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Old Dec 25, 2010, 12:37 PM   #21
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You can make an argument for owning both lenses, assuming you can afford it. I have both the DA* 16-50 f/2.8 and the DA 35mm f/2.4.
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Old Dec 25, 2010, 5:10 PM   #22
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agree the 17-50mm is a great lens by all accounts and will likely get more use than 35mm prime - UNLESS you've noticed that nearly all your shots are taken in and arround 35mm of course could be that just your favourite focal length
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Old Dec 26, 2010, 5:20 AM   #23
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Somehow must have missed all this, probably would have been better that I missed it all, because now I want that 35mm to.

But the price is low enough not to call it lba.
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Somehow must have missed all this, probably would have been better that I missed it all, because now I want that 35mm to.

But the price is low enough not to call it lba.
Price has NOTHING to do with LBA.

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Old Dec 26, 2010, 7:33 AM   #25
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Price has NOTHING to do with LBA.

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Old Dec 26, 2010, 8:46 AM   #26
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Price has NOTHING to do with LBA.

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Price actually has a lot to do with LBA - all of my "LBA" lenses have been expensive. The less expensive ones are all practical ones. So if you get this lens, it's practical, not LBA.
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Old Dec 26, 2010, 2:36 PM   #27
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Price actually has a lot to do with LBA - all of my "LBA" lenses have been expensive. The less expensive ones are all practical ones. So if you get this lens, it's practical, not LBA.
Uhoh... that's a very rational approach. But it's an interesting point of view.
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 11:59 AM   #28
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Annette has been using this lens all Christmas and she is totally pleased with it. The DOF is great, it is very sharp and, combined with the AF540-FGZ flash bounced from straight up with the little bounce card extended, it has been a magnificent people lens.
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Very nice, soft portrait (I mean soft as in absence of harsh light- a good thing).

I wasn't happy with my Pentax 360 flash originally, but recently I've experimented with it ...the 50 mm F1.4, the macro 50, F2.8 and the old , reliable 16-45 and the white bounce card and straight up angle...you're right....great results...as per your photo of your wife and the cute kiddie.
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Some great shots, Ira. That lens definitely looks impressive. Glad to see you're enjoying your time at home.

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