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08-25-2008, 08:19 PM   #196
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After 3 copies, https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/35487-third-da...tml#post325755


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Imagination, mine does the exact same thing. If you look, the right is a bit softer than the left.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bigben91682 Quote
Just got my third copy...it's in the 903xxx series, so very new production run. Quick tests have me optomistic, I'll put it through its paces this weekend.
I gave it a good shakedown over the weekend and the verdict is.....[/drumroll] AWESOME! Finally got a good copy, sharp - even wide open, and image is clean across the board.

SN is 9030176 and I got it from Amazon on 8/15/08

this is me with my new friend:

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Have given thought to purchasing the DA*16-50 to compliment my 50-135., but all the adverse reports have turned me off it at the moment. Have decided to stick with my Sigma 17-70, which i reckon rates very highly, is up there among the top lenses.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bramela Quote
Have given thought to purchasing the DA*16-50 to compliment my 50-135., but all the adverse reports have turned me off it at the moment. Have decided to stick with my Sigma 17-70, which i reckon rates very highly, is up there among the top lenses.
Good choice. Here is my latest results with this lens:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/35735-da-16-50...-round-ii.html
08-28-2008, 10:50 PM   #201
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a great one...
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QuoteOriginally posted by WRB Quote
a great one...

glad to hear this
I just got a new one about 2 weeks ago from Calumet in chicago ( mail order )
one thing that just did after reading this thread --- I went out to shot some test photos and came to the conclusion that I think I have a good one ( 902 series )
One that I noticed is that at 16mm the autofocus is not accurate, I focused on a tree branch about 8 feet away and then I checked the lens to see were the focus scale was, well it was very near infinity, which at f2.8 would not be good. Not to question all of the folks with problems. But I now know that at extreme wide angles and medium to long distances to not trust the autofocus( not that we ever should anyways ). Closer range it is more accurate and also much easier tell in the viewfinder if the autofocus hit the mark. When I say closer range I am taking about less the ten feet. Just my very humble opinion.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kmanlaker Quote
glad to hear this
I just got a new one about 2 weeks ago from Calumet in chicago ( mail order )
one thing that just did after reading this thread --- I went out to shot some test photos and came to the conclusion that I think I have a good one ( 902 series )
One that I noticed is that at 16mm the autofocus is not accurate, I focused on a tree branch about 8 feet away and then I checked the lens to see were the focus scale was, well it was very near infinity, which at f2.8 would not be good. Not to question all of the folks with problems. But I now know that at extreme wide angles and medium to long distances to not trust the autofocus( not that we ever should anyways ). Closer range it is more accurate and also much easier tell in the viewfinder if the autofocus hit the mark. When I say closer range I am taking about less the ten feet. Just my very humble opinion.

kman

In all three of the lenses I had, I must say AF was never a problem. Wide angle tele, wide open and otherwise. It is one thing I liked about the lens. You seem to have found a different flaw.

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In all three of the lenses I had, I must say AF was never a problem. Wide angle tele, wide open and otherwise. It is one thing I liked about the lens. You seem to have found a different flaw.

yes I know --- as far as your problems and others with the sides being way out of focus, I must be lucky so far because I have not run into that. Of course now that I say this, I will be doomed to find it in my future photos.

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Well I've made my decision, and I'm sending back my third DA*16-50, and I'm going to take little lakers advice, and get a Pentax 10-17 fisheye. I am really happy with my Tamron 17-50 so, I am kind of excited about geting into a new focal length of photography!
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QuoteOriginally posted by PentaxPoke Quote
Well I've made my decision, and I'm sending back my third DA*16-50, and I'm going to take little lakers advice, and get a Pentax 10-17 fisheye. I am really happy with my Tamron 17-50 so, I am kind of excited about geting into a new focal length of photography!

The fisheye thread really shows what you can do with that lens, but I seem to see a lot of people selling their 10-17's - I think you end up using it a lot less than you thought you would.

I think you should seriously consider the outstanding 12-24, or the Sigma 10-20.


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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
The fisheye thread really shows what you can do with that lens, but I seem to see a lot of people selling their 10-17's - I think you end up using it a lot less than you thought you would.

I think you should seriously consider the outstanding 12-24, or the Sigma 10-20.


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I'd have to agree with jsherman999,

You should definately consider the 12-24 or the Sigma 10-20. If it were me I'd go for the Sigma for that extra 2mm at the wide end. The Sigma will likely be my next lens purchase, although at a cost of $500 that places it out of my range for the forseeable future.
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Mine seems good serial number 9021607. Store bought in the Philippines and I used this focus chart before buying it.

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Mine seems good serial number 9021607. Store bought in the Philippines and I used this focus chart before buying it.
What do you mean you used this focus chart BEFORE buying it ???

Do you mean by that that you bring your camera, and a print paper of the chart and did some test directly at the store?

Did you use a tripod?

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QuoteOriginally posted by TanGU Quote
What do you mean you used this focus chart BEFORE buying it ???

Do you mean by that that you bring your camera, and a print paper of the chart and did some test directly at the store?

Did you use a tripod?

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Yes I did everything except bring a tripod. I didn't want to take chances of getting a bad lens.
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