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04-10-2009, 02:43 AM   #1
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1st walk around with the 70mm LTD

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My 70mm LTD arrived yestereday and I went out today with it and only it.... and boy did i wish i had the 40mm LTD. I prefer that focal length but I want to learn how to use the 70mm too. Also it was crowded and i would have preferred the small 40. Having said all of that it is a great lens. I did shoot mostly towards the 'open' end as i am paranoid about front/back focus due to bad copy i first had of the 40. I am happy to say that my 70 has no such issues. It is a little tricky using this wide open in low light but it's nice to have the option of using it if you need it. All in all i am very please with the lens and averagely pleased with my performance in shooting with it. Once again i had the wife and kids in tow so most shots are done on the run..... and most of the best ones are of the kids (who I don't wish to plaster all over the www).

Anyway here are some samples:

F/2.4


F/2.4


F/2.4


F/8


F/8


F/4.5


F/4.5


F/4.5


F/4.5


F/4.5



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04-10-2009, 03:55 AM   #2
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Nice lens ain't it? I had a bit of a hard time too adjusting to a telephoto focal length, but now I use it a lot for my photos
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It sure is a nice lens. AF is pretty snappy, and the images have great colour and contrast. It is just a bit weird having to shoot from a distance. I am so accustomed to getting super close with the 40, 50 or fisheye that i seem so far removed using the 70. I'm sure i'll get used to it. Recently picked up a smc tak 135 too. Now that will feel removed!

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04-10-2009, 04:37 AM   #4
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nice lens, I hope you'll enjoy it. Good to hear you have a good copy. Afte all the trouble wiht DA40 you deserved it. Now you've added wood to my LBA fire...

PS: I believ 70 would make great lens for picking people in crowded places. That sort of thing I've doing with my Sigma 105 recently and I love it. Of course 70 would let you be much more discrete.

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Got the same problem adjusting to its focal length too. In my recent trip to SAGADA Philippines, I used it 85% of all my shots.. So far am loving it..
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I'd say the whole point of a focal length like 70mm is when you *aren't* super close to the action - like when shooting strangers - or else want a closeup head-and-shoulders-only view of someone you can be close to (similarly for inaminamte objects). If you're expecting to get close to someone/something but still hope to show the whole person/situation, the 70 is definitely no that lens. Then again, neither is the 40, really. I use a 28 when I want to capture more of the scene, and others prefer the 21. But 40 is a great compromise betwene these two extremes, which is what makes it so versatile for me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
I'd say the whole point of a focal length like 70mm is when you *aren't* super close to the action - like when shooting strangers - or else want a closeup head-and-shoulders-only view of someone you can be close to (similarly for inaminamte objects). If you're expecting to get close to someone/something but still hope to show the whole person/situation, the 70 is definitely no that lens. Then again, neither is the 40, really. I use a 28 when I want to capture more of the scene, and others prefer the 21. But 40 is a great compromise betwene these two extremes, which is what makes it so versatile for me.
agreed there. 40 is really one lens kit at it's best IMHO. Not too wide, not too short, not too long, decently fast. It makes it perfect lens for those days when you don't know if there will be anything worth taking picture of or you're just not bothered to lug around big kit...

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04-10-2009, 11:03 AM   #8
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Very nice

For someone struggling on their first walk about with the DA 70... These look really good...

Now you got me wanting it...

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Goddamn, someone sell me one of these already!

edit: hmm, just noticed there are 2 available on eBay for $382 after MS Live.com cashback.

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I really need to stop clicking these DA70 threads. Another lens I don't need....just like the DA35 and the 10-17 and the 12-24 and the FA50 Macro and.....
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It's been a long time since I was at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

I love the sharpness of the DA70 and those pics really show it off.

Very tempted to get that lens over the FA77 but the bokeh and speed just keep calling to me.......
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hahahaha........ someone from Denver picked up the fact they are from the Sydney Easter Show.

Agreed with above about the 40mm. It's definitely my favorite. Played with it some more today.... and sat back a bit (further away). It sure is noce to get that super sharpness from further away. Damn this and the 40 are sharp. It might even annoy me one day

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great shots.
i'm really considering getting this lens.....but part of me still wants the FA 77.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonMexico Quote
great shots.
i'm really considering getting this lens.....but part of me still wants the FA 77.
Just get the 70mm ltd, you can also get 21mm ltd at same price that one 77mm tld. I dont say 77mm is bad, i would give anything to get 1, but its more usefull to get 21mm&70mm at same price that 77mm.
Im gonna buy my own 70mm&21mm next month. And after those 12-24mm.. Aaaa my wife is gonna be mad to me Well, punch of roses will settle her down
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QuoteOriginally posted by pexi85 Quote
Just get the 70mm ltd, you can also get 21mm ltd at same price that one 77mm tld. I dont say 77mm is bad, i would give anything to get 1, but its more usefull to get 21mm&70mm at same price that 77mm.
Im gonna buy my own 70mm&21mm next month. And after those 12-24mm.. Aaaa my wife is gonna be mad to me Well, punch of roses will settle her down
lol @ punch of roses
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