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03-25-2009, 05:59 AM   #16
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have you compared with the Tamron 17-50 F2.8?
I have the DA*16-50 and the 50-135.

I'm thinking of either the Sig 30 1.4 / FA31 ltd as a digital fast 'normal'. (Am leaning towards the Sig 30/1.4 for the extra stop).

I simply want an FA77, no other expanation needed. :-)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Graham67 Quote
I have the DA*16-50 and the 50-135.

I'm thinking of either the Sig 30 1.4 / FA31 ltd as a digital fast 'normal'. (Am leaning towards the Sig 30/1.4 for the extra stop).

I simply want an FA77, no other expanation needed. :-)
its only half a stop
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The 30/1.4 is very soft at the edges. Its designed that way. Only sharp in the middle.
So if your after a short portrait lens, 30/1.4 is the way to go. Else take the 31/1.8
That's the first time I've seen crappy imaging from a lens described as a designed in feature.
03-25-2009, 07:51 AM   #19
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@Wheatfield, LOL!

@Graham67, did you consider the Sigma 28mm f/1.8 instead? I've read good things from owners, and from at least one owner of both. Check out the 3rd party lens review database here. There's more reviews of the two on slrgear.com and fredmiranda.com.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
That's the first time I've seen crappy imaging from a lens described as a designed in feature.
I'm pretty sure that it's not the first time I've seen the sacrifice of one aspect of IQ for the sake of another as a designed in feature, however.
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I'm pretty sure that it's not the first time I've seen the sacrifice of one aspect of IQ for the sake of another as a designed in feature, however.
In this case, what aspect of IQ are they gaining? Corner sharpness is a pretty big sacrifice, especially on what would be considered a normal focal length lens.
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In this case, what aspect of IQ are they gaining? Corner sharpness is a pretty big sacrifice, especially on what would be considered a normal focal length lens.
considering the price...
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considering the price...
the price is not aspect of IQ is it

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Well, there's the fantastic center sharpness, the extra bit of speed, the lower price I would count as something that is a compromise that may be involved... in any case, having used the Sigma 30mm quite a bit myself, even if it's not quite up to the 31mm in some respects (and how many lenses are?) it's still an excellent lens and if you want corner-to-corner sharpness more than you want f1.4, there are plenty of other choices.
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EEEEEEUUUUUUEEEEEEYYYYYYYYWWWWWWWWWWW

put that 31mm down from your body. that is simply not what it was intended for. Man and machine are not for combination.
What happens in my bedroom stays in my bedroom...
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It really is that good.
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