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11-06-2008, 01:00 PM   #16
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The 16-45mm is very strong at the wide end and a real bargain at $300+. Great colours and contrast, lower distortion at 16mm than the 16-50. Lower distortion and sharper (higher MTF values) than the 21mm at F4 and up. Apertures wider than F4 aren't important for landscapes anyway, not enough DOF. Just use a smaller aperture and a tripod.

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QuoteOriginally posted by thomps6s Quote
I shoot the DA* 16-50mm F/2.8 99% of the time. I would love to scoop up a 12-24 but there seems to be too many Quality Control issues for me and the buzz about it being soft is too much for me to pull the trigger.
I have not found mine to be soft at all. I lucked out with all of my lenses (old and new) having no quality control issues with any of them. I do notice that the Sigma has more distortion than the Pentax, and that is a factor for me. I occasionally shoot inside.

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