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10-05-2009, 05:05 AM   #16
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If you didnt have the 70 i'd say decide wether you need the size of the 70 versus the 77. The 77 isnt a huge lens but its really the only 'meaningful' distinction between the 2. All accounts show both as excellent lenses.

If you 'have' to give up a lens I'd say the 21mm. Everything I've seen shows the 35 to be excellent. I'd also get rid of the 18-55. I'd remove those in favor of a much wider lens like the 14mm, 12-24 or possibly the recently fabled 11-16mm by Tamron or Pentax.

The rst arent so expensive as to worry about and they have a niche appeal.

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Personally I would sell the 35 Ltd, but only because I want the f/2 of the FA 35mm
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Unless you bought those 3 with the intention of selling one for a profit over what you paid I'd say look at ridding some of the older lenses you got and keeping the 3. They are all great lenses and rather than flogging yourself over the eternal 70 vs. 77 issue, just get out there and shoot with them!

QuoteOriginally posted by ezechiel Quote
I just bought a set on fleebay (21 + 35 + 70), and i'm also looking for the 77. I'll wait until I've tested the 70mm. But I also should get rid of one of the three lenses.. my bank account is also in a crisis in this moment
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In the beginnnig I wanted to sell one because in need of money. I still am..
but after reading all the feedback here, I slightly changed my mind.

Maybe keep the three after all and sell some other lenses. The Asahi Kogaku is hard to let go though, rather strange sizes for a lens but nice colors and bokeh!! But I guess I'll rarely use it. I will sleep on that ^^ It is also a collection item. But maybe I could get a good price out of it and make someone else happy.

Normally, when I get home this evening (in less than an hour), they should be in my mail box!!
Can't wait for it!!

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Update...

received them yesterday, so I did some quick test shots with the 3 lenses and waw...
Really sharp, sharpness accentuated by the colors. You can really feel the differences between the WR lenses (even if they're also ok). I'll post the test images somewhat later.

So finally I'll keep the 3 of them. Can't let go such beauties
And the quick shift is really a great invention!!! It takes too much time to choose your AF point with directional buttons. Now, focus in center and just adjust, to focus on the subject on the side of the frame (not suitable for every situation though). 'Quick' is really the word that corresponds!

But still thinking of the 77.. maybe somewhat later ^^
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Little update..

I will sell the 18-55 WR and the Porst or Pentax 1.7
And maybe Tamron, because I just bought a Sigma 180mm macro

I'll shoot also concerts, so, is the 1.2 such an advantage to 1.7? (Is that 1 or 2 stops?)
I don't know what to sell v_v

Thanks for any help
04-08-2010, 04:26 PM   #22
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DA21 and DA35 should be kept!!!

QuoteOriginally posted by nobbsie Quote
All three of the limiteds are absolutely steller lenses. If I were you I'd do my best keep the following lenses and sell everything else.

DA 18-55
DA 55-200
DA 21
DA 35
Pentax 50mm or Porst 55mm, whichever one you prefer.
DA 70
Tamron 90

The 21, 35, 50 and 70 combo would make a great street kit. In the end you should probably let go of the lenses you use the least.

As far as the 77 vs 70 debate goes... I've only used the 70 myself and it's very very good, there's definately some pixie dust on my copy. It might only be f/2.4 but it delivers where it counts wide-open.
04-08-2010, 04:41 PM   #23
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Everyone has his or her favorites, and we should just post a sticky thread entitled "All the DA ltd lenses are Great" where everyone here sings the praises of favorite DA Ltds. Some say sell the 21. I and others would never be without the 21. Some say the 77 is the magic and others say the 70 . (Stupid me, I have both) Then comes the debate between the 35 and 40. You will get a vote for every single DA Ltd lens, and the reasons have been replayed on countless threads. There is no right or wrong answer. Keep what you need or want.


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lol, some want to get their post count up
As I said a couple of posts before:
QuoteOriginally posted by ezechiel Quote
So finally I'll keep the 3 of them. Can't let go such beauties
I'm now questioning about selling Porst 1.2 or not..
The Pentax 1.7 is such a nice lens, just can't let it go..
So, for low light, for those who have a lot of experience, are those extra stops
really that usefull? (everytime I shot in low light with 1.2, I didn't had 1.7 to compare).
And 1.7's colours are a bit different.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ezechiel Quote
lol, some want to get their post count up
As I said a couple of posts before:


I'm now questioning about selling Porst 1.2 or not..
The Pentax 1.7 is such a nice lens, just can't let it go..
So, for low light, for those who have a lot of experience, are those extra stops
really that usefull? (everytime I shot in low light with 1.2, I didn't had 1.7 to compare).
And 1.7's colours are a bit different.
simple question, do you like the results that you get from the 1.2? do you use it?

if both your answers are NO, then sell it.
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I would sell the 21 as it is my least favorite lens out of the three. The 35 and 70 are great lenses and I would never sell those.
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I'd say keep all three for now. you can sell the 70 when you get the 77. And you can sell the 21 when you get the 15...
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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
Everyone has his or her favorites, and we should just post a sticky thread entitled "All the DA ltd lenses are Great" where everyone here sings the praises of favorite DA Ltds. Some say sell the 21. I and others would never be without the 21. Some say the 77 is the magic and others say the 70 . (Stupid me, I have both) Then comes the debate between the 35 and 40. You will get a vote for every single DA Ltd lens, and the reasons have been replayed on countless threads. There is no right or wrong answer. Keep what you need or want.
I thought that in the DA Ltd hall of fame it looks like this: DA70 = DA15 > DA35 = DA40 > DA21

So, thatís all settled now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ezechiel Quote
I will sell the 18-55 WR and the Porst or Pentax 1.7
And maybe Tamron, because I just bought a Sigma 180mm macro
Yep. All those sound redundant now. Quite the purchase spree!

QuoteOriginally posted by ezechiel Quote
I'll shoot also concerts, so, is the 1.2 such an advantage to 1.7? (Is that 1 or 2 stops?)
It's one stop. And, no, I do not think it's a practical advantage. In fact, great work is done with zooms wide open at f/2.8.
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My main AF lenses at the moment are, the 21mm ltd, 35mm ltd, and the 77mm ltd. I can't imagine getting rid of either of them. If I did get rid of the 21, I'd have to get the 15mm ltd. If I already had the 70, I would not have gotten the 77 but both are gems. I'd find something else to get rid of if I had to.
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