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06-08-2011, 03:46 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by TigerLord Quote
Awesome advice Dsims, thanks! I'm surprised that the FA31 would be less sharp than the DA*35 considering it's twice the price.
That would be because it isn't true, the FA31 slaughters the DA35 up to f/4, it's not till f/5.6 the DA35 draws level where it's slightly softer in the corners but sharper in the centre. The DA35 never reaches the peak sharpness of the FA31 in either the center or the borders. All this while the FA31 is rendering beautiful smooth backgrounds.....

Yeah I admit, I love my FA31

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It's always risky to get rid of a lens if you love it's IQ... why not add a second body (even a K-r) and put the 35 on it? Perhaps also sell the 35 for a FA31 for that little bit of extra width (and IQ!!). 2 bodies; 31 on one and 77 on the other would be a killer set up for IQ. Honestly I'd rather that than 1 body and a 50-135, even if that body is a K-5.

I have the DA*50-135 and sure it's terrific, but I also have the FA77 and simply, it is better. Given the IQ of the Tammy has many singing it's praises whilst you can't wait to get rid of it, have you thoguht that maybe you're just not ever going to be 100% happy with zoom IQ, even a fantastic one like the 50-135?
I haven't been able to settle on an af zoom. Granted I haven't had the DA* 50-135mm. My last casualty , was a DA 17-70mm. I have a 18-55 WR at the moment for drizzle, rain and 95 F/ 95% humidity days etc. I thought about the DA* 16-50mm a lot but those sdm issue with both those DA* zooms really bothers me especially given the price point.

I have 3 digital bodies counting a *istD so given my collection of LTD and other af primes, I really can't warm up too them anyway given their size except for the WR and convenience.

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