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04-16-2010, 02:59 PM   #1
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DA 21 or DA 40, Which one do you prefer?

So what do you guys think?

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Both but...the DA 40 get's more use.
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I don't actually prefer either because they have different applications - it's like asking if you prefer your toaster to your microwave. I actually use the DA21 more, but both of them fully live up to my expectations.

If all I had was the kit lens that came with my K-x, I would probably buy the 21 first as that offers the greatest step forward in quality. If all I had was the original-version kit lens that came with an earlier camera, the same argument would work in favour of the 40.

Really the only way to interpret this question is which focal length you prefer. Both lenses perform fine in my experience.


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QuoteOriginally posted by timo Quote
Really the only way to interpret this question is which focal length you prefer.
Agreed. One is double the focal length of the other.

I tossed up the 40mm and 21mm for street and went with the 21mm, which I thought would perhaps be a touch wide. Now finding it perfect.
Haven't used the 40mm but reviews and tests indicate it performs a little better, 21mm still very good. May well be due to the difference in building a wide angle compared to a standard.

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