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10-26-2020, 04:37 AM - 6 Likes   #5446
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11-01-2020, 03:36 PM   #5447
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Both by pictures and reviews posted, the 50-135 seems to be the most popular DA* lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Breakfastographer Quote
Both by pictures and reviews posted, the 50-135 seems to be the most popular DA* lens.
I only have two, the 50-135 and the 60-250. The latter is great for the reach, but the former has such a lovely rendering. So much so that when I broke mine (by which I mean, a small child, a wall and a paving slab broke mine, in two, literally), I went and purchased another one. The only other modern lens I have such warm fuzzy feelings for (of the ones I own/have tried) is the FA31 Ltd.

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QuoteOriginally posted by womble Quote
I only have two, the 50-135 and the 60-250. The latter is great for the reach, but the former has such a lovely rendering. So much so that when I broke mine (by which I mean, a small child, a wall and a paving slab broke mine, in two, literally), I went and purchased another one. The only other modern lens I have such warm fuzzy feelings for (of the ones I own/have tried) is the FA31 Ltd.

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So far as I can tell those two da* lenses have identical rendering. I like the 50-135 better since itís easier to carry and use handheld. Iíve had it repaired once (dropped it from 4 feet at just the wrong angle, knocked an internal but loose and messed up focusing), and the second time it broke (literally snapped, the mount stayed in the camera and the rest came off, with all the pins and springs popped out, some screws broken, after it flew from my passenger seat to the floor when I slammed on the brakes to avoid an accident), I bought another one because the used price was about the same as the repair.

The only 3 lenses I try to always carry with my camera are the 50-135, the 31 ltd, and the smc 15mm ltd. I love my bokina and 50mm/1.2 porst, too, but theyíre a bit too heavy and situational for always having handy.

Now, could I find any photos that gave a decent 1:1 comparison to show why I feel like they render the same? Not really, but here are a few from both since this is a thread for photos anyway.

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11-02-2020, 06:03 AM   #5450
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QuoteOriginally posted by narual Quote
So far as I can tell those two da* lenses have identical rendering.
It could be related to how I use them. I use the 60-250 when I need reach so usually it is at >135mm, probably near infinity and stopped down. The 50-135 gets used more often closer in and wider open.

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After filling my feeding stations I put the DA*200 on the K-3 for a few shots of the more habituated birds. These ones I can get closer to.

From yesterday....

K-3 and DA* 200
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