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    SMC PENTAX DA STAR 55MM F1.4 SDM
    SMC PENTAX FA 50MM F1.4
    any 1 can enlighten me wad is the difference of this two lens ?
    and how much will 55mm cost ?

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    PENTAX DA STAR 55MM F1.4 SDM
    - using SDM so will not be noisy when AF, motor on lens, will not use body motor...
    - price is more than a K...

    PENTAX FA 50MM F1.4
    - use body motor...
    - price is about $500...

    that all i know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crow84 View Post
    SMC PENTAX DA STAR 55MM F1.4 SDM
    SMC PENTAX FA 50MM F1.4
    any 1 can enlighten me wad is the difference of this two lens ?
    and how much will 55mm cost ?
    refer to price guide. http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=124

    Pentax "star" lenses are the super high-end models. the DA Star series has better build, better glass, better coating, has SDM and is weather sealed.

    FA series is the older version of pentax AF lenses (current version is the DA series). its full frame and has an aperture ring which allows it to be used with older film bodies.

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    Finally decided and purchased the 35mm Macro lens

    hehe the AF is not as slow as i imagine it =p

    now i wonder where can get a 49mm clip on lens cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayuready View Post
    Finally decided and purchased the 35mm Macro lens

    hehe the AF is not as slow as i imagine it =p

    now i wonder where can get a 49mm clip on lens cap.
    great choice its a fantastic little lens.

    i got mine from ebay. just search 49mm lens cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detritus View Post
    great choice its a fantastic little lens.

    i got mine from ebay. just search 49mm lens cap.
    hehe bro, ur comes with pentax on it?

    saw sony one quite cute, but 10 bucks and cannot any how support, wait the lens jealous

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayuready View Post
    hehe bro, ur comes with pentax on it?

    saw sony one quite cute, but 10 bucks and cannot any how support, wait the lens jealous
    mine's the blank one... but if u insist...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Pentax-Lens-Cap-...ht_1723wt_1138

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    Quote Originally Posted by detritus View Post
    mine's the blank one... but if u insist...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Pentax-Lens-Cap-...ht_1723wt_1138
    thanks bro, will chiong one!

    going to play with my lens for awhile, bbl/1

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayuready View Post
    Finally decided and purchased the 35mm Macro lens

    hehe the AF is not as slow as i imagine it =p

    now i wonder where can get a 49mm clip on lens cap.
    Congrats! The DA35 is one great lens too! No MIV or MIJ dilemma too. Ha.
    I say the lens is the soul of a camera. What about the body? Well, it's just the body...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpioh View Post
    Congrats! The DA35 is one great lens too! No MIV or MIJ dilemma too. Ha.

    haha yeah man, buy 1 FA, he will lonely also, when rich 1 shot buy 3 then they not so lonely.

    haha thanks to all the senior for all the advice thus far.

    Thought it is abit short for a true portrait purpose. Think it suits my current snapping moments ahha !

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayuready View Post
    haha yeah man, buy 1 FA, he will lonely also, when rich 1 shot buy 3 then they not so lonely.

    haha thanks to all the senior for all the advice thus far.

    Thought it is abit short for a true portrait purpose. Think it suits my current snapping moments ahha !
    Don't worry. 35mm itself is an extremely versatile FL not to mention that the DA35 has macro capabilities.
    I say the lens is the soul of a camera. What about the body? Well, it's just the body...

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    Pardon the glare, use a table lamp to shine lol



    handheld in my car... nearly die of not breathing, shooting ala m16 style

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    Pardon the glare, use a table lamp to shine lol

    handheld in my car... nearly die of not breathing, shooting ala m16 style
    i think the lens is capable of much sharper images if u step down a bit... use a higher F number instead of F2.8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detritus View Post
    i think the lens is capable of much sharper images if u step down a bit... use a higher F number instead of F2.8.
    Actually I beg to differ, the sharpness of the DA35 is already quite impressive wide open, stepping down will improve it slightly but not substantially.

    I think for the 1st pic the focus is not sharp on and dof is not deep enough and as for the second one, I think the shutter speed to too long to be handheld. Just my 2 cents
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    Body - K-x, KX, ME
    Lens - DAL18-55, DAL55-300, DA 35 Ltd, M 50 F1.7, A 50 F1.7, Sigma 10-20

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brianskivvy View Post
    Actually I beg to differ, the sharpness of the DA35 is already quite impressive wide open, stepping down will improve it slightly but not substantially.

    I think for the 1st pic the focus is not sharp on and dof is not deep enough and as for the second one, I think the shutter speed to too long to be handheld. Just my 2 cents
    Yes. I agree with this explanation. There also seem to be a slight underexposure in the first pic. Can bump it up with some curve adjustments.
    I say the lens is the soul of a camera. What about the body? Well, it's just the body...

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    My Sigma 30mm F1.4 with K-x. This photo is taken under very low lighting but the light from the candle does help a lot...

    Black A6000, Tamron 18-200 Di III VC, SELP1650, SEL50F18, SEL30F18, SEL16F28

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    Hehe yes all are test shots which does not do the lens credit.

    First one is just to test max aperture vs my kit lens haha excited about having access to a new F Stop

    Second pic when I rev, the car also shake so abit hard to keep a still shot esp with handheld but on my way back from funan, Just had a idea of capturing the sweep as I was driving home hehe so "Just do it" haha

    Will try to match my skills against the lens. Now the lens is far superior to what my skills can yield
    Last edited by ayuready; 12th August 2010 at 07:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by normanho23 View Post
    My Sigma 30mm F1.4 with K-x. This photo is taken under very low lighting but the light from the candle does help a lot...

    nice and thanks for sharing!

    the right hand sight foreground bluish thing is actually a what? cant really tell, care to share?

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    Tried my hand at taking some close up.



    I notice my eyes get tired quite easily when trying to manual focus... is this picture consider passable in terms of focus?

    Did some cropping of this pic.

    Mod: pls advice if it is ok to post some pictures here if not i will post at the image thread, sorry for any trouble caused.

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    My wife's iphone! haha...
    Black A6000, Tamron 18-200 Di III VC, SELP1650, SEL50F18, SEL30F18, SEL16F28

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