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View Poll Results: Which will you pick if offered at the same price?
SMCP K 200mm / f2.5 2423.30%
SMCP A 50mm / f1.2 2827.18%
FA 35mm / f2 3533.98%
DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5ED Fisheye 1615.53%
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02-12-2010, 02:54 AM   #31
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I'd pick the FA 35

The max aperture of the 50mm f1.2 isn't worth the price premium to me. I already own two 50mm f1.7s tho both are "M"s. On an APS-C sensor camera, for me, 50mm is a little too tight for general use, nice for portraits tho.

The 200mm doesn't quite have the max reach I'd like, For framing shots with a telephoto lens I prefer zooms anyway. Love my DA 55-300.

Don't really don't do much that requires a super-wide telephoto

However I think the 35mm is aout perfect for general use and an excellent lens for street photography (disclaimer, I have the DA 40mm pancake lens)

02-12-2010, 11:30 AM   #32
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I would buy the FA 35 also. I already have the fisheye. I really don't think I would get much use of the 50/1.2. I have a 55/2 Tak and it works fine for those shots. I would love to have one but owning one would be more of a collectors lens than something I would use every day. A faster 200, maybe. I have a 200/f4 Tak. I use it mostly outdoors and stopped down. The 35 I would use a lot.
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this thread turned out to an FA35/2 appreciation thread.
02-16-2010, 05:54 AM   #34
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Yep, and deservably so, although price wise most resellers still price the other 3 higher (but maybe not for long?). There are lots of love for FA35/2 on these boards.

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I voted for FA35mm not because it is the best lens but I assumed the person who is purchasing, does not have "any" lens. Then FA35mm could be first pick.

If it was for myself, I would go with K 200mm or fisheye.

Thanks for interesting poll.

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