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02-26-2010, 11:29 PM   #1
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I Just Bought A DA* 50-135mm

Ok I am wowed by the quality of this lens, in the limited use.

Build quality is solid, AF is amazingly quiet and fast and image quality is just amazing.

I took a couple of snaps of my cats.




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I know it's a great lens but it's too heavy for me.
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Congratulations!

I just got mine several hours ago also.. but wait, for the inevitable SDM failures!
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Congrats to a great lens. This lens is stunning in its optical quality, and the bokeh is sweet to.

I had some troubles with my copies and "got the shakes" over it so i couldnt continue with using it.

So DONT think about SDM! Enjoy the lens and use it alot, because it deserves to be used.

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Congrats, great lens indeed. I've recently also re-picked up a new one also after regrettably selling it. Maybe I shouldn't of had picked it up in the first place? The IQ, weight, and build quality is addictive. As for the SDM failures, don't even think about it also. The quality and IQ of this lens is well worth it. That's why I've decided that once my 16-50 and 50-135 ever fails on me, I'm going to by all means, do whatever I can to short-out my K-7 and use the screw-drive. I'll be keeping my K-7 until it dies from 150k shutter actuations anyway.
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It's a beauty, Im surprised how sharp the image is even at F2.8.

I've never been totally fond of the K7 AF but with SDM and with the HSM 70-200 i've tried it's really changed my attitude.

Question is how waterproof is it now? loll
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Very nice, I really should use mine more but I normally pick up the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8.
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I really like the Smegma but I find it a tad too heavy to be carried around all the time, however I do like that it has a tripod collar.

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And another cat photo

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About time... but you've got yourself a very sharp copy, CW - as expected from this stellar lens. Congrats.
Look forward to seeing more of your good results from this fine set of glassware.
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I got a major dilemma, my FA50 1.4. Is it kinda pointless? should I get a DA35 instead?
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QuoteOriginally posted by C.W Tsorotes Quote
I got a major dilemma, my FA50 1.4. Is it kinda pointless? should I get a DA35 instead?
Ha! My thoughts exactly C.W., until today I owned (among others) FA-50/1.4, Tamron 28-75, DA*16-50, and DA*50-135. I decided that with all that overlap and as good as the IQ is with the 50-135, the FA-50 was no longer necessary, so that one's history.

P.S. Nice pics!
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Ultimately I want the DA* 16-50 but I'll have to wait till after Europe.

The IQ for the 50-135 is awesome but the FA50 is light weight and handy in certain situations. I'm thinking perhaps a Sigma 30mm as a prime even or the DA35.
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I use my 35mm macro a lot more than the FA 50mm.
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Well Im prepared to give up my Raynox 250 + fully factory refurbished FA50 1.4 in exchange or deal for a DA35
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