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Old May 30, 2006, 3:51 AM   #21
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Is this the 28mm 2.8 you use? I'm looking at pulling the trigger but not sure what sort of lens it is like! I'd be using it for theatre mainly and the theatre is pretty small so I don't mind getting in their face!

Or what is it like for a bit of portrait?

I use a DS by the way...
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Old May 30, 2006, 7:33 AM   #22
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Sigma AF 17-35mm f2.8-4 EX DG ASP

Beautiful Lens and the results never dissapoint.
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Old May 30, 2006, 2:15 PM   #23
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It's not the same lens - I have a 24 mmf2.8, rather than the 28 mmf2.8. I've been very pleased with it but I don't know how much it would differ from the 28mm. I actually use it more now with the DS than I ever did with the ME (it was too wide for my tastes with film), so it's in excellent condition.
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I am sure like most Pentax prime, 28mm2.8 is a decent performer. But given its relatively short focal length, it is not the ideal portrait lens. The ideal one should be 50mm - 85mm. Stan has some positive input on this lens.
For portrait and even with the 1.5 crop factor, it is just way too wide though.

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Is this the 28mm 2.8 you use? I'm looking at pulling the trigger but not sure what sort of lens it is like! I'd be using it for theatre mainly and the theatre is pretty small so I don't mind getting in their face!

Or what is it like for a bit of portrait?

I use a DS by the way...
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Old May 30, 2006, 8:42 PM   #25
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because of the crop would it not go up to 40mm on the DS? Or do I have it all wrong! Or should I try find a 35mm prime for theatre work which would be about 50mm on DS and get a 50mm for portrait because it is then an 85mm.

Please forgive my ignorance!
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because of the crop would it not go up to 40mm on the DS? Or do I have it all wrong! Or should I try find a 35mm prime for theatre work which would be about 50mm on DS and get a 50mm for portrait because it is then an 85mm.
Patang, you have it correct, a 35mm and a 50mm would give you about a 50mm normal and a 75mm short telephoto (a favourite for portrait some photographers, others like a longer lens such as a 100mm equivalent).

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