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08-15-2010, 03:27 PM   #16
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Derridale,
By all means if you can provide me with a computer internet, I'd be very grateful as this is all I have. Pentaxians are known for being the slums of photographers?

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Derridale and Groucho are on my wavelength. Thank you all for your replies. I haven't tried shooting much with the aperture closed down so will give that a go with a few different lenses.

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Sam - jsut be aware that stopping down TOO far may cause refractive errors and artifacts, particularly when shooting into the sun. A shot at f/22 will not be as good as one at f/16, in most cases.

That DA15mm is the best by far of all the lenses I have, at this lark. I think it's a combination of the spacing of the lens elements and the Pentax coatings used. There seems to be very little flare with the lens.

It's a wonderful lens, as I'm sure you've already seen from that long thread, started by the very wicked Jay Sherman - who would be responsible for many sales of that lens!
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QuoteOriginally posted by troglodyte Quote
Derridale,
Sorry, not my fault. My stupid cell only allows that many characters per post and I cant type fast enough to have them be continued posts I'm a photographer Jim, not a typist!
Lol. you just made my day!

I think I know what you are talking about - the rays of sun that seem to stream through the clouds, right?

If so, you need clouds, something in the air (water, dust), and timing. Once that is done, the contrast is important in post processing.

I think this is what you were talking about:

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Yeah, like that. I have a few shots with this wonderful ray in the distance. Looks like a glowing finger of 'god'. Very pretty. I've had plenty people ask 'what's that light from?' I tell them it's a ray of sunshine.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Derridale Quote
Sam - jsut be aware that stopping down TOO far may cause refractive errors and artifacts, particularly when shooting into the sun. A shot at f/22 will not be as good as one at f/16, in most cases.

That DA15mm is the best by far of all the lenses I have, at this lark. I think it's a combination of the spacing of the lens elements and the Pentax coatings used. There seems to be very little flare with the lens.

It's a wonderful lens, as I'm sure you've already seen from that long thread, started by the very wicked Jay Sherman - who would be responsible for many sales of that lens!
Thanks Pete, I'll play around with it.
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Opiet,
Looks like a glowing finger of 'god'.
I like that. I never thought of it that way
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