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03-12-2008, 04:15 AM   #1
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LBA - smc Pentax 24mm/f2.8

Hi all,

Just received this lens from George (tranq78), all the way from Canada to Australia. Thanks again George!

Unfortunately, the daylight was fast fading when I got home as we are officially in autumm now so I only managed to take a few pics in the backyard and just outside the house. I will bring my camera out and give it a proper test drive tomorrow. Anyway here are the photos I took with my DS:

1. @f2.8

2. @f2.8

3. @f4 or f5.6

If the links above don't work, try this one:
Picasa Web Albums - Kenny - smc Pentax-K ...

This lens has "kind of" (becasue LBA never ends!!) completed my K-series kit: K24/2.8, K55/1.8, K85/1.8 and K135/2.5
This actually fits nicely along my M-series kit: M28/3.5, M50/1.7, M100/2.8 and M200/4
Plus two 3rd-party wide-angle lenses, Zenitar 16mm/f2.8 FE and Tokina 17mm/f3.5

Now I can finally concentrate on building my AF lens kit Anyone got a FA20/2.8 that they want to sell cheaply?


03-12-2008, 06:19 AM   #2
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The sample pics are outstanding, I'm having a severe case of LBE (lens buying envy)

These are with a digital camera? I love the perspective
03-12-2008, 01:20 PM   #3
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Thanks Nesster.

All the photos were taken on my very first DSLR, *ist DS, in raw format and converted in Adobe Lightroom. The first photo was taken at the minimu focus distance @ f2.8 and it is sharp!

This is my first 24mm lens and I think I am going to like it!

03-17-2008, 04:37 AM   #4
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More photos

Managed to take some more photos with K24/2.8 last few days:





I find that 24mm on DSLR matches the field of view of what I see with both eyes and 28mm more match with the field of view with one eye.



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