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04-11-2014, 11:55 PM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
I don't see anything unnatural about the starbursts from the SMC DA15:
It seems too perfect, too "geometric" to me. But it is a matter of taste. Like bokeh. In my opinion there is not a universal good bokeh. For instance, sometimes I like a more "fragmented" bokeh, others prefer the smoothest one.

04-16-2014, 06:29 AM   #62
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Hi everyone,

This is my first post on here. Been a Pentaxian for a while but only now feel ready to talk about it!

I reckon I'll still opt for the HD version due to the slight increase in sharpness.
I've also seen a comparison between the SMC and HD coatings where the new lenses handled flare in direct sunlight a lot better... Can't remember where though?

I'm also not massively keen on these very sharp, pronounced star bursts of the SMC version. It's overkill in my book. Will post my thoughts once I've bought a copy...

Cheers, Magnus
04-17-2014, 07:27 PM   #63
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Interesting as that is the best application for this lens in ny opinion. It just a stellar job on auto's. It's a little too wide for buildings and not necessarily for landscapes. But for auto's, there is nothing better.

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