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10-11-2009, 04:11 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by elkarrde Quote
DA*33/1.4 SDM, DA 33/1.7 Ltd WR, and finally DA L 33/2. perfect combo - fast and expensive DA* SDM, small and convenient DA Ltd WR, and cheap, light and not-bad-at-all DA L version.
What is wrong with the Sigma 30mm/1.4 ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by elkarrde Quote
also, we're still missing fast-fifty equivalent
Yes, but make it a fast-43 equivalent, i.e. a 28-29mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by elkarrde Quote
i agree with 90mm focal length - on 1.5 crop sensor it gives 135mm equivalent FoV. DA90/2.4 Ltd in small package would be great.

also, we're still missing fast-fifty equivalent - DA35/2.8 macro ltd isn't really that fast.
i would like to see three versions of it. for example - DA*33/1.4 SDM, DA 33/1.7 Ltd WR, and finally DA L 33/2. perfect combo - fast and expensive DA* SDM, small and convenient DA Ltd WR, and cheap, light and not-bad-at-all DA L version.

I have the Panagor 90mm. It's really very close to a 135mm. Great lens too. I'm a manual focus person, so I'm happy with it, but something smaller would be very nice.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Steve Beswick Quote
Until the DA 55 was released the FA 50 was $200. $200 FA 50 vs. $600 DA 55? I'll take the FA 50 eight days a week. Take the same photo with the DA 55 and the FA 50 and show me the real world difference. The two lenses are so close in image quality it's pointless. Oh wait, you might want to buy a $10 rubber lens hood for the FA.
A whole lot sharper wide open if everything I read is true (speaking design, not price). However, price taken into account, I perfectly understand one would go for the FA. Again the FA now isn't 200US$ at all so the problem still remains if anyone is looking to buy one of those right now.

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I just posted in the DP review forum that Pentax needs a fast prime in the 100-135 range. Fast has to mean faster than the 2.8 covered by the DA* zoom. A 2.0 would be good.

The lens does not have to be a limited.

Also needed are a reincarnation of the 18-250 ( for entry photographers)
a 11 or 10mm zoom based upon the tokina lenses and a 150-400 zoom.
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Sign me up for an FA*135/1.8 (they can call it DA* if they want as long as it covers a FF circle and uses the same optical formula as the old one ;-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenyee Quote
Sign me up for an FA*135/1.8 (they can call it DA* if they want as long as it covers a FF circle and uses the same optical formula as the old one ;-)
DA*125/1.8, to cover the same FOV as a FA*200mm.
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DA135/2.8 and no any other versions...

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I just bought a 135/2 "L". Does that count?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mister Guy Quote
DA*125/1.8, to cover the same FOV as a FA*200mm.
I agree. Something in the range of DA* 115-135mm f/1.8 to give the option of 200/2, and slightly faster to almost make up for the FF advantage.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
Yes, but make it a fast-43 equivalent, i.e. a 28-29mm.
QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
What is wrong with the Sigma 30mm/1.4 ?
And the 31 ltd? It's only half a stop slower but good wide open...
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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
What is wrong with the Sigma 30mm/1.4 ?
Well, it's mind boggling sharp in the center, and absurdly soft on the edges from everything I hear. I'm not sure what to think about that. I've seen wide-open, 100% center crops that are tack sharp, but I've also seen the MTF results for the edges that stay soft until f/5.6. I'm interested in this lens, but it's seem like a bit of a weird combo. I guess just keep everything towards the center.
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Voigtlander 180mm /4

I think that the Voigtlander 180mm /4 would be a perfect long limited lens with autofocus.

I heard a rumor that their 75mm and the 70mm limited share an optical forumla. so who knows. But that is one sweet lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nostatic Quote
Gee, do you need to flaunt your Canon gear here?
But I do see the urgent need for Pentax to roll out an AF 135mm pronto, hopefully in both f/1.8 and f/2.8 versions. While they are add it, how about a new 100mm f/2.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mister Guy Quote
DA*125/1.8, to cover the same FOV as a FA*200mm.
Factoring the crop factor, that only works out to an equivalent FOV of a 187.5mm lens on 35mm, nowhere near 200mm.
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