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03-24-2009, 11:05 AM   #1
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DA35 arrived and is...well...awesome

Just had my new DA35 f2.8 macro two days now and, its everything i wanted, and everything folks say it is.

I was walking around with 3 others, and found this lens is one that produces images that are colorful and seem to have that 3-D quality to them. Then we walked into an Italian restaurant and I took 2 of the shots below, my brother taking the 3rd. The color just pops out of these images, even if i don't always get the focus right where it should be :-)







I was set to buy the DA40, then switched to the DA35 at the last minute. They are both great lenses but the close focusing is what convinced me in exchange for the larger lens size of the DA-35. it focuses plenty fast in my experience and i like the FOV on the street. Reviewers say its a good walk-around lens which doesn't sound exciting - until you get to look at the pics.

Thanks for all the advice on this lens,

03-24-2009, 11:18 AM   #2
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Nice! Traded mine, but last week I decided I couldn't live without one any longer.
Did you now that you could lease your kidneys? Who knew?

Yes, those shots have a color and quality that pops and pleases. Good job.



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Ah yes. And 35mm is excellent for close portraits aswell.



And the obligatory 100% crop. (Realised that the 100% is not 100% but HERE IT IS 100%)

03-24-2009, 11:38 AM   #4
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I love mine (Thank you Jay!) but I realized that I don't use it enough! I have this tendency to focus on 1 lens at a time. I did so on the 40, 21 and now I'm using the DA70 90% of the time. Next week I'll use that 35 a whole lot more and play with macro

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Love it love it love it!
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The beauty of the DA35 is that it does so much more than just macro. In fact, I only use it for macro and close-up stuff about 25% of the time. The rest of the time I use it as a normal lens. It has pretty much kicked the Sigma 24-60 out of my bag, unless I'm shooting events or doing portrait/headshot work.
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Good choice! And itīs sure is a superb lens! Really unique and so razor sharp. And u gonna love macro.
Hereīs photo from mine 35mm ltd
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And, its just awesome walkaround lens!

03-24-2009, 01:37 PM   #9
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I agree, the DA35 Limited is an awesome lens. I wish I used mine more; however, now that spring is here, providing that we get nicer weather here, I anticipate using it a lot more.

I do find that I use my DA35 more for walking around as I really like the FoV on digital. When I do use it for a macro photo, it always impresses me at how sharp it is.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zewrak Quote
Ah yes. And 35mm is excellent for close portraits aswell.
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Z,
thanks for sharing the portraits, very well done and extremely sharp.
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Good choice! And itīs sure is a superb lens! Really unique and so razor sharp. And u gonna love macro.
Hereīs photo from mine 35mm ltd
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Exceptional image, one little focused drop, thanks for sharing!!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by philbaum Quote
Z,
thanks for sharing the portraits, very well done and extremely sharp.
Np. Just want to clearify that its not with a DA35, I just wanted to show what people tend to forget. 35mm on crop is great for portraits.
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