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09-21-2009, 05:41 PM   #91
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QuoteOriginally posted by ll_coffee_lP Quote
despite all the praise for the lens I still found the images to be flat looking.

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I don't understand how you can say that. Surely you just needed to change a camera setting or your post-processing method.

FA 35mm @ F5.6, K20D, Landscape mode, no post-processing.




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09-21-2009, 05:50 PM   #92
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For anyone with an FA 35mm or DA 40mm who envies the DA 35's macro abilitity, check this out.

FA 35 at maximum magnification:



FA 35mm + Raynox 250



Cetainly not 1:1, but a big improvement in close focussing ability, and no significant deterioration that I can see.

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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
I don't understand how you can say that. Surely you just needed to change a camera setting or your post-processing method.
Unfortunately no. The lens FA35 awesome in every regard, but the images lack the 3D quality that I wanted from it, and the focal length just didn't sit right for me.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ll_coffee_lP Quote
Unfortunately no. The lens FA35 awesome in every regard, but the images lack the 3D quality that I wanted from it, and the focal length just didn't sit right for me.

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maybe this one is the lens that you are looking for?





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...just arrived in the mail today. Here are a few quick test shots. I like it already. Can't wait to see what it can do when I am really trying:





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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
maybe this one is the lens that you are looking for?
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Nope, sorry. I decided to p/u the Sigma 30 f1.4 in replacement. Thus far I'm quite pleased.

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P.S. Great image btw
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
maybe this one is the lens that you are looking for?
Now flat that is not!
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Ok. I'm about to pull the trigger on DA 35.

I really miss macro lens in my camera bag (well I have 2X VivitarMFTC for my FA 50, but I want dedicated macro lens). One lens have to go to cover the purchase..either DA 40 or FA 50/1.4.

Since I own DA 21 (which I love) for compact camera setup and DA 40 FL seems odd sometimes (but rendering and sharpness is awesome) - great for portrait, I almost decided that DA 40 will go and FA 50 will take it's place for portraits. Am I doing a big mistake?

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QuoteOriginally posted by jerrymouse Quote
Ok. I'm about to pull the trigger on DA 35.

I really miss macro lens in my camera bag (well I have 2X VivitarMFTC for my FA 50, but I want dedicated macro lens). One lens have to go to cover the purchase..either DA 40 or FA 50/1.4.

Since I own DA 21 (which I love) for compact camera setup and DA 40 FL seems odd sometimes (but rendering and sharpness is awesome) - great for portrait, I almost decided that DA 40 will go and FA 50 will take it's place for portraits. Am I doing a big mistake?
No, I don't think it's a mistake. The main advantage of DA40 is extreme small size, but how small does a lens need to be, really? I'd keep faster FA50 and that spaces out your focal lengths more.

The DA35 is a great lens.
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