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03-11-2009, 07:04 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by pexi85 Quote
You´re not alone I have 35mm ltd also, and im thinking the next lenses.
I think i go with 70mm ltd, and also buy 21mm ltd(or 10-20mm sigma)
In here Finland they both cost as much as one 77ltd?! Cheapiest 77mm is about 800-900€!
Damn i hate these prices
But i suggest u to keep your 35mm, its just so good and it also have macro abilities. Best lens i have had!
I think I will get the DA70LTD, but hold off on the DA21LTD until the DA15LTD comes out and gets tested/reviewed, a smidge slower but a whole lot wider. Besides, I like the spacing of 15/35/70 better.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Buddha Jones Quote
Damn this thread, it's as if the lens gods are peeping into my head. I am shooting a wedding, sort of, at the end of this year and was wanting to be just super light weight. I was going to take the DA35LTD and buy the DA70LTD to compliment it. But I was thinking of maybe selling the DA35LTD and get the FA31/77LTD. Honestly I am such a lens whore I want all four, but I just don't see that in the works unless I have an outstanding year. But it would be cheaper to get the DA70LTD first... ugh, I just can't decide.
Go for the DA 70mm ltd Buddha Jones.. You lens whore.. Then you can have all 5 DA ltd's.. OK not as fast as the FA ltd's.. But way more variety.. Thats what I want in my Bedroom (:
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I've been following this thread for over a week and I still haven't seen any side-by-side pictures of the two lenses...
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I've been following this thread for over a week and I still haven't seen any side-by-side pictures of the two lenses...
Aside from the one on page 1 of the thread?

BTW, although that picture shows that the difference will hoods on and everything fully extended isn't very great, I think the 70 retracts more, and of course, with hoods off, the difference is probably more striking (not that I've seen them side by side). The 77 is hardly a "large" lens, but it *is* twice the weight of the 70.

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Having just purchased the DA70, I can say it's a VERY light lens. Just a tad lighter than my very mini DA40 Limited.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sean Nelson Quote
I've been following this thread for over a week and I still haven't seen any side-by-side pictures of the two lenses...
QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
Aside from the one on page 1 of the thread?
D*mn, how in heck did I miss that?!? You know, I actually went through every page of the thread before making that post and I'm completely baffled as to why I didn't see it.

I must be losing it...
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Just to confirm with DA 70 owners, the 49mm filter is the end of the lens fully extended and the hood screwed onto the filter, right? Fully retracted, I'm assuming the filter retracts in as close as the focusing ring?

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Not taken by me, but someone else:
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QuoteOriginally posted by legacyb4 Quote
Just to confirm with DA 70 owners, the 49mm filter is the end of the lens fully extended and the hood screwed onto the filter, right? Fully retracted, I'm assuming the filter retracts in as close as the focusing ring?
actually, for the DA70, the lens hood is a screw-on type that pulls out. So it's like a separate attachment. Because the end of the lens hood is slightly beveled, there is no area to screw in any type of filter.

The 49mm filter would attach to the lens first, then the pull-out hood on top of that:

K20D -> DA70 lens -> (49mm filter) -> Pullout hood

Hope that makes sense

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QuoteOriginally posted by dugrant153 Quote
Having just purchased the DA70, I can say it's a VERY light lens. Just a tad lighter than my very mini DA40 Limited.
You mean heavier?
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as i was robbed in a trip in brazil and los my loved 50 1,7, i have planned to re buy a fifty and add more lenses.
i have only zoom now and a sigma 105. i want to take some primes
what do you suggest?

first idea

77 1,9
55 1,4
40 2,8

70 2,4
55 1,4
35 2,8

70 2,4
55 1,4
43 1,9

maybe i'll add the 15 before going thailand so i can use four primes only and take also the 50-135

thanks for the suggestion
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QuoteOriginally posted by benjikan Quote
You mean heavier?
Oops! Yup, you're right. It's just a tad heavier than the DA40 Limited.

But it's still an extremely light lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jonny1986 Quote
as i was robbed in a trip in brazil and los my loved 50 1,7, i have planned to re buy a fifty and add more lenses.
i have only zoom now and a sigma 105. i want to take some primes
what do you suggest?

first idea

77 1,9
55 1,4
40 2,8

70 2,4
55 1,4
35 2,8

70 2,4
55 1,4
43 1,9

maybe i'll add the 15 before going thailand so i can use four primes only and take also the 50-135

thanks for the suggestion
Have you considered the DA21mm?

I'd probably go with the the third set: 43/55/70. And then I'd add the DA21.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jonny1986 Quote
as i was robbed in a trip in brazil and los my loved 50 1,7, i have planned to re buy a fifty and add more lenses.
i have only zoom now and a sigma 105. i want to take some primes
what do you suggest?

first idea

77 1,9
55 1,4
40 2,8

70 2,4
55 1,4
35 2,8

70 2,4
55 1,4
43 1,9

maybe i'll add the 15 before going thailand so i can use four primes only and take also the 50-135

thanks for the suggestion
Since you are basing the set around the 55/1.4, I would go for the biggest spread:

77/1.8
55/1.4
35/2.8

The focal-length
from 55 -> 77 = 1.4x
from 35 -> 55 = 1.6x

The 35 is really small and useful lens. Not as small as the 40/2.8, but easy to manual-focus and has 1:1 macro.
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Depending on your shooting style and preferences, I'd spread the gap more and go with:

21 3.2
40/43/50 (pick your poison)
70/77/85 (again, pick your poison)

if you were sticking with Pentax and wanted to have a set that provides you with distinct look and feel for your shots.

QuoteOriginally posted by jonny1986 Quote
as i was robbed in a trip in brazil and los my loved 50 1,7, i have planned to re buy a fifty and add more lenses.
i have only zoom now and a sigma 105. i want to take some primes
what do you suggest?
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took these on my first few days out. havent really been able to test it out too much but im liking 77mm a lot. there is cyan fringing . it's not too bad tho. I love the way you can blow out the background tho. pics taken at f2.0 and f1.8. im still intrigued by the DA70mm tho cause of all the nice pictures.

on the k-m/k2000 the AF isnt bad at all. its on par with the other FA. maybe it has a slightly better low light lock than the older bodies? if it can't lock it just goes from close to infinity and stops and says no lock.

if the 70mm can blow out the backgrounds as nicely i might have to trade tho...



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