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03-24-2013, 02:15 PM   #31
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I'm not sure about the 12-24 being better in IQ than the 21. All the Ltds are just excellent in IQ, and the 12-24 versatile whilst still being great in IQ, but the 12-24 is bulky and heavier (although lighter than most other UWA lenses of its class).
I hear you can use the 12-24 as a weapon.

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The 12-24 is not that heavy at all but it has a large hood.

As for the DA21, as you can see from my sig line I voted it out, but I still have the 12-24.
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The 12-24 is not that heavy at all but it has a large hood.

As for the DA21, as you can see from my sig line I voted it out, but I still have the 12-24.
You voted it off the Island? So the DA 15 is still Ok I see. I also noticed you have the FA 31. I'm afraid if I bought the FA 31, my FA 43 would become a moot point.
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You voted it off the Island? So the DA 15 is still Ok I see. I also noticed you have the FA 31. I'm afraid if I bought the FA 31, my FA 43 would become a moot point.
Yes, I found in the end that the DA21 was a solution looking for a problem. The 15 though is a good UWA when you want flare resistance and/or don't want to carry a 12-24 with you. The FA31 is just flat out amazing; film or digital, wide open or stopped down, it never fails to deliver. I suspect I have a good copy though, no wobble and very sharp even at wide apertures, others may not. The only lens I regret selling, deeply regret, is the K50/1.2. I was insane to let that go

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The 12-24 is not that heavy at all but it has a large hood.

As for the DA21, as you can see from my sig line I voted it out, but I still have the 12-24.
It's also a lot more compact than carrying a 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm, 20mm, 21mm, 22mm, 23mm, and 24mm prime all in one bag!

I am a prime person, but in the wide end every small change in field of view can make a difference. Having one lens to do it all is not a bad "compromise". Actually, I traded away a Limited to get this zoom. The build is only average, but the IQ is spot on.
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It's also a lot more compact than carrying a 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm, 20mm, 21mm, 22mm, 23mm, and 24mm prime all in one bag!

I am a prime person, but in the wide end every small change in field of view can make a difference. Having one lens to do it all is not a bad "compromise". Actually, I traded away a Limited to get this zoom. The build is only average, but the IQ is spot on.
Does the lens actually have all the FL's on the barrel?
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Does the lens actually have all the FL's on the barrel?
No, that would be unnecessary.
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