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02-13-2009, 07:48 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
Fa 31mm ltd is such a well built lens. Masterpiece construction. So unique looking and classic.
couldn't agree more here, I just wish my copy was black but I guess I'll manage to live with the silver one

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The DA 40 is such a good, cheap (ish) lens, that if you're going to pick a work-horse that you're not going to pamper, it's a good pick!

I'd 'sold' my DA 40 and things didn't work out, so I still have it a week later. But now I've changed my attitude towards it. It's my new body cap. I can fit the K20D in my winter coat pocket with the DA 40 on and the snub-nose metal cap and not worry about it. Chances are, it'll make it out a lot more. Might not be so pretty in a few years though!
well siad. For the price, DA 40 punches well above it's weight. And the portability of this lens is as stunning factor as the pictures it delivers...

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The build quality of my DA35 Limited is very very nice. It reminds me of my M and A series lenses.
02-13-2009, 10:32 PM   #33
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So are the DAs smaller in size because they lack the speed (ie. more speed = more mechanical issues = more size) or because they are designed for the APC-S sensor so they can make it shorter?
By speed they mean they have a larger aperture- compare FA 77 at f/1.8 vs DA 70 at f/2.4. That's roughly an extra stop of light to use when you need the low light capability. To get the larger aperture, they have to have larger openings, which means more glass.
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Speed means, all else being equal:
  • a smaller depth of field for creative use
  • more light in the viewfinder at all apertures
  • potentially more accurate autofocus
  • easier manual focus
  • better IQ at larger apertures


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