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04-28-2010, 08:11 PM - 1 Like   #31
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Let's reformulate the proposition: the 77/1.8 is not a bad lens (I haven't sold mine yet ) but it is excellent only at portrait.
True. I would never use it for flowers.




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I found it disappointing to use as a general purpose lens, mainly because of the bad longitudinal chromatic aberration, which became much more visible on digital pictures.
I would never shoot against the sky.



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I found it disappointing to use as a general purpose lens
Oh I know. For example, it's impossible to coax it to do macro.




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It's even worse if you are shooting indoors concerts or performances, because purple fringes appear all around the stage lights and specular reflections.
Yes, I would never use it for concerts.








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And, because of the limited available light, you don't even have the resource to stop down.
So you recommend a lens two stops slower?

I think you must have the proverbial "bad copy".

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Robin, you don't use that 77 very much. Maybe you need to try it out in diverse situations. Hysterical
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The FA77 is such a magical lens. It's dead easy to come up with great images everytime you bring the camera up to the eye. Can't shoot flowers??? Hmmm, right... Don't blame the lens if you can't shoot for nuts.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rparmar Quote
True. I would never use it for flowers.







Oh, yes, he is right. Like you Robin I never use it for flowers. The pics are so bad...

No flowers




No townwalk




No outside




You cannot use it in a museum








In fact I only use it to shoot portraits of my teddy




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Oh, yes, he is right. Like you Robin I never use it for flowers. The pics are so bad...

No flowers




No townwalk




No outside




You cannot use it in a museum








In fact I only use it to shoot portraits of my teddy




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ROFLMAO ! classic !

that's nothing more than a case of bad composition.
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Horrible at flora:





Ruins every bug shot:




Foliage? Wasted on this glass:








Candids? Why bother?










And generally lacks any of the coveted "3-D" effects great lenses have:

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thanks guys, I guess we find a cure to fight LBA and reason not to buy lenses. start lens threads with ugly and badly composed pictures and blame the lens for it.
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Robin, Jay et al: Dammit I thought my LBA was thoroughly in check, now look what you've gone and done!

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thanks guys, I guess we find a cure to fight LBA and reason not to buy lenses. start lens threads with ugly and badly composed pictures and blame the lens for it.
I just got myself M85/2... then I see all these "bad" pictures here... guys seriously why do you do this to me!
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Because we like you!
And we want that you also feel the power and magic of one of the holy grales of photography!

Rainer

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I'll also add that the FA77 is useless for wildlife...

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I would also never use the FA77 Limited for studio shots! Click on it for the larger version.

(Please forgive the uninteresting flash lighting -- was just experimenting with my 30 year old Courtenay flash heads).

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Because we like you!
And we want that you also fell the power and magic of one of the holy grales of photography!

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Thanks Rainer,
I'm 66.6666% there as you can see from my sig
but I don't think I'll make it to 100% any time soon. Reasons:
a) BUDGET
b) terms and conditions*
c) financial control "from above" (read as mrs.... )

* to explain. My 31 & 43 are both silver, Made in Japan, and with original coloured bags! (red and brown) so I'd love to have 77ltd, in silver, MIJ and with green leather pouch....
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This lens hates sheep. In fact, it would prefer to eat them for dinner.




And it cannot do anything with cats.



Yep, better stick to portraits! But not in low light...

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Actually, about the only thing I wouldn't do it point this right at branches in the sky. Then the dreaded purple fringing might rear its head. But thankfully the FA77 also does black and white.

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