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    Default The new DA 35mm Macro Limited

    Hi all

    I am looking for a macro lens to add to my kit. Was really interested in the D FA 50mm, but now Pentax has come out with the new DA 35mm macro. Any idea or suggestions about which one may be a better choice?

    Cheers,

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    Default Re: The new DA 35mm Macro Limited

    Quote Originally Posted by kminsg View Post
    Hi all

    I am looking for a macro lens to add to my kit. Was really interested in the D FA 50mm, but now Pentax has come out with the new DA 35mm macro. Any idea or suggestions about which one may be a better choice?

    Cheers,
    depends on what u shoot...35mm might be too close for shooting bugs but great if u need the wider perspective...perhaps more suitable for products shoot like food etc...

    35mm is a LE so its build qualtiy is without question but it also means its pretty much more expensive than the 50mm...last i heard its about USD$600 for the 35mm, 50mm is about $600 plus in S$...

    for the price of the 35mm marco...i would rather get a FA 35mm F2 plus the D FA 50mm marco...

    anyway if u can afford it...get both...thats what i would do
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    Default Re: The new DA 35mm Macro Limited

    According to my Jap friend, the cost to pre-order the DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited is 49,140 yen which works out to about S$650. Lens is scheduled for release on 20 March in Japan.

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    Wah...S$650 good price... i will take this instead of the 50mm then...

    i need to buy a wide lens, i need to buy a shorter marco lens...i need to buy a K200D/K20D...i need to buy a new laptop for wife...i need to buy house...i need lots of money...
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    Default Re: The new DA 35mm Macro Limited

    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    According to my Jap friend, the cost to pre-order the DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited is 49,140 yen which works out to about S$650. Lens is scheduled for release on 20 March in Japan.
    Price looks good. Thanks Dennis for the info.

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    Here's a nice article on Pentax DA 35mm Macro

    An Optical Paragon: Discussing the Pentax DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited Lens

    Happy reading!

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