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03-14-2009, 09:50 AM   #1
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Portrait Lens suggestions?

Hi everyone,
My name is Arvindh. This is my first post on this great forum. I bought a K20D last week and would like some advice on buying a lens to shoot pics of my 9 month old baby (who just started crawling all over the place!).
I got some great shots using my old SMC A 50 f/2 but I was wondering if I should get something else as well. I have put in an order for DA* 16-50 but I am terrified of all the horror stories about the lens and may even cancel the order.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Arvindh

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For quick autofocus, DA 40mm f2.8, DA 70mm f2.4
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Thank you frogger for your prompt response!
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I've managed to keep up with leaping kittens indoors with the FA 50/1.4 on my K20D. Babies are usually a little slower, but I'll find out for sure when I start shooting my new granddaughter.

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QuoteOriginally posted by frogger Quote
For quick autofocus, DA 40mm f2.8, DA 70mm f2.4
I have both of these (and second the recommendation). Both fast, but the 40mm is faster. I love to use it to take pictures of my kids. It's a great focal length for many purposes, and the lens has a close-focusing distance of about a foot, which I find pretty useful. It's also very good wide open, so the relatively slow max aperture isn't as big a concern as it might seem.
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Thank you Rio and Matt. Your posts help me narrow my choice.
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