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09-14-2009, 02:44 AM   #1
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What replaces DA 16-45mm in FF ?

Ok, in my opinion DA 16-45mm is a best APS-C lens in it's range (comparing 16-50mm is another thread), but hearing Samsung is working on an FF sensor, I want to get a FF matching lens, equal or even better. FA 20-35mm is lower in resolution to my eye from the samples I've seen on internet, also photozone.de MTF results tells the same story of I am seeing.

My question is what lens matches 16-45mm in FF to you? MF or AF doesn't matter.

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09-14-2009, 03:55 AM   #2
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I used the Pentax FAJ 18-35 and 28-105 f3.2 on an MZ5n film camera with good results. I class both lenses as good but not spectacular and for walk around shots they are fine. Anything serious of course deserves a prime.

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I think Pentax intended 16-45 to be a replacement of 20-35. Similar size / range / aperture and all... From my impression which one is better is a bit subjective. The DA seems more poppy since it's a DA, but I think the FA fetches almost twice the DA not for nothing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
I think Pentax intended 16-45 to be a replacement of 20-35. Similar size / range / aperture and all... From my impression which one is better is a bit subjective. The DA seems more poppy since it's a DA, but I think the FA fetches almost twice the DA not for nothing.
You're right, DA version is a replacement, I also believe some improvement involved in DA 16-45 too. Of course 20-35 fetches more not for nothing just because it's an FF lens and not produced anymore.


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