or get back further to make up for it.

here is an example:

Very nice!
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Very nice!
Thank you Nancy

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