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05-03-2010, 02:12 PM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by noahpurdy Quote
This lens is top on my lust-list right now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
I've felt that way about hoods as well. It is one of the reasons I like the DA ltd primes. They are so non-threatening that they aren't even taken seriously by observers or subjects.

Gorgeous shot, by the way.
Using a hood (unless if you are in really hostile lighting situation) defies the logic of being a Pentaxian. Getting a huge hood on the Ltd is an idiocrasy and betrayal of its advantage. Or to me an insult. Why? You want to intimidate people with in your face type prof looking equipment , go with Canon or Nikon.

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I thought I read somewhere in an ad or a review when the lens first came out that the rear element had been re-designed to allow the light to hit the sensor perpendicularly on dSLR's, although it does not really show on the diagrams above. Otherwise is it in fact the same optical formula. Not that it really matters, this lens is superb!

Love your work!

Thanks. There is some remote chance and minor change of change in optical formula in later batches of lenses. I think I got the 2rd or 3rd lens in the States –definitely the first batch


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Lovely little lens, isn't it?

It'd be the perfect complement to the DA* 50-135mm and a handful of primes!
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Yes. I have both and the complement eachother very well. More expensive than a DA* 60-250mm, but faster. I don't think the zoom can be used for indoor sports. The combo is excellent at it.
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I don't have the DA* 200mm, but I do have the A* 200mm f2.8. It was always in my bag till I bought an F* 300mm f4.5. Now the 300mm goes in the bag for "Don't know what'll happen today"-preparedness. The 200mm stays at home, except when I go to indoor concerts or other events. It's a marvellous lens for those occasions, and I wouldn't like to be without it. But I understand why people buy the DA* 300mm first. 200mm have become a focal lenght for special occasions. For portraits it's simply wonderful, like Daniel shows.

When I was in Africa, I didn't have the 300mm, but even the 200mm was a bit too much:

The focal length does well at the zoo:

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And of course at indoors concerts:

The lens definitely has it's place, and if I didn't have the A* variety I'd get the DA*. But first I'd go for the DA*300mm, and that's what I believe others have done too.


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