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02-28-2010, 07:46 AM   #1
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Sigma & Pentax Primes 15-30mm

As I have the DA* 50-135

A 10-17 Fisheye

I'm looking for a decent prime to fill the in between,

I am thinking of the Sigma offerings and the Pentax limiteds.

Any recommendations?

02-28-2010, 10:30 AM   #2
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the FA31 maybe out of your budget, but if you are willing to go manual focus, and won't mind a slower aperture, the 28/3.5 is a great alternative. otherwise, shoot for the stars.

btw, I'm not quite a fan of Sigmas at those focal lengths. the Sigma 30 maybe considered a replacement for the FA31, if your concern is center sharpness, center isolation, and won't be using the borders that often as strong reference points. it is somehow great for wide portraiture and lowlights. the only reason that I don't like it is it's limited purpose for intended shots that require strong borders and corner shots. so it depends what do you intend to use the 30mm focal length for.
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I'm liking the Sigma 28/1.8 Macro. It's hyoooge (full frame fast wide angle and all) but gets to the edges of APS-C (at least: Haven't processed any negs shot with it, yet) in a quite satisfactory manner.

Poor gal's FA 31, I say. It's just big, with all that comes with that.
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Because I'm travelling I don't want an FA. I've owned a DA40 wasn't too impressed with it to be honest, but the DA35 is looking to be one of great interest due to its 1:1 macro.

However i've heard good things about the Sigma 28mm to!

Grrr this is a pain!


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