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10-06-2009, 07:27 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by krypticide Quote
I like mine as well, though I feel like it gives slightly weird, soft-ish images at f/2.0. Still enjoy using it though!
I compared my 35 to my 50 1.7's sharpness and it seems they are evenly match when it comes to sharpness at f/2. and you know how sharp the 50 is at 1.7. so there's no way the 35 is soft-ish at f/2.

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QuoteOriginally posted by T_MB Quote
I've had this lens for a few weeks now and here are my first (amatuer) impressions.

Negatives

1. The lens is not good in low light. I find I often have to shoot at ISO 1600 to get proper exposures, with a noticable amount of noise.

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To get better low light performance at ~30mm, you have to buy the Pentax 31mm f/1.8 Limited or the Sigma 30mm f/1.4...

The "stop sequence" is f/1, f/1.4, f/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16....so if you had the 30mm f/1.4, you could get the "same" shot at ISO800 and f/1.4.

I had the 35/2 when I shot Pentax and it was a really nice lens. I now have the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 for Canon, and it's a REALLY REALLY nice lens.

Once the light dips, every stop of light helps.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Taikonaut Quote
It's said FA35/2 is very Nikon-ish, as the guy who designed it later went to Nikon, and designed some great lens such as 24-70/2.8 there.
Hmmmm, what's this "Nikon-ish" quality you speak of?
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