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DA 14mm 107.63%
DA 15mm Limited 8564.89%
DA 21mm Limited 3627.48%
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08-24-2010, 11:35 AM   #1
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DA 14mm, 15mm or 21mm?

If you were down to your last nickle but had just enough to buy one wide angle, Which one would it be?

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Well I have the DA14mm en the DA21mm. For me the DA21mm is more then perfect.
08-24-2010, 11:55 AM   #3
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I said 15 because it's small easy to take with you and it's a superb lens. Also it renders light oh so well. Fourteen point stars!
08-24-2010, 11:59 AM   #4
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I voted 21. Small, sharp, not super slow... I think it'll be my next lens, but I'll have to wait... and wait....

08-24-2010, 12:00 PM   #5
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I hope you're not using this as a guide to buy your next lens, cause that would just be dumb.
08-24-2010, 12:18 PM   #6
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DA 21mm

My next lens will be the DA 21mm Limited. It was a tough choice between it and the DA 15mm Limited. I think that the range I shoot more is closer to the 21mm.
08-24-2010, 12:38 PM   #7
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08-24-2010, 01:20 PM   #8
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Don't want to influence the vote-"Herd MENTALITY", or to put it another way, "I have it so it must be the best!

08-24-2010, 01:27 PM   #9
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08-24-2010, 03:03 PM   #10
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All the Limited lenses are really small. I have 4 of them. For true wide angle, I'll go with the 15mm (=22.5mm in 35mm). The 21mm is more like 32mm in 35mm, not really wide angle.
08-24-2010, 03:07 PM   #11
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It would be hard to choose. Before I got the DA12024, I would have said DA15, hands down. However, I said 21, because it is the smallest of the choices and offers more advantages over the zoom.
08-24-2010, 04:49 PM   #12
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I can get much more 'dramatic' shots with my 15mm, but for 'one lens only' solution, I would always go for the 21mm. Whenever I head off somewhere for work and I throw the camera in the bag for opportunistic shots, it always has the DA21 attached. I need to plan for 15mm shots.
08-24-2010, 09:09 PM   #13
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I've owned all three. Sold the 14 in favour of the 15 with no regrets, and I use the 15 a lot more than the 21.
So for me, it would be the 15.
08-25-2010, 12:45 AM   #14
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Why of course that would be the Sigma 10-20. I get more use and enjoyment out of that than my DA15.
08-25-2010, 01:01 AM   #15
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I've never had a single shot with my da 21 where I thought I should have been further back to get the shot. Most of the time I have to crop the image. Which means I'd have to crop more with the wider lens. But the cropping is ever so slight that if i went

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