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07-01-2009, 02:21 AM   #1
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Photos of my new second hand FA*24

Having used my new second hand FA*24/2 for days, Iím increasingly sure this is a wide, fast and beautiful lens, very different from DA21. Iíll post later for my comparison of FA24 and DA21. But now some photos first.



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07-01-2009, 07:11 AM   #2
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i had bought fa* 24 a few days ago too.

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Excellent pictures from a beautiful lens.... I cant decide to buy it because I am looking for a wide lens fast enough to be used on indoors photography and I am not sure about its performance, I dont want to shoot at f8 and ISO 800 to find its best IQ.

Whats your experience about it?

Thanks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cooldude14es Quote
Excellent pictures from a beautiful lens.... I cant decide to buy it because I am looking for a wide lens fast enough to be used on indoors photography and I am not sure about its performance, I dont want to shoot at f8 and ISO 800 to find its best IQ.

Whats your experience about it?

Thanks.
The FA*24 has been discussed with very mixed opinions. You can find the lab tests of FA*24 and DA21 from photozone.de. From my personal experience, the resolutions of the two lens are quite similar between 3.2 to 11. But they are different in colour and rendering. The DA21 is more saturated than the FA*24, and has a more cool colour. The FA*24, though not as saturated as DA21, is very contrasty indeed, even wide open at f2. The bokeh of the FA*24 actually is quite pleasing for me, and makes the FA*24 rendering close subjects more 3D like, while DA21 is flat.

One of DA21's advantages is it's so small and light that you get shot even with one single hand. And 49mm filters are cheaper. Anyway, I'm selling mine.

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You mentioned earlier in my thread that you were selling your da21. What are asking for the lens. PM with price if you don't mind.

thanks springtian



QuoteOriginally posted by springtian Quote
The FA*24 has been discussed with very mixed opinions. You can find the lab tests of FA*24 and DA21 from photozone.de. From my personal experience, the resolutions of the two lens are quite similar between 3.2 to 11. But they are different in colour and rendering. The DA21 is more saturated than the FA*24, and has a more cool colour. The FA*24, though not as saturated as DA21, is very contrasty indeed, even wide open at f2. The bokeh of the FA*24 actually is quite pleasing for me, and makes the FA*24 rendering close subjects more 3D like, while DA21 is flat.

One of DA21's advantages is it's so small and light that you get shot even with one single hand. And 49mm filters are cheaper. Anyway, I'm selling mine.
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You mentioned earlier in my thread that you were selling your da21. What are asking for the lens. PM with price if you don't mind.

thanks springtian
PM, and thank you, anyway.
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i had bought fa* 24 a few days ago too.
Nice shot. Here are more:

FA*24 + fujifilm Reala



another:



original post: FA*24/2 with Fujifilm Reala | springtian's log
07-05-2009, 01:52 AM   #8
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definitely a must have lens. saw one being sold for only 270 about 2 weeks ago. I pm'ed the seller and never got a single reply. no matter how many times a sent a message. then it struck me. who in the right mind would sell a lens like that for almost around 300? unless if it' stolen, broken or simply a scam. oh well, I guess things happen for a reason why I sometimes don't get a lens that I really want.

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The bokeh from Fa* 24mm f2 is not that bad at all. However, its colour rendition accuracy is not that great. I do miss this lens though...
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How about this?

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It could be the difference in subject matter, but the FF bokeh seems to be a lot more pleasing to the eye than the crop sensor bokeh.
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It could be the difference in subject matter, but the FF bokeh seems to be a lot more pleasing to the eye than the crop sensor bokeh.
I find that an interesting observation. I have not shot with the new DA55 yet but I remember some reports saying that the bokeh was frantic? Perhaps that is more of the FF vs Crop bokeh you are talking about compared to say the FA50?
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Those shots are film scans from a FF camera body and I think the lens may perform differently depending on the body it's mounted on. I know DOF is much different when you compare shots from the same lens on crop and FF.
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QuoteOriginally posted by maxwell1295 Quote
Those shots are film scans from a FF camera body and I think the lens may perform differently depending on the body it's mounted on. I know DOF is much different when you compare shots from the same lens on crop and FF.
exactly what crossed my mind...

anyway, I hear my teeth grinding. I bought Sigma 24/2.8 AF and I'm reasonably happy with it but....
man, I'd love to get my hands on decent copy of FA*24 for "normal" money...
oh, well
one beautifull sunny day
enjoy the lens,

BR
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FYI:

The photos on #1 and #10 were shot with K-m. Others are film scans.

Another two with K-m:





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