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01-25-2010, 07:45 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by snofox Quote
IMHO there is only one lens with magic for me:

D FA 100/2.8 macro

It turns lowly weeds into sublime works of art.
I agree. The D FA 100mm macro puts something special into every shot. Rich dark colours, creamy bokeh, and shows a different world than the eye can see on its own.

PS Without photos, I'm not convinced the rest of the lenses talked about here have pixie dust.









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digitaldevo, no fair. The Sigma 120-300 zoom you cite @ the bottom of your list is not available in Pentax mount, as much as I wish it was. :ugh:
I know, sadly. . The best 300mm lens ever made too, IMHO, is as sharp as 300mm primes. I even inquired to Sigma if/when they are planning on a Pentax version and their response was that there are currently no plans on one. But luckily they do make it is the Sigma mount, lol.
01-29-2010, 07:15 PM   #33
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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
PS Without photos, I'm not convinced the rest of the lenses talked about here have pixie dust.
I agree that posting nice images along with the claims, like you and jsherman999 did, is much more convincing and fun.

Please posters, attach your evidence in the form of an image!

Failing images, it would be good to learn what the respective owners think as to what particular flavour of "pixie dust" the lens has.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
I agree that posting nice images along with the claims, like you and jsherman999 did, is much more convincing and fun.

Please posters, attach your evidence in the form of an image!

Failing images, it would be good to learn what the respective owners think as to what particular flavour of "pixie dust" the lens has.
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I posted for the 15, now I'll post from my other dusted lens, the M 85 f/2!

f/2





f/2

f/2


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Ok...Here are two photos for the Helios 44M...







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(Will post something from the 77 limited later...)
01-30-2010, 07:41 AM   #36
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Vivitar 100mm f2.8 Macro.

Absolutely stunning lens.







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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
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I thought it was generally a portrait lens but seems that the M85 is good for macro work also Is it wide open in this shot?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Emre Quote
I thought it was generally a portrait lens but seems that the M85 is good for macro work also Is it wide open in this shot?
I don't think it was wide-open - I think that shot was f/2.8, but it's also a bit of a crop - M 85 f/2 doesn't focus quite that close natively.



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Some lowly weeds. DFA 100/2.8 macro, hand held.
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QuoteQuote:
Pixie dust lenses are the FA43/1.9 and FA77/1.8.
Agree with that

by the way... where is the frog photo?


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