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06-04-2010, 03:15 PM   #16
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Duh, I didn't read close enough, or I forgot about your 16-45, or the voices in my head told me to ignore it, or...

Yeah, close focus is great. I'm a sucker for getting close and dirty. I'm about to leave on a multi-month tent-camping trip and I'm obsessing over which lenses to take. The zooms are easy: DA10-17, DA18-55 (with filters), DA18-250, FA100-300, Lil'Bigma 170-500. My criteria for primes include: better IQ and/or faster and/or closer focusing than a zoom, and/or just being really different. Wide lenses are just SO good for closing in on something.

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Well good Dr., i'd love to get my grubby little hands on that 35 f1.9.
06-04-2010, 06:31 PM   #18
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QuoteOriginally posted by DrDespair Quote
Hi RioRico,

actually my widest is my 16-45 Zoom.
I use it quite often because It can focus on something almost touching the lens...
The Tamron 17-50/2.8 is also great like that. But since you already have the 16-45, you'd really have to value the speed to go to the Tamron.

What's your budget look like? If you want something special, the Zeiss Distagon 35/2 is available in K Mount & M42 and will/should be cheaper than the 31/1.8 limited. The Ziess is Manual Focus, but i'm guessing you already knew that.

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