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04-29-2013, 02:10 PM   #61
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Here are some of my urbex shots.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dboeren Quote
It will probably be f/4.0 is my guess. But if it's sharp from wide open then I'm willing to consider that (depending on price). I mean, we're already accepting the same sort of tradeoff on the DA* 60-250mm. It's an f/4.0, but some people pick it over the 3rd party 70-200mm f/2.8 options right? If I need more speed than that then I can always use a prime lens.

Edit: Instead of f/4.0, is f/3.5 possible (the old Pentax-A 35-105mm was a constant f/3.5)? That would be impressive!
But then focus will be slower than the 16-50mm not only because of the narrower aperture but also the longer focal reach will cause a longer focal throw. There will also be the wider depth of field the f/4 creates to which will limit creativity.
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I have 9 Pentax digital lenses....including a couple of Limiteds....also one Sigma (a Bigma) and although I was offered a used16-50 at a great price....I said no....based on the reputation it has.
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QuoteOriginally posted by EricBrown Quote
Here are some of my urbex shots.
Nice, thanks for sharing

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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
I have 9 Pentax digital lenses....including a couple of Limiteds....also one Sigma (a Bigma) and although I was offered a used16-50 at a great price....I said no....based on the reputation it has.
I did that for four years and since owning the 16-50 I now regret those four years, its an excellent piece of glass.
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Late to the party but it's in my top 3 lenses as well. I had a focus issue (user issue cross threaded a filter - took it off not quite 'gingerly enough) then 5 years later had the SDM failure. I love the versatility, WR, and optics. I don't sell poster sized prints but have printed a 24x36 and it is stunning. I have never once thought of selling it, even though now I am into this lens for over $1.5k. I spread that over the 6 years I have owned it , not so bad (and getting cheaper by the day haha).
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QuoteOriginally posted by cabstar Quote
I did that for four years and since owning the 16-50 I now regret those four years, its an excellent piece of glass.
It wasn't the glass...I've heard that it is top quality...it was the auto focusing system that I heard and read was problematic. That worried me.
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Well i shoot around 700 images a week with mine and bought it second hand in oct 2012 so i have shot around 20k images with it and no sign of any problems yet.

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Well i shoot around 700 images a week with mine and bought it second hand in oct 2012 so i have shot around 20k images with it and no sign of any problems yet.
You realize that you just jinxed your self don't you?
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You guys are mad!, Its the perfect rainy day landscape lens! Also great for shallow DOF skiing shots. And as stated previously there isn't many ways to get 2.8 at 16mm - and 16mm to me makes it alot more usable than any 18-55s out there.
Finally you don't have to worry about dust either due to its better than WR sealing.
Should Pentax bring out a 24-70 ish 2.8 in the future hopefully this will go down in price.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
I have 9 Pentax digital lenses....including a couple of Limiteds....also one Sigma (a Bigma) and although I was offered a used16-50 at a great price....I said no....based on the reputation it has.
That's it. Just everyone keep driving those used prices lower and lower... Can't wait until I can get one good and cheap.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dboeren Quote
It will probably be f/4.0 is my guess. But if it's sharp from wide open then I'm willing to consider that (depending on price). I mean, we're already accepting the same sort of tradeoff on the DA* 60-250mm. It's an f/4.0, but some people pick it over the 3rd party 70-200mm f/2.8 options right? If I need more speed than that then I can always use a prime lens.

Edit: Instead of f/4.0, is f/3.5 possible (the old Pentax-A 35-105mm was a constant f/3.5)? That would be impressive!
Although the forthcoming DA* 5x zoom is still very much vapourware, given that it's a landmark on the world's least reliable road map, I expect it to be "inspired" by one the most renowned zoom lenses, the Zuiko 12-60. Scaled up to APS-C that would be 16-80 F2.8-4. An alternative inspiration might be the Zeiss 16-80 F3.5-4.5. However, given that this will be professional grade, I think F2.8-4 is more likely.
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Another great day with the DA* 16-50mm at 2.8 :-)

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Good catch, Gary.
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My credit card just lowered the number of reward points needed for this lens, so now the choice was to come out of pocket $600 for a Sigma, or use the points for this one. I bit. I'm hoping I get a good copy.
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