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    Quote Originally Posted by cromdeg View Post
    It's great to hear from more experienced pentax users sharing their views on this. As I go through pages and pages of reviews (you all know what i'm talking about ), i'm getting more convinced to invest in primes. During my early months using my DSLR i was a "quick trigger" when it comes to lens (i have since bought and sold D18-55, Sigma 24-70 2.8 and Tamron 28-75 2.8 - all 2nd hand so didnt really lose money ).. so now i'm being more carefull with my purchase.. i currently have the following lens:

    FA35 f2.0
    DA16-45 f4
    SMC-M 50 f1.4
    Takumar 135 f2.5
    SMC-A 70-210 f4

    Now i'm tempted to get the DA70.. though there's constant nagging in my mind that i'll eventually want a 77mm someday.. i think this will be a last minute decision, while comparing both lenses at the shop.. and a green light from my wife of course
    If you bring your wife to the shop and let her hold both the DA70 and FA77, she'd let you buy the FA77, especially if it's a silver version

    And you need a green light? There is a green dot (looks like a light) on the FA77 too

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    Quote Originally Posted by cromdeg View Post
    I've considered this but I'd really like to see if DA17-70 is usable for portraits. It seems not a lot of people bought this lens

    My thinking is if i can't get the convenience from DA17-70 (wide to usable portraits), i'll keep my 16-45 and get DA70 2.4
    Edit: I should say - of them all I think the 77 is the best option. I'm not so sure about the 70, but mainly because I know I will prefer the extra stop(ish).

    However, if for whatever reason you don't want to get the 77/70, instead of the 17-70 why don't you just replace your 16-45 with a 16-50/2.8?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    If you bring your wife to the shop and let her hold both the DA70 and FA77, she'd let you buy the FA77, especially if it's a silver version

    And you need a green light? There is a green dot (looks like a light) on the FA77 too
    Not with 300$ more she won't .. , with the price difference I can get an FA50 and put my trusty SMC-M50 to rest (not that i have the money for it) ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnaxe View Post
    Edit: I should say - of them all I think the 77 is the best option. I'm not so sure about the 70, but mainly because I know I will prefer the extra stop(ish).

    However, if for whatever reason you don't want to get the 77/70, instead of the 17-70 why don't you just replace your 16-45 with a 16-50/2.8?
    that crossed my mind but i'm looking more for a portrait lens. I was initially set on DA17-70, but now, after a few more suggestions here, i'm pretty much set on a prime and i'm leaning towards DA70 due to lower price, faster AF and a more usable focal length (for me at least ) but then again... it's still one more day before the weekend... plenty of time to change my mind.. thanks

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    Owned both, sold DA 70 ... and the FA 77 is here to stay. Nevertheless, both are brilliant lenses.

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    Default Re: DA 17-70f4 vs DA 70f2.4

    get the da* 50-135 for portraits

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrrrrrrrrr View Post
    get the da* 50-135 for portraits
    You very the poisonous leh . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by darrrrrrrrrr View Post
    get the da* 50-135 for portraits
    i say sell the 50-135 and get the 77...
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerpot View Post
    i say sell the 50-135 and get the 77...
    You are worse hahaa . . . . .

    Get the SMC 85mm F1.8
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    You are worse hahaa . . . . .

    Get the SMC 85mm F1.8
    FA*85mm.. the ultimate XMM lens
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    Quote Originally Posted by darrrrrrrrrr View Post
    get the da* 50-135 for portraits
    Actually that's not bad advice... definitely a more versatile focal range but in a bigger package

    Quote Originally Posted by flowerpot View Post
    i say sell the 50-135 and get the 77...
    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    You are worse hahaa . . . . .

    Get the SMC 85mm F1.8
    Aiyah, I sold my DA* 50-135mm for the FA 135mm... but I still keep my FA 77mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    Actually that's not bad advice... definitely a more versatile focal range but in a bigger package





    Aiyah, I sold my DA* 50-135mm for the FA 135mm... but I still keep my FA 77mm.

    so it is said, get the 77mm . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    so it is said, get the 77mm . . .
    Yes! don't wait liao, quick go grab one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    so it is said, get the 77mm . . .
    And after you get the 77, there is another even better one ... 31

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    Aiyo! 77 & 31 keep poping up here,hint..
    Try my luck this weekend if kana..hello hamuster you still there??
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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    And after you get the 77, there is another even better one ... 31
    IT IS SAID, 21, 31, 40, 43, 50, 70, 77 . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    IT IS SAID, 21, 31, 40, 43, 50, 70, 77 . . .
    Wah like Toto System 7...
    I only have 3 out of 7...

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    Thanks everyone for the advice.. it's been a busy day at the office I'm actually in the market for a used DA70mm.. given it's excellent build, i think i cant go wrong on a used one (with proper tests before purchasing, ofcourse)
    I've been going thru sample images for both 70 & 77 and I must say the difference is very subtle.. to my newbie eyes at least... so why spend more if i cant appreciate the difference, right?

    Anyway I wont lose much if I had to re-sell it... I'm off to the zoo with my family tomorrow.. i'll see how comfortable i'm gonna be with 70mm as a walk-about lens (using my 70-210).. will share some pictures here cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by nik34 View Post
    Aiyo! 77 & 31 keep poping up here,hint..
    Try my luck this weekend if kana..hello hamuster you still there??
    No more liao
    But hey hey u have the 31mm !

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