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02-27-2009, 12:41 PM   #1
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Just bought DA* 55/1.4 SDM

Hi everybody,
I just bought the new DA* 55/1.4 SDM,
tried it a little this afternoon on portraits and first impressions are :
- very good contrast (much better than FA50)
- sharp even wide open (much much better than FA50)
- popping colours
- strong backfocus on my k20d (but corrected easily via the menu)
- quiet SDM AF
- very precise AF
- seems very well built
- bokeh blurs nice to my eyes.

Colours and general feeling of seems like 77 limited and some zeiss and rollei lenses.

02-27-2009, 12:45 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new toy!

And help the cause and post some great shots!!
02-27-2009, 12:50 PM   #3
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hows the AF speed?
02-27-2009, 12:55 PM   #4
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AF doesn't seem very fast, but fast enough for what I shoot and precise. I will shoot circus in some weeks, will see how it reacts there.
I will make some shots tomorrow, will post if some are interessant to see the rendering of the lens (won't post portraits because I don't want to see portraits of my entourage floating on the internet).

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