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02-06-2012, 06:21 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by civiletti Quote
DA70 - tiny, well-built, has a DOF scale unlike the DA40, and IQ of the gods.
Great example!

Love the DA70 as well, but my 35 Macro Ltd. gets more time on the camera these days.
DA15 Ltd? Have it, use it, doesn't really do "stunning" like the 35 or 70. Easy to pack though!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
This thread doesnt help. It basically says "buy em all"
So true. I should be satisfied with 6 limiteds, but this thread has me coveting 3 that I don't have. Damn you all !!!
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At the moment I only have one DA Limited the DA 70/2.4.

Great for portraits and indoor sports. A really fine optic.

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i've only used three DA Limiteds (15, 40, 70) and of those three, the 70 is my fave.

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40 Lim - only one I have, but its quite nice, very light, compact, well made. Have a couple of quick shots available, as the OP wished. Sorry, no PP available right now. Shot with "only" 6 mp K100dS, so just about any other model should do better:

First is hand held, ISO 1600, 1/15 sec, f 2.8, so conditions a bit challenging

Second had much more light available.

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The Pancake 40 mm
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DA 35mm f/2.8 macro

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Thanks for all the input guys, I still haven't made up my mind yet. It's hard for me to figure out what focal length I need most, and would use more often. I'm leaning towards the 15 or 21, but i do think i would find the 40 mm useful as well. I like the 35 mm macro, but I sometimes wish it wasn't a macro because i often end up with very blurry shots when using it without a tripod

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15,21,35 and 40 with a nice tripod, sounds like a plan.
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I have DA15/35/40/70 and the DA35 get utilized the most, by far.
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DA21 for sure

I like the DA21Ltd. most out of my DA limiteds. It is wide enough, is really sharp at f4.0+ and vignettes nicely at f3.2, which in some cases I found I really liked for portraits.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Belcik Quote
TOUGEFC,
I have FA 43, thinking of FA77 / DA 70 -> Your suggestion and why?
I've tried the 70ltd for a couple of hours for a lens shootout.
It wasn't my preference given the choices. Few things were very stark to me when using it.
1. It did not have as fast an aperture compared to most 85mm and the 77ltd. This limited DOF control a bit
2. Being a shorter FL compared again to 85mm and 77ltd, its DOF control again wasn't as much.
3. Combining #1,#2, its just more limiting in DOF control and not as nice a bkgnd rendering above head and shoulders shots. (small objects its fine)
4. Not as fast obviously and too close to f2.8 options like a 100/2.8 or 90/2.8 macro
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My DA 15 has become my most used lens of late. I love it. My DA 40 has been somewhat of a disappointment so far. It's done ok for what I wanted it for and that's for available light / low light shots but it doesn't get used much. Mine also has sticky aperture blades and it doesn't stop down in cold weather but that's another problem. It needs to go in for fixing. As of now, I'm using the kit lens again for that size range.
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An update...
I *had* 2 limiteds, the 35mm and the 70mm. I ended selling them both even though they are wonderfull lenses. The DA 70mm is an odd focal length for me, just didn't use it much. A lot of people like that focal length for portraiture, but I would prefer a wider aperture for that kind of work (thinner depth of field).
I also sold my DA 35mm LTD. It was a wonderfully sharp lens, but I also have the Sigma 30mm and it produces bokeh which is much more pleasing to me and is sharp enough for me as well (I don't pixel peep, if you do, the 35mm may be a better fit).
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I've got the DA 15, 21 and 70 and my favorite is the 21 even though some say optically it's the least-excellent among them. But I loved working at 35mm in the film days and the DA 21 gives me a 30-31mm equivalent, which is close. I'm not sure if I'll eventually get the DA 35 and 40 Limiteds. I already have the DA 35mm f/2.4 and, plastic or not, it's a great lens that I'm very happy with. Because of that, I suspect I'll get the new DA 50mm f/1.8 before I add any more Limiteds. While the DA 35 Limited is excellent, I'm not sure I need a macro lens in that range (I have the D FA 100mm f/2.8 WR) and the focal range of the DA 40 just strikes me as a bit odd. But if the need ever comes up - if I buy a K-01, for instance - I'll be happy to pick one up.
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