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08-05-2010, 06:14 PM   #76
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Just got the lens yesterday, 2 f/2.8 shots, one at 50mm, the other 16mm. No PP except resizing.



f/2.8@50mm



f/2.8@16mm

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I love how much nicer the bokeh is on this than the 16-45.

Litterally this is the only photo I have, which was the test shot of the lens the day I bought it. This was more of a bokeh test than anything.



Oh well, I will have plenty of time to shoot with it soon... Oregon and Washington should give me a great chance to really bring out the awesome in this lens.
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Blimey some stunning shots showing the versatility of this lens.
Major LBA for me now as I was considering the Tamron 17-50 as a replacement for my Sigma 17-70 at some stage......now I gotta figure out if its this OR a DA 35 ltd in my future! Darn wish I could get both!
More shots please to drive me insane!
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Love at first click

A very good lens for my daily purposes. A few shots from yesterday.

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DA* 16-50 long exposure...



and a "normal" image 50mm @ F2.8, 1/250, ISO 100

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What a sweet lens!

k-7 @ f/2.8, 16mm, 1/250s, iso 400

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Cool - a very vibrant wide capture there, mate.
And shot wide open too (?!?)
A fine result - thanks for sharing.
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Great shot manhattan!
It feels just like being there!

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Sorry to spoil the fun but here is what it can't do; shooting into the sun. This lens is the most flareprone optics I've ever used. You need to have the sun way out of the frame. I don't think it deserves the (*) designation.......

No. I didn't use any filter
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
Cool - a very vibrant wide capture there, mate.
And shot wide open too (?!?)
A fine result - thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Ash. I put my cash into these DA* lenses to use them where I can't use other lenses. Wide open for sure I stop down when I can, but these lenses come through at 2.8!

QuoteOriginally posted by jackassp Quote
Great shot manhattan!
It feels just like being there!
Thanks a lot
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
Sorry to spoil the fun but here is what it can't do; shooting into the sun. This lens is the most flareprone optics I've ever used. You need to have the sun way out of the frame. I don't think it deserves the (*) designation.......

No. I didn't use any filter
Pal,

Just curious. Is there any lens which wouldn't produce flare under these conditions? I doubt it. I seldom shoot towards the sun in any case. Still, thanks for making us aware.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
Is there any lens which wouldn't produce flare under these conditions?
Maybe this sigma?
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/63039-sigma-10...-dc-hsm-5.html

I will second the "not worth a star" rating, but for CA. Attached full and 100% crop. Sure it's reasonably sharp but look at all that purple. Branches against the sun are forgivable, but bee antenna against white flowers?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
Sorry to spoil the fun but here is what it can't do; shooting into the sun. This lens is the most flareprone optics I've ever used. You need to have the sun way out of the frame. I don't think it deserves the (*) designation.......

No. I didn't use any filter
That could be caused by dust on/inside/on the back of the lens. I haven't seen flares on this back on a MC lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
Sorry to spoil the fun but here is what it can't do; shooting into the sun. This lens is the most flareprone optics I've ever used. You need to have the sun way out of the frame. I don't think it deserves the (*) designation.......

No. I didn't use any filter
QuoteOriginally posted by hangu Quote
That could be caused by dust on/inside/on the back of the lens. I haven't seen flares on this back on a MC lens.
I'm with Hangu. My lens has no such behavior. That seems like highly irregular flare.
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I just compared my Tamron SP 17-50 and the Pentax DA* 16-50, and both lenses have similar, minimal flare under my test conditions (150W focused Halogen light source). I could accentuate the flare by overexposing by +2ev.

Nearly all lenses can be affected by the dreaded purple fringe. Usually easily removed with your favourite image processing program!

Cheers, John

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