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02-04-2009, 12:44 PM   #1
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DA35 or FA43

I looked through the search function and couldnt find this comparison. I was wondering which would you use as your standard walk around prime. I currently us my 43 as my normal prime but was wondering about the DA35 as a compliment or alternative. Make sense? too close in focal length ? or just crazy LBA talking? pics and comparison wanted

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why not also think about the future and the FA35/2? Excellent lens.

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I had the FA 35 and wasnt overly impressed with it. I only bring up the DA because of its macro capacity
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I have the DA 40mm and the DA 35mm macro. I find the 35mm to be an excellent macro lens, but prefer the the 40mm for general walk-around use. But, the 35 goes in my bag for close work.

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hard to imagine anyone not impressed by the FA35? how come you didn't like it?
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I guess i never really gave it the time on the camera that is may have deserved to find out if I really liked it. The 43 just got more time of the mount so I decided to let the 35 go. I now look at the DA35 and like the macro capabilities of it and I am rethinking that particular focal length as a walk around/macro prime
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DA35 for walk-around and closeup, FA43 for low-light work. I can understand having both lenses, makes sense to me. Of course, I can justify *any* lens purchase, within the limitations of my wallet - and sometimes beyond!
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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
I guess i never really gave it the time on the camera that is may have deserved to find out if I really liked it. The 43 just got more time of the mount so I decided to let the 35 go. I now look at the DA35 and like the macro capabilities of it and I am rethinking that particular focal length as a walk around/macro prime
Do you still have that 35mm Tak in your signature? Might be worth it to try that focal length out for a day or so.

The DA 35mm is a great all-purpose lens: sharp, beautiful colours and nice bokeh (despite photozone's review), and it's nice to never run into that "too close to focus" blinking hexagon. But you might still prefer the 43 for day to day. I do!

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I have both of these Limiteds. I bought the DA35 specifically because it has closer focus than the FA43. I wasn't getting the use out of the 43mm.

But I have discovered that 35mm on digital is not wide enough to be a nice perspective for me; I prefer 28mm.

Since then, increasingly, I've been using the FA43 and living with the fact it has the best IQ of any lens on the planet.
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Do you still have that 35mm Tak in your signature? Might be worth it to try that focal length out for a day or so.

The DA 35mm is a great all-purpose lens: sharp, beautiful colours and nice bokeh (despite photozone's review), and it's nice to never run into that "too close to focus" blinking hexagon. But you might still prefer the 43 for day to day. I do!
I do have it and have been using it on my spottie but have not been using it alot on my DSLR will have to put it on for a few days to see how diffrent the FOV is on the digital instead of film
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