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02-21-2008, 02:21 PM   #1
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My New DA 10-17 has arrived

Just took a few shots to show the people on the fence about picking one up. Well never mind I don't take very interesting shots.





Just got all new carpet throught the house and new Sofa and Chairs for watching TV.




Our Guest Room with Antique Furniture the wife hates.


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Wow! Nice new lens! Have you found any defects with it yet? Fringing, softness, etc.? The photos look very sharp and contrasty! Hmmmm..... I wonder what this lens costs?? (Oh, oh!! LBA attack!! Must not price lens!!! Help me!!! )
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Pictures are not quite as "curvaceous" as I was expecting them to be right out of the box. I may have to seriously re-think the purchase of this lens.

I had been looking at it, but sort of dismissed it because of the fisheye. After seeing these pics and the thread from earlier this week, I'm starting to think that this lens is much more capable of general use and less "fisheyed" than I first though.
02-21-2008, 08:42 PM   #4
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So far I really like it, haven't found anything wrong with it yet but it stormed all day here today so couldn't get out in the sunlight and get some good shots except the Tree Bark, I got it for 389.99 with free shipping if you want to wait for UPS ground. I payed 18 buck for 3 day ship on last Sunday and get it Wed. with monday being a Fed. holiday. If the flooding quits tonight I'll take some more shots Fri. at 10mm the curve isn't as bad as 17mm.

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Pictures are not quite as "curvaceous" as I was expecting them to be right out of the box. I may have to seriously re-think the purchase of this lens.

I had been looking at it, but sort of dismissed it because of the fisheye. After seeing these pics and the thread from earlier this week, I'm starting to think that this lens is much more capable of general use and less "fisheyed" than I first though.
A closer distances and wider focal length, distortion will be extreme.


At 17mm, and at a further distance, distortion can be minimal.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
A closer distances and wider focal length, distortion will be extreme.


At 17mm, and at a further distance, distortion can be minimal.
That's wild how that works...but still a nice effect. I guess it takes a bit of practice to make the lens function in the way you want. (Thank goodness for digital and instant review!)
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cannot say enough good things about this lens

love it

miss it (loaned it to a friend traveling to hawaii)

in the interim, I am taking the sigma 10-20 for a test spin. or i will, as time in sao paulo permits. gut feeling tho, will have me keep just the fisheye. but, lemme take some with the sigma...definetly not going to part with the FE tho, it is, out of all my lenses, by far my favorite. loved the sunset shots i took, as well as the beach shots. ill try and post up some samples. basically as others have noted, once you get used to it, you can maximize or minimize the effect so not all images will look "distorted"
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another one. You are all killing me. I am going to get this lens. BUt I want a new flash (the 540) as well. UGHHHHHH. The more I see the fun shots the more I want it.

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Those photos remind me of how i saw things during my college days.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TomInJax Quote
Wow! Nice new lens! Have you found any defects with it yet? Fringing, softness, etc.? The photos look very sharp and contrasty! Hmmmm..... I wonder what this lens costs?? (Oh, oh!! LBA attack!! Must not price lens!!! Help me!!! )
Tom,
Put down the credit cards and nobody will get hurt.


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I wondered, Gulfer, did you clean up the house first before taking these shots?

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Tom,
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Thanks Heather!! Whew, that was close!
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I wondered, Gulfer, did you clean up the house first before taking these shots?

- Bert
I do all the cleaning and the wife does the cooking, but I keep the house clean, except my room. The double glass doors next to the TV is my mother-in-law apartment she is 93, that used to be our playroom/sunroom. I added a bedroom and kitchen to it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fl_Gulfer Quote
I do all the cleaning and the wife does the cooking, but I keep the house clean, except my room. The double glass doors next to the TV is my mother-in-law apartment she is 93, that used to be our playroom/sunroom. I added a bedroom and kitchen to it.
Keep up the good work You do a better job than I and I am trying hard!

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This lens is a lot of fun, one of my favorites.
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