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02-26-2009, 08:06 AM   #16
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Ok, let's run through one more old debate for my benefit:

If I can get the DA 35mm Ltd. Macro for ~$150 more... wouldn't that be the more prudent route?

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Only if you feel the additional 5mm wide view and macro are something you would need.

Otherwise, the 40mm is darn small and looks really nice on the bodies.
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QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
Ok, let's run through one more old debate for my benefit:

If I can get the DA 35mm Ltd. Macro for ~$150 more... wouldn't that be the more prudent route?
Well if you're considering other lenses, then you could also consider the FA 35/2 for ~$85 more than the DA 40, and get a wider focal length and faster lens. I love both the FA 35/2 and DA 40/2.8, and would have a tough time giving either of them up. Bear in mind, you can get the DA 40 from Prodigital on ebay for about $215 shipped to the US right now. That is a real bargain imho.
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D'oh, just bought the 35mm Ltd.

Couldn't pass up that price.

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Several weeks ago I purchased an FA50/1.4 here on the forums and was absolutely floored by the quality. Then a DA40 came up for sale shortly after, which I promptly purchased. The DA40 is one heck of a sharp lens and renders MUCH more naturally than any lens in my collection. As for other image parameters, I haven't used them long enough to judge. My gut tells me that the DA40 is better right across the frame but I have yet to quantify that.

In our case, my wife has a K-m so having two lenses so close is a no-brainer. And I get to play with them both, as much as I want

Anyway, each lens has its own character (which I have yet to explore) so they would be suitable in different circumstances.

Doesn't really clear that up now does it lol.

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