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04-16-2009, 12:21 AM   #1
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LBA rationalizing for 35mm Limited

Hello everyone,

I need some good basis to buy the 35mm Limited,
while having the 40mm Limited and the Tamron 90mm maco

I have to bags, one for everything, including Tammy macro
and one for everyday, 21, 40, 70 Limiteds.

I am a macro fan, and I would like to shoot macros when walking with the limiteds.
Tammy is too big to carry every day, and I have no room in my shoulder bag considering I will add the 15mm Limited in it.

So, two obvious drawback are:
* 40mm is already there and there will be overlap with 35mm for normal shots
* for macro, Tammy 90mm is already there.

Can you backup the idea for having 35mm, 40mm, 90mm macro altogether?

Thank you very much in advance...

04-16-2009, 12:48 AM   #2
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I've got the 21, 35, 40, and 70 Limiteds. They all have different uses for me. If I just want to tote a small package to take everywhere for the day, I just use the 40. If I want a more "comprehensive" or capable normal lens, I use the 35. The way it renders is just amazing and having the ability to focus close (macro) is really really useful, though it depends on your shooting style/needs.

The 90 Macro for me is for shooting bugs or stuff that needs distance. You need a tripod to get real close and shoot effectively, while the 35 can do full macro handheld

Honestly, if you're happy with your current gear without the 35 then I suggest you don't spend for one. I'm also planning to get a 15 sometime in the near future along with a K-m. The k-m will be my compact kit with the 40.
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QuoteOriginally posted by soccerjoe5 Quote
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The 90 Macro for me is for shooting bugs or stuff that needs distance. You need a tripod to get real close and shoot effectively, while the 35 can do full macro handheld ...
This is a good one, keep them coming

Thank you soccerjoe5.
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An option:
Is getting a 35 Limited and dumping 40mm a good idea??

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QuoteOriginally posted by apemen Quote
An option:
Is getting a 35 Limited and dumping 40mm a good idea??
I don't think so...
but then I don't have 35ltd, only 40. But according to many users, in normal conditions 40 focuses much faster than 35. Plus is maybe half size which makes it extremely portable....

As for rationalizing the purchase, I don't know because I've never been tempted by 35ltd. You could use it for certain macro situations, and many use it as general walk around lens, but if you have 40....
Save your money and buy something else later

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I don't understand the question.

Sorry , LBA and rational cannot be used in the same sentance !
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Sorry , LBA and rational cannot be used in the same sentance !
Yes, that's the point, rationalizing a non-rational urge
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QuoteOriginally posted by apemen Quote
I am a macro fan, and I would like to shoot macros when walking with the limiteds.
Tammy is too big to carry every day, and I have no room in my shoulder bag considering I will add the 15mm Limited in it.

Sounds like you have your rationalization perfectly formulated right here!

A bag 'o limiteds that includes a true macro is something that no other manufacturer can come close to recreating.

Go for it.



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I sold mine for $325 and picked up a 40mm for $201 as I found I wasn't using the macro feature. If you want the 35mm, shoot a lot of macro and can afford it, buy it. It is a very good versatile lens
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I think you just rationalized it for yourself... that's how I convinced myself to get the DA 70mm even though I technically have overlap with the 50-135mm and the 85mm. Guess which of the three I have on my K20D nearly every day now?

QuoteOriginally posted by apemen Quote
I would like to shoot macros when walking with the limiteds. Tammy is too big to carry every day.
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I think you have already taken the decision but just have that internal fight... that will just raise your desire for it
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I couldn't rationalize it until AFTER I bought it. After 5-10 minutes of shooting, it didn't need to be rationalized. I don't need it (especially after picking up a FA50 Macro) and I'm not much of a prime shooter, but it's still probably my favorite lens.
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Totally worth it.
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