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10-24-2009, 07:14 PM   #31
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It's funny, I have both the DA 35 and the DA 40 and I can't imagine giving up either one. The DA 35 is great for close up photos, macro shots. I agree that it isn't fast focusing, it is fine for landscapes, but just does better with static things. The DA 40 is a zippy little lens. Quite sharp, great colors -- love it for close up portraiture of my kids. I guess I would prefer the 40 as a walk around, but if I know I am going to be going somewhere like some gardens, I would put the 35 on. All I can say is that depending which lens I have on the camera, I will come back with different photos, but they will be good either way.

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I bought a DA35: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/79159-other-sousha.html

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12-05-2009, 12:08 PM   #34
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
It's funny, I have both the DA 35 and the DA 40 and I can't imagine giving up either one.
Damnd right!
Just bought second time a DA40 because of now using a K7. The DA40 is a must have if you join a K7. But letting the DA35 go away?
Pah!
Never.

As we say in German: "Hab ich einen Nagel im Kopf"??

Meens: "Do I have a nail in my head??

Here a two pics of the DA35 and the DA40:



The DA35 is a little bit more sharper and the DA40 is a little more sweet in colour.

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12-05-2009, 08:01 PM   #35
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So I finally got a DA 35, and I have to say that, so far, I prefer the DA 40 for pictures of my kids and general scenes. Of course I have had that one a lot longer, and practice makes a difference. We'll see how I feel in spring, when the flowers start to come out.
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We'll see how I feel in spring, when the flowers start to come out.
Trust me, that is when the DA 35 will distance itself from the DA 40. I have both as well and love my DA 40 for general usage. But with the DA 35, the ability just on a general walkabout to take a landscape shot, then a shot of your kids, but then take macro shots that will be as good or better than from most dedicated macro lenses, is really a great asset.
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