My next lens the DA 43 ltd ?

Started Apr 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
sfa1966
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Re: My next lens the DA 43 ltd ?
In reply to Brentliris, Apr 28, 2013

I have all three of the 35 macro, the 40 and the 43. The 43 gets used the least. Yes, it has lovely smooth bokeh, but it lacks contrast wide open (it could use more modern coatings, I suppose), and is not as sharp across the frame as the 40 (although it is excellent in the centre). I also prefer the colours I get from the 40 (again, that might be a coating factor).

I suppose I am a 'digital lens for digital bodies' shooter. I have never caught sight - in my own photos or those of anyone else - of the magic 'pixie dust' which people proclaim is the province of the FA Limiteds.

But everything I have just said above is of course entirely subjective. YMMV.

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