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06-13-2009, 01:40 AM   #31
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good god, we better not tell poor raybo about the FA31 f/1.8 limited and the sigma 30mm f/1.4 HSM hehehe

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fa77mm ltd

...A couple of random shots with the 77mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
good god, we better not tell poor raybo about the FA31 f/1.8 limited and the sigma 30mm f/1.4 HSM hehehe

wait till FA Limited LBA kicks in


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it's probably a good thing that there are no more than three FA limited lenses...though I wish they would come out with something over 100mm

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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
good god, we better not tell poor raybo about the FA31 f/1.8 limited and the sigma 30mm f/1.4 HSM hehehe

Thanks God I have the Sigma, and I just picked up the 43 Ltd.
I figure something like the 70 or 77 will pretty much round out my my primes.
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you still haven't made up your mind?

I hope you enjoy the 43 limited...I didn't see much point in getting it since I already have a Pentax K 50mm f/1.2 - and the 50 fits in very well amongst the FA limited lenses and it can even give the FA31 a run for it's money in the bokeh department, and it matches the FA limited lenses for resolution at small apertures @ f/2.8 and beyond.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
you still haven't made up your mind?

I hope you enjoy the 43 limited...I didn't see much point in getting it since I already have a Pentax K 50mm f/1.2 - and the 50 fits in very well amongst the FA limited lenses and it can even give the FA31 a run for it's money in the bokeh department, and it matches the FA limited lenses for resolution at small apertures @ f/2.8 and beyond.
I just put in a bid for the 70, if it holds up I won't worry about the 77.

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I own them both, yet somehow manage to take crappy pictures with each of them. Neither one is perfect, I think. I like the 70mm focal length a bit better, but f/1.8 is nice, but I miss the quick shift....it goes on and on. I wonder if people shown 5 sample pics with each lens, not of the same scene, would be able to determine which lens shot each picture. I'm not saying they would or wouldn't, I don't know, but I wonder.

What I'd really like is a 70mm f/1.4 SDM quick shift full frame lens, but that's just me. If someone has a genie with a wish left, send him my way.

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Pay half the amount and get the DA 70?
77/1.8 $599
70/2.4 $435

Both prices from a certain popular eBay merchant.

I shoot film with non-A bodies in addition to my K10D, so there was a strong incentive to go with the lens that is compatible with all my K-mount cameras.

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My DA70 works just fine on my PZ-1p and will also work with a couple of other film bodies that can control aperture. A more accurate statement would be that the DA70 is limited to film bodies that can control aperture on the body.
Really? I thought the 40mm was the only DA ltd lens that could be used on film. Is there not heavy vignetting on the 70mm?
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Really? I thought the 40mm was the only DA ltd lens that could be used on film. Is there not heavy vignetting on the 70mm?

there is especially at f/2.4 it only clears up to barely acceptable levels at f/5.6
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If you want to see some sample images just check out flickr....loads of them on there.

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After getting the DA 21mm Limited I have no more doubts about the build quality of the DA Limiteds but the DA Limiteds will be around for a long time. We don't know how long we'll have the FA Limiteds. But I can hear now the mournful cries and gnashing of the teeth if, for any reason, the day comes when the FA Limiteds are not being produced any longer. I have no plans to sell my FA 77 LTD but when I'm gone and my Nikon loving son (I still love him anyway:-)), puts it up for sale here for $1200 don't complain to my ghost, lol. It'll be interesting to see if the FA LTDs command the used prices of the FA * lenses when they are discontinued (if they ever are, I have no idea).
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QuoteQuote:
it's probably a good thing that there are no more than three FA limited lenses...though I wish they would come out with something over 100mm
Digitalis... as mentioned to you in another thread I am in the same boat wanting another FA limited issued ... but at the other end 16mm
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Digitalis... as mentioned to you in another thread I am in the same boat wanting another FA limited issued ... but at the other end 16mm
Even 20mm would be great...

Steve

(Still wanting a more traditional ultra-wide solution...you know, stuff like usable manual focus, aperture ring, great build, FF...)
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