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07-03-2009, 02:25 AM   #1
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Just ordered DA35 :)

Hi all!
I have for a long time missed to have a "normal" lens. My beautiful FA 50/1,4 is to "long"
So I have just ordered the DA35 to use as a "normal" walkaround lens

Argh! the wait will kill me I will post some shots when I get it next week!

07-03-2009, 04:26 AM   #2
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Wow... I am sure you will enjoy it... I have been thinking about buying it too but maybe it is too close to my FA43, thats the one I use as my walkaround lens.

Waiting for your pics..
07-03-2009, 05:12 AM   #3
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Congrats and have fun. My DA 35 is on my camera much of the time.

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07-03-2009, 03:44 PM   #4
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I think you will like it, my copy lives on my K20D most of the time. It is a very usable length and very sharp, with great contrast and colours from 10 cm to infinity.

07-03-2009, 04:00 PM   #5
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Best idea you have in years...
My favourite lens!

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07-04-2009, 07:11 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by TKH Quote
Best idea you have in years...
My favourite lens!

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07-04-2009, 08:07 AM   #7
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congrats!! loving mine!! It is far more versatile than I expected. I actually spent all day Friday really getting to know the leetle beastie...
07-04-2009, 04:13 PM   #8
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You have made the right choice my friend. I have gad mine for 2 months and it is an excellent lens. The macro function is excellent for flowers. Good luck

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You have made the right choice my friend. I have gad mine for 2 months and it is an excellent lens. The macro function is excellent for flowers.
Dead right. This is the best flower lens ever made. The extreme micro-contrast plus decent DOF control and "good plus" bokeh all add up to a nice tool for the job.
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Thanks for all ur comments... But u are not really helping me to cure my cravings
But according to the shipping tracking it should arrive tomorrow!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by calle73 Quote
Thanks for all ur comments... But u are not really helping me to cure my cravings
But according to the shipping tracking it should arrive tomorrow!!
If this helps, I took this shot with the 35ltd yesterday:

K20D, 35mm Limited, f/2.8, 1/200, no flash.


FYI, in the background is my previous DSLR & Sigma 24-60mm shown to give a size reference for a friend who wanted to see the 77ltd relative to a know item. But they are tentatively sold to a local guy and in the foreground is the Pentax 77ltd...your 35mm is smaller yet, really cool in the size but HUGE is delivery of results.

As you see, this was a fast impromptu shot yet the results were more than adequate as quickie product shots go...before this lens, my "go to" lens was always that very 24-60mm, the 35mm gives me a lens which exceeds what that zoom gave me...plus it delivery macro level resolving/tack sharp images.

Since I have only had the lens a shot time (since last Monday, I know the excitement of knowing when it's OFD [out for delivery]) hehehe...enjoy!!
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That silver 77/1,8 would look really nice on my silver K200!!
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I just remembered all the negative comments this lens got when it was first announced (like "who needs another dark 35mm" and "who needs a 35mm macro").
Funny how things can change.
I was going to get this lens as well but it took too long to market.
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That silver 77/1,8 would look really nice on my silver K200!!
OH, YES!! that would be GREAT. I was a bit reluctant to order a silver lens, but, ya know, I am glad the price got the best of me and I ordered it...love the thing even if it did give me fits for a bit with a focusing issue. Micro AF adjust to the rescue.

Anywho, I now LOVE the silver tone on the black body, kinda looks, well, wrong...should keep people from telling me all about their gear all day long.
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QuoteOriginally posted by calle73 Quote
Hi all!
I have for a long time missed to have a "normal" lens. My beautiful FA 50/1,4 is to "long"
So I have just ordered the DA35 to use as a "normal" walkaround lens

Argh! the wait will kill me I will post some shots when I get it next week!
Was curious where you ordered from and how much it cost. Thanks.

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