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02-02-2011, 03:28 PM - 1 Like   #136
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Here are preliminary shots of the DAL35mm vs DAL18-55. Firstly, I have to say that I'm not a professional in any way. But I will call it as I see it in this very informal comparison.

I think I might have to start a new thread as I don't want to overload this topic with stuff that vaguely applies.

The shots were taken with a tripod and timer to avoid hand interference. Also auto focus was used and the tripod was not moved to avoid any differences in the picture.

Warning HUGE pictures. Straight from the camera at full resolution. It's about 3mb each so be warned.

ISO 100 F4.5 DAL35
http://dwo.net23.net/tmp/IMGP1579.JPG

ISO 100 F4.5 DAL18-55
http://dwo.net23.net/tmp/IMGP1588.JPG

From the two pictures the shutter speeds changed a little bit as it's a cloudy day here and the light is variable. However, if you don't take that into account, you can see that the DAL35 provides much more detail compared to the DA18-55. From the Timmy's cup and the Uniden phone. I want to say that the leather pouch on the left of the cup also has more detail also however it could just be lighting in that case so I will ignore that one. However, the colour rendition seems much better. Lastly the felt tip on the markers looks like it's more detailed not just a blur of grey.

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QuoteOriginally posted by epqwerty Quote
Here are preliminary shots of the DAL35mm vs DAL18-55. Firstly, I have to say that I'm not a professional in any way. But I will call it as I see it in this very informal comparison.

I think I might have to start a new thread as I don't want to overload this topic with stuff that vaguely applies.

The shots were taken with a tripod and timer to avoid hand interference. Also auto focus was used and the tripod was not moved to avoid any differences in the picture.

Warning HUGE pictures. Straight from the camera at full resolution. It's about 3mb each so be warned.

ISO 100 F4.5 DAL35
http://dwo.net23.net/tmp/IMGP1579.JPG

ISO 100 F4.5 DAL18-55
http://dwo.net23.net/tmp/IMGP1588.JPG

From the two pictures the shutter speeds changed a little bit as it's a cloudy day here and the light is variable. However, if you don't take that into account, you can see that the DAL35 provides much more detail compared to the DA18-55. From the Timmy's cup and the Uniden phone. I want to say that the leather pouch on the left of the cup also has more detail also however it could just be lighting in that case so I will ignore that one. However, the colour rendition seems much better. Lastly the felt tip on the markers looks like it's more detailed not just a blur of grey.
The DAL35 shot is definitely better, but I donīt know how much of that is due to the lighter (better) exposure. The kit lens IQ is certainly lower though. If you hadnīt said tripod I might have guessed slight camera shake.
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Thanks a lot for the thorough review, Frank!
(although it will of course not fully solve my decision problems concerning DA35 vs. DA35macro )

Are there any news so far on the rumors in this thread concerning the intentionally incorporated "aperature limiter" ?
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holy cow! that's how a lens review and comparision suppose to be done!

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If you look closely, I believe you will notice that the focal distance is different in the two shots. The DAL35 is focused at a bit bit farther away, putting many of the items in the composition in sharp focus. The zoom is focused a little closer. You can notice that the nearest items are less out of focus than they are in the DAL35 image. So, I think we cannot draw confident conclusions on the relative IQ of these lenses from these images.
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settings on 2.4 35mm pentax lens

HI Frank

The photo of that girl that you took, can you tell me what settings you used on K5 which i also have?
shutter speed
aperture

thanks
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Just have to dig out this old posts and give Frank a huge thumbs up for the wonderfully done review.

Kudos to you Frank
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