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04-11-2015, 04:15 AM   #91
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ian Stuart Forsyth Quote


As you can see that it clearly designated as a DX line lens
Sure you can use it in some limited capacity on FF but if look at most of the dx zooms in their lineup I bet you that at least 2/3 could cover the same limited capacity on FF
LOL! I see the words "Mounts: Canon Full Frame, Nikon Full Frame" right there in your own screenshot. Sorry, it's just that I own one and it works just fine on FF.

04-11-2015, 05:42 AM   #92
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A fast 20mm that is superb wide open and focuses close.
A f.14 or f1.8 lens in the 80-90mm range.
A fast normal lens too, unless the existing DA* 55mm f1.4 proves to be a performer also on FF.

All of the above should be weather resistant, of course!

That's it I think. I would have zero use for 200mm or longer on a full frame and will in any case use APS-C for anything above 100mm. The idea is to have two bodies and use them in the areas that they are strong in.
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Oh and a 24mm tilt shift
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Pro-grade lenses with all the modern attributes (coatings, aperture blades, QS, AW, DC ring motor, no aperture ring):

Realistic lenses for size and money -

D-FA24/2
D-FA 35/2
D-FA135/2.5
QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
If they are all *excellent* from wide open I would accept that, but I think the the 35 needs to be f/1.4 to give a point of difference from the FA31 - fast, but big and heavy = 35, compact with added pixie dust = 31.
OK.

DFA 28/2 (not affordable, but wishlist) or
DFA 28/3.5


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Just wondering... what are you guys using these UW lenses for that you need them to be so fast? Is astrophotography the reason - or another one?
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Just wondering... what are you guys using these UW lenses for that you need them to be so fast? Is astrophotography the reason - or another one?
In no particular order,

1) Interior shots: architecture
2) Interior shots: people/activities
3) Environmental portraits with some subject isolation, 'pop'
4) Any other shallow DOF/WA application, non-people
5) Evening walkabaouts in which DOF doesn't matter (near hyperfocal) but shutter speed does
6) Use your imagination
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
In no particular order,
Larger open aperture = more light to see in that nice, large viewfinder.
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fast Uwa lenses are an oxymoron...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Stavri Quote
fast Uwa lenses are an oxymoron...
Everything is relative, my friend, relative :-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stavri Quote
fast Uwa lenses are an oxymoron...
I'd consider f/2.8 as reasonably fast and 14 mm as pretty UWA, especially on FF - the Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 offers both
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I'd consider f/2.8 as reasonably fast and 14 mm as pretty UWA, especially on FF - the Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 offers both
Sure, but then I could probably count on one hand the people who "upgraded" their DA 15 ltd with the Da 14/f2.8...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stavri Quote
Sure, but then I could probably count on one hand the people who "upgraded" their DA 15 ltd with the Da 14/f2.8...
That totally depends on what you want to do - the Samyang is one of the most popular lenses for night sky photography across all brands. I'm considering getting one for a trip to Namibia in summer and I assume there are many more Pentaxians who use the lens, not necessarily as an upgrade to the DA 15 though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by KDAFA Quote
It's been said elsewhere in this forum that the FA43 Ltd is a misunderstood lens, and in some ways, I think that's true.
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I've found that special bokeh "nature" of the 43 to be one creative tool among others in its arsenal, one of great value in helping to craft magical images.
Thanks for the thoughtful comments, KDAFA. I believe you. I've seen many wonderful images captured with the 43. I should just get one for myself to get to know it personally, and understand it as you say, and likely fall in love with it. It's small, sharp, fast, has a great focal length and build, renders colors beautifully, and is priced well. When I said the occasional odd out of focus rendering is the main reason I haven't gotten it, it's pretty much the only hesitation I have, and it's a fairly minor nitpick.
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People buy the Rokinon/Samyang 14/f2.8 because is a good performer, but most importantly cheap. There's almost no penalty in getting one. I'd like to meet the guy who sold his Da 15 for one though....but I'm not holding my breath on seeing volunteers anytime soon.
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I'm good thanks, I can't afford what's out there already, either in price or size and weight. IF I get an FF, it will eat my lens budget for a few years....so I don't care what they produce.
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