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02-04-2012, 01:20 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by slackercruster Quote
Just for fun, nothing serious.

General photography. Nature, people, whatever.
Then the 15 Ltd is fantastic - check out the 15 Ltd thread here on PF. It's a wonderful lens and I'd never sell mine.

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I am also considering the 15 ltd to back up my sigma 24-70 2.8 and DA*50-135 on the wide end... have to count coins, though, as I probably will need a good backpack, flash, and tripod as well... a split prism screen is also on my wishlist + Raynox 150
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I sold my 15 Limited and I'm thinking of getting a Sigma 8-16 in it's memory. It was a beautiful little lens, but I just felt I had to work around it a bit too much, in that it had a few focusing issues and the corner sharpness was (noticeably, even at full size) soft wide open. I'm fairly sure I got a bad copy though, and you'll no doubt adore the lens if you got it.

Get the Sigma for SUPER wide, get the Limited because it's a Limited.
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You have to work pretty hard to create an artifical subject in which the corners would even be in focus at 15mm and f/4. Any issues in corner sharpness that exist in artifical tests ae virtually never an issue in practice, because the corners won't be in focus anyhow. If you want the conrers in ofuca in any real worls situation, you have to stop down to increase DOf, and then the slight softness in the most extreme corners disappears.

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I'd say it's difficult to find a subjects to shoot that wouldn't have the corners in focus at 15mm f/4. It is a fantastic lens when stopped down, and again I'm sure my copy was a bit weird, but I could see soft corners in my shots, when they should've been in focus (like a shot of a room interior at a party). And I felt the need to stop down to resolve this made me dislike the lens, so I got rid of it.

As you say though, most tests people do that show corner softness never seem to affect real life usage, but in this case the real life usage came up with a problem. I'd still recommend getting the 15 Limited just because it's a beautiful lens though, and if you get a good copy it's going to be fantastic.
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at a party? are you sure it was the lense's fault?
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The 10-17 is a brilliant FE lens - lots of colour, contrast and sharpness. Fine metal construction also.
The 12-24 is an indispensable WA lens IMO. I use it very often particularly at its wide end (it's surprising how wide I found myself wanting to go in my WA photography). It's sharp, well constructed also but could have done with WR. No lens in its class is but I'd still take the 12-24 over the Sigma and Tamron counterparts. Just a personal preference really but they're all quite good in IQ.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Frogfish Quote
I'd never sell mine.
I will give you $1,000,000.00 dollars for your DA 15mm ltd, what is your paypal address?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mareket Quote
I'd say it's difficult to find a subjects to shoot that wouldn't have the corners in focus at 15mm f/4.
You might think that, but the reality is otherwise. Optics just don't work that way. If you focus on a person in six feet away, in a typical sized room, the corners of the frame will not be anytpwhere near that person, and will be well outside the zone of focus.
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QuoteOriginally posted by littledrawe Quote
I will give you $1,000,000.00 dollars for your DA 15mm ltd, what is your paypal address?
This is a scam isn't it ? Are you a Nigerian banker/lawyer/inherited a fortune, by chance ?
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I'm from the Congo so nothing to worry about!
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I'm from the Congo so nothing to worry about!
FR or BE?
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FR or BE?
Which one is Timp in?
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Which one is Timp in?
Oh, that would be the Utah Congo.
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to the OP. the "best choice" is the one that meets YOUR needs, not ours. That said, every lens mentioned is the best choice for somebody, depending on the need.

I currently own:

1) Sigma 10-20, i dont care for the distortion at 10, but like it at 12mm. Any tighter and i switch to the DA15 unless i am somewhere where i don't want to be changing(blowing sand, ocean spray), and i'll leave it on. Takes up lots of space in my bag vs the DA15 which fits in my shirt pocket.

2)DA15, this crushes the 10-20 in size, sharpness, color, flare resistance, and stopped down light stars. This is my most used lens and a joy to shoot. When the sun or city night lights are in the shot, i try to use this because it renders them better than the zoom can.

3) DA10-17, more of a special effect. far wider than the rectilinear 10-20, in fact i think 10mm on the Sigma covers about as much scene as 17mm on the fisheye, but I am not certain. stopped down sharpness is great but the lens definitely exhibits purple fringing on highlights.
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