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01-24-2011, 12:34 PM   #1
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Post yer 18-135mmF3.5-5.6ED AL [IF] DC WR images

Please make this a post your pics here thread.

Pentax has fallen into the Sigma, "if there are more letters in the name more people will buy it" camp. I'm sure all those letters mean something. With the ED in there maybe we'll just shorten it to the "Special Ed" lens. Anyway, went to the post office to pick it up, unwrapped it, stuck it on the k20D and snapped a few shots on the front porch. Here's one. SO far, looks good.



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I love this lens. Very sharp at the long end, and a slight improvement over the kit lens at the wide end. I find at about 40mm and above, you get in to some good stuff.

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Interesting shot, what's providing the illumination?
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Please make this a post your pics here thread.

Pentax has fallen into the Sigma, "if there are more letters in the name more people will buy it" camp. I'm sure all those letters mean something. With the ED in there maybe we'll just shorten it to the "Special Ed" lens. Anyway, went to the post office to pick it up, unwrapped it, stuck it on the k20D and snapped a few shots on the front porch. Here's one. SO far, looks good.
EL : Extra-Low dispersion (... erh, honestly I don't quite understand what this means)
AL : Aspherical elements (good stuff)
IF : Internal Focusing (good stuff)
DC : SDM II (judgment pending)
WR : Weather Resist (good stuff)

*edit* read up a bit on EL and it seems to be good stuff, less CA and things like that.

Keep the pictures coming

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ED=extra low dispersion.
IF= internal focus.
DC=DC drive for focus motor, must be better than SDM?.
WR= weather resistant.
AL=?. Is this an auto something with plastic mount.
This is just my interpretation without looking up stuff.

Nice bird shot, BTW.

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For the photo above, it is illuminated by an old street light strategically hidden behind the trees

And here's a bird of some sort from today: K-R, ISO 1600, 135mm, 1/400s, f5.6

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I love this lens, although it is abit costly but I love the fast focusing and the colours that it renders. The WR is also a bonus! Here are a few pics I took with this lens.





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Normhead,
This is ALMOST sufficient reason to go ice fishing. A beautiful shot!
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My hands were so cold at the end, the thought never crossed my mind.
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I took this lens out this morning, used it with the K-x... I got a couple of nice images...





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QuoteOriginally posted by calculator01 Quote
For the photo above, it is illuminated by an old street light strategically hidden behind the trees

And here's a bird of some sort from today: K-R, ISO 1600, 135mm, 1/400s, f5.6
White-breasted nuthatch. Tough to photograph. Very lively little bird. Good shot!

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