Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-14-2011, 05:55 AM   #16
Site Supporter
GeneV's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Albuquerque NM
Photos: Albums
Posts: 9,775
This makes me want to go out and shoot a bit with this combo. I have both the K10d and the DA15, but I am having trouble remembering when I might have used them together. I tend to use the DA15 for interior shots--not where the K10D shines--or for travel, for which I generally use the bodies that take AA batts.

06-14-2011, 07:35 PM   #17
Veteran Member

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 535
Original Poster
No lens is perfect for all applications. The DA 15mm Limited is the best lens I've owned in almost four decades of serious shooting, and that includes some Zeiss glass. It is a specality lens--basically a landscape lens--but I use it for all kinds of shots outdoors, not just because of the wonderful way it renders, but for the extreme sharpness. Sweet spot is between f-11 and f-14. If there is a sharper lens at these apatures, I have never see it. It's not a lens that should be used wide open. That's like buying a 400mm lens for close up work.
I use the 15 where it shines brightest, and the K10D where it shines brightest (100 ISO). Together, they are simply awesome.
06-15-2011, 09:28 PM   #18
Marc Sabatella's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 10,686
QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
Da15 ltd is not a very sharp lens.
??? As measured by Photozone, it is one of the sharpest lenses tested for Pentax. It is easily the sharpest of any lens I have ever used, included all of the other DA Limiteds.
06-15-2011, 09:46 PM   #19
twitch's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4,571
I agree with Marc, the DA15 is an extremely sharp lens in my experience (with very low distortion too).


  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
da, da 15mm, k-mount, k10d, pentax lens, shots, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
15mm Limited and 35mm Limited at a distance designinme_1976 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 19 08-22-2011 10:12 PM
DA 15mm Limited lastdodobird Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 39 02-27-2009 06:21 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:49 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]