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04-14-2020, 11:03 AM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by northcoastgreg Quote
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Fantastic Capture, Greg. Have been trying to decide between this lens and the FA 1:1 version. Your images are making a strong case for the A version.

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QuoteOriginally posted by NatureSeeker808 Quote
Fantastic Capture, Greg. Have been trying to decide between this lens and the FA 1:1 version.
Thanks. As it so happens, I just received a copy of the FA 50 Macro. It's kind of an accident that I wound up acquiring it. I had sold $830 worth of lenses to keh.com, and after using the money to purchase an FA 31, I had about $230 left. The only lens keh had around $200 that appealed to me was the FA 50, so I ended up getting it. I do appreciate the lens's 1:1 magnification. The 1:2 magnification of the A 50/2.8 can be an issue on FF (not so much on APS-C).

The A 50/2.8 is an under-appreciated classic. Not only is it very sharp, but there's a subtle and unique beauty to its rendering of detail and color that set it apart. But the FA 50/2.8 is great as well, and I'm not sure I'll have much use for A series lens going forward.

One more image from the A 50/2.8:

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