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12-04-2012, 06:07 AM   #76
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
The interesting thing is that the aps-c 30/1.4 is larger than Pentax full frame lenses.
Sigma has a tendency to have bigger glass than OEMs (not considering AF motors).

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If only pentax goes into 35/1.4 sdm or dc wr. That's a dream come true. ...
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QuoteOriginally posted by lightbulb Quote
If only pentax goes into 35/1.4 sdm or dc wr. That's a dream come true. ...
Or, you know, anything f1.4, other than 50 and 55mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
Or, you know, anything f1.4, other than 50 and 55mm.
f/1.4?? Anything faster than f/2.4 seems a struggle for Pentax these days...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
Or, you know, anything f1.4, other than 50 and 55mm.
FA 31/1.8 is so close - what's not to like about that lens?

(But honestly, even if I decided that I deserve the FA31 despite its high price, I would hesitate a little - because I ask myself how often I would really use it instead of my dear DA35 Ltd?)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
f/1.4?? Anything faster than f/2.4 seems a struggle for Pentax these days...
Usually 2.4 gives me less DoF than I want with my DA70, but yesterday I snapped a night shot where I thought that a little less DoF to isolate the main subject would have been good. So I tried to compute what I would need to achieve that, and the result was a 645D with a 150mm f/1.0 or faster ;-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
Usually 2.4 gives me less DoF than I want with my DA70, but yesterday I snapped a night shot where I thought that a little less DoF to isolate the main subject would have been good. So I tried to compute what I would need to achieve that, and the result was a 645D with a 150mm f/1.0 or faster ;-)
It's just not reasonable that Pentax don't make such a lens. I'm sure a FF camera will solve everything.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
It's just not reasonable that Pentax don't make such a lens. I'm sure a FF camera will solve everything.
And, oh, and I didn't really mean the current 645D, I would need a full frame 645D for that shot!

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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
And, oh, and I didn't really mean the current 645D, I would need a full frame 645D for that shot!
Naturally.
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Looks like Adorama has the Sigma 35/1.4 in stock, and B&H will by the end of this week. Looking forward to the reviews if anyone here picks one up. The 31 Ltd had been one of my long-range goals for acquisition, but the Sigma certainly sounds like a viable alternative...
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The first reviews are flowing in: So far so good.


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Lenstip has just posted their review - looks sharp and ... harsh?

A.
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Lenstip has just posted their review - looks sharp and ... harsh?

A.
Good grief, that's some serious vignetting on FF cameras. I'd thought they could do better than that with that monster lens barrel.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
Good grief, that's some serious vignetting on FF cameras. I'd thought they could do better than that with that monster lens barrel.
I believe it's only 67mm and it's no bigger than the Canon or Nikon equivalents. They note the vignetting as the only con. This is turning out to be an amazing lens!

Sigma has come a long way. It used to be that third party lenses were generally cheap pieces of crap but recently, they really upped their game and were coming close to the optical quality of the OEMs. Now they seem to be beating them outright and all for hundreds of dollars less.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sol Invictus Quote
I believe it's only 67mm and it's no bigger than the Canon or Nikon equivalents. They note the vignetting as the only con. This is turning out to be an amazing lens!
But seriously, the vignetting is more pronounced than the vignetting I usually add in Aperture when I want vignetting

I wonder how it compares to the FA31 on FF.
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