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02-17-2009, 09:34 PM   #31
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Look at the winder knob. Much more crisp at wider apertures with the 55*.

(and I own a 43 )

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And also try to read the wording on the face of the watch itself. You can see that it says RADIO CONTROLLED SAPPHIRE on the DA*55mm from f/1.8, def at f/2.8. Can't really see it on the FA43mm until f/5. Sharpness def goes to the DA*.
I can read it just fine in every picture from the 1st post. 55 is a bit clearer, I'll agree with that...
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I wonder how DA* 55mm f/1.4 will compare against Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 wide open..
02-17-2009, 11:54 PM   #34
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If they were at some stage, they are not anymore. It seems you have corrected the mistake?
The EXIF data for the 43mm shot says "Focal length: 43mm".
Yes I changed the wrong pic. They are now correct.


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I wonder how DA* 55mm f/1.4 will compare against Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 wide open..
Thats the point. I dont own the Nokton any more, but when I remember the right way the Nokton is a little smoother and more creamy. But I will check that next week when I meet a friend with his Nokton. I think the DA* lives more in the bokeh house of the FA43. Nokton is Nokton. I dont know any other lens that renders in the Nokton way.

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Two crops at 2.8:
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QuoteOriginally posted by Voe Quote
I wonder how DA* 55mm f/1.4 will compare against Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 wide open..
The Nokton renders stuff weirdly, but beautifully. The way it renders bokeh is an anomaly of the lens and considered to be a flaw, but it's what makes it darn awesome in my book. Dreamy, creamy, weird beautiful bokeh.

The 55 looks to be "just" an awesome bokeh machine, just like the Nikkor 85/1.4 is known to produce some of the best "normal" bokeh in the Nikkor lens lineup
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You can take all those pics outside in the pouring rain with the 55, but would you with 43
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Two crops at 2.8:

The second is sharper. Which one is that? The FA 43?

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The second is sharper. Which one is that? The FA 43?
The second one is sharper and the bokeh smoother, so it must be the DA* 55?
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The second one is sharper and the bokeh smoother, so it must be the DA* 55?
So far the order has been DA* 55, FA 43. In all comparisons. Perhaps this order still applies.
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So far the order has been DA* 55, FA 43. In all comparisons. Perhaps this order still applies.
I just checked the file names (rightclick with the mouse and then properties) and the first is the FA 43, the second the DA* 55. So I was right
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They're identical!

Just kidding

The second one is the DA* 55--I checked the file names.
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Hey, hey, here it is.

This could be the one the RML saves her pennies for.

Any chance we could see a shot *of* that lens on something K20-sized? I always have trouble gauging from catalog-type images.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Voe Quote
I wonder how DA* 55mm f/1.4 will compare against Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 wide open..
If you want to use AF, there is no comparison

I sold my Nokton because my style is too dependent on AF (the Nokton is a great lens though). So far the 55* is looking like a winner to me, and would slot nicely with 31/43/55/77 setup.
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I just checked the file names (rightclick with the mouse and then properties) and the first is the FA 43, the second the DA* 55. So I was right
You guys are too clever for me...

Yes the first is the 43. A very good lens, but imho the DA*55 is the better one.

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