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Old Mar 12, 2015, 8:14 AM   #1
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I was out on the golf course, again cloudy day, this time trying out my Good Will auction win a SMC FA 70-320 Zoom to see if it was as good as my newer DAL 55-300. The results were almost as good at the long end and as good at the shorter ranges. But do I need 2 zooms in the same range. For $70 why not. I found a group of Ibis and got a few group shots.

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Old Mar 15, 2015, 6:52 AM   #2
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Nice work. Looks like the lens is a keeper.
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Old Mar 22, 2015, 12:26 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by hnikesch View Post
. But do I need 2 zooms in the same range. For $70 why not.
You can never have too many lenses (or so I tell my wife )
If life brings you lemons, you can make lemonade.
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Old Mar 22, 2015, 8:21 PM   #4
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Not bad, especially for $70. The two lenses probably have different characters and different strengths so of course you need both (I have both the DA 40 and the FA43 and don't intend to sell either one, though the FA has better IQ).
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