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03-01-2009, 12:58 PM   #16
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The FA77 is a special lens. Just buy it.

03-01-2009, 01:50 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by kcmadr

5. It's a bottle of perfect Scotch you can drink forever.

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Mike, excellent analogy!


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That is a beautiful analogy...

I would love to borrow a portion of it for describing my Helios 44M... with your permission of course
"It's a bottle of cheap Russian Vodka that gets you perfectly drunk"
03-01-2009, 01:55 PM   #18
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The FA77 is a wonderful lens, and just feels good to hold. Well built, and just a nice piece of craftsmanship. I'm probably the only idiot here that sold his.

Yeah, I had the FA77 and the DA*50-135, and I found that I was too lazy to switch to the FA77 and instead just used the DA*50-135. So, I sold the FA77 to a good home.

Note, I'm not saying the 50-135 is better (or as good as) the 77 Ltd, but for my purposes, the 50-135 was good enough that I just wasn't using the 77 Ltd enough.

Still, I'd say you need that 77 Ltd.
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There are way too many seller's remorse regarding Fa 77mm ltd...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote
Originally Posted by kcmadr

5. It's a bottle of perfect Scotch you can drink forever.

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That is a beautiful analogy...

I would love to borrow a portion of it for describing my Helios 44M... with your permission of course
"It's a bottle of cheap Russian Vodka that gets you perfectly drunk"

With absolutely no hangover!


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03-01-2009, 10:38 PM   #21
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
Mike, excellent analogy!


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And for your viewing pleasure, an absolutely unedited and unprocessed shot taken tonight with the 77mm Limited @ f2.4, 1/90s, camera flash, hand held, standing on a chair, and most definitely not drunk.

-Mike

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Will you guys stop this? ....I have spent all my camera budget but this is the lens that I still want besides FA* 85/1.4 sigh

I knew I shouldn't even read this thread
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Here are my recent Fa 77 ltd shots









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Well... I was waiting somebody would say: 'No, you shouldnt buy it, wait for (whatever)' but now I see everybody agree on the purchase...

I think I could not ressist thanks god that my girlfriend is very understanding

Last picture is awesome... great action and colors, one can almost hear it!!
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But you know what? that was my last lens purchase... LBA wont affect me anymore...



:ugh:



hopefully...



:ugh: not before christmas, please
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There is no right and wrong with the choice between Da* 50-135 and Fa 77 ltd. After all, choose what you will use for your application of photography
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Then you also MUST have FA 31mm
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Then you also MUST have FA 31mm
I hope I have enough with my FA 35mm... :ugh:
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I have the FA*85 f1.4 - an absolutely glorious piece of glass.

Do I need the FA 77? I guess not
Do I want the FA 77? Too bloody right I do

I own both now....the 77 is the out and about lens while the 85 I use for indoors.

Same situation arises after buying the 77.....

I have already the FA28, FA35 and DA*16-50

Do I need the FA 31? Not really
Do I want the FA 31? Bites the hand off the man from SRS

So.... Yes, you do want the FA 77, and treat yourself to a nice bottle of whiskey (Penderyn is my nomination) as well
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Great pic; do you think you could draw out nearly the level of DOF with the DA 70mm wide open?

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Here are my recent Fa 77 ltd shots

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