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12-27-2009, 03:01 PM   #1
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DA 40mm price rise ?

Has the price of the DA 40mm gone up lately ? Both Adorama & B&H have it for $339 USD ? Seems expensive to me ?

12-27-2009, 03:18 PM   #2
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It's more expensive elsewhere. A lot of stores are expecting $499 for it. So yes, it has gone up.
12-27-2009, 03:32 PM   #3
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That is a bargain compared to the FA 50... and it is a much better lens IMO

but I am the fa hater...


But in general all of the lenses have gone up, some more than others. Although the DA 40 has gone up the least I think. Marc would know better than I, as he has done some price tracking...
12-27-2009, 03:38 PM   #4
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I paid $309 (incl. shipping) from Willoughby Camera's eBay action in the middle of September, for what it's worth.

12-27-2009, 04:09 PM   #5
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That is a lens I would love to get for $339, if I ever get over my self imposed pentax embargo. I tried to order an M40 in the '80's only to find it discontinued. Too bad there was no ebay back then.
12-27-2009, 04:17 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote
That is a bargain compared to the FA 50... and it is a much better lens IMO

but I am the fa hater...

That's cos you haven't got one.
12-27-2009, 09:04 PM   #7
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Who do I report this too...???

I have the FA and you know it! I somehow I ended up with the FA 50 1.4 and 1.7... Talk about LBA out of control... My least favorite lens and I have two of them!!!! But I will happily sell them for 350 each!

You are pokin' at me from your lofty seat of power! And it hurts, my brother... It hurts

p.s. What I don't have is a camera ~ 8^)
12-27-2009, 11:17 PM   #8
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so I am tossing up between the FA50 & the DA40; Can anyone suggest which one I should get & why ?

I currently own M series 50mm F1.2 & 50mm F1.7...oh & a 24mm F2.8. I also own a sigma 17-70mm zoom. I want an auto focus for indoor use. The sigma is a bit slow much above 24mm. Ideally I would get the FA31mm but really it is to expensive.

It will be use to shoot my 1 y/o daughter & I find she moves around to quickly for the old manual focus lenses.


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12-28-2009, 03:12 AM   #9
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I owned the DA40 and now have an FA50 1.4.

Both lenses have their good and bad points.

The DA40 I found isn't fast enough at 2.8 yet it has a fantastically sharp image.

The FA50 is fast at 1.4 yet it a tad soft however I like that it's a longer lens, personally I prefer it over the DA40 for portraits.
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QuoteOriginally posted by C.W Tsorotes Quote
I owned the DA40 and now have an FA50 1.4.

Both lenses have their good and bad points.

The DA40 I found isn't fast enough at 2.8 yet it has a fantastically sharp image.

The FA50 is fast at 1.4 yet it a tad soft however I like that it's a longer lens, personally I prefer it over the DA40 for portraits.

You forgot that the DA 40mm will focus faster and more accurately in indoor light.

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12-28-2009, 04:51 AM   #11
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QuoteOriginally posted by Russell-Evans Quote
You forgot that the DA 40mm will focus faster and more accurately in indoor light.

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Hmm I disagree to be honest.

I used the DA40 to shoot in lowlight at a concert once and I didn't find it that good.
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apples to oranges fa50 vs da40
12-28-2009, 06:32 AM   #13
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QuoteOriginally posted by WerTicus Quote
apples to oranges fa50 vs da40
Two small-sized Pentax prime lenses 10 mm apart in focal length. I really fail to see apples and oranges here.

(I actually have both for some reason and don't really know which I prefer...)
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QuoteOriginally posted by emr Quote
Two small-sized Pentax prime lenses 10 mm apart in focal length. I really fail to see apples and oranges here.

(I actually have both for some reason and don't really know which I prefer...)
10mm is very noticeable in that focal area
f/1.4 versus f/2.8

And you still don't see the difference...?
12-28-2009, 06:41 AM   #15
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QuoteOriginally posted by wallyb Quote
10mm is very noticeable in that focal area
f/1.4 versus f/2.8

And you still don't see the difference...?
No. I see two apples, which of one is a little bigger and the other a little sweeter. A matter of preference - true - but not something you can't really compare.
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