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11-30-2013, 11:29 AM   #16
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I'd buy the 15mm just for the flare resistance. It's incredible.

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For those considering it, I have a series of DA 12-24 images on my Flickr site that demonstrate its flare resistance, etc. I'm quite happy with it. And I have 12,13,14,15, ... 24 mm point of view without changing lenses. The distortion is very good for a zoom in this range which is a nice bonus.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
For those considering it, I have a series of DA 12-24 images on my Flickr site that demonstrate its flare resistance, etc. I'm quite happy with it. And I have 12,13,14,15, ... 24 mm point of view without changing lenses. The distortion is very good for a zoom in this range which is a nice bonus.
Hi what about PF? is that a problem as I do alot of outdoor work,trees,rocks etc.. using K5II
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Check out my test shots here. Into the sun, trees against the sky, etc. Flickr 12-24
Many are wide open at f/4. Right click, select original and you can see the EXIF


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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
Check out my test shots here. Into the sun, trees against the sky, etc. Flickr 12-24
Many are wide open at f/4. Right click, select original and you can see the EXIF
Beautiful shots of the Rockies - must get there sometime - for my edification, is the purple showing in the shade of BC-5 considered lens flare, internal reflections in the lens or something else?
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QuoteOriginally posted by PeterDM Quote
Beautiful shots of the Rockies - must get there sometime - for my edification, is the purple showing in the shade of BC-5 considered lens flare, internal reflections in the lens or something else?
Yep, that's flare all right. The sun is in the frame at the top, making for a worst case. If you look at the ones to either side, moving the sun just out of the frame makes a great difference. As I mentioned, I was trying the lens out to see what I needed to watch out for.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
Yep, that's flare all right. The sun is in the frame at the top, making for a worst case. If you look at the ones to either side, moving the sun just out of the frame makes a great difference. As I mentioned, I was trying the lens out to see what I needed to watch out for.
hard to see on small sizes,but there is some PF in some of the trees...is it easy to remove in PS? plan to print 30x40cm or so ..really torn between this lens & 15mm..do you know if most UWA have PF,like Nikons or Samang for example?
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The best combo in the WA end is the Sigma 8-16, along with the Tamron 17-50. The Sigma 8-16 is corrected for barrel distortion down to 12mm, so you can do panos @12 mm….hard to beat in a WA lens.

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Normhead: yes i like ur zoom combo...cos i use that same also

anyway there is one thing in 8-16 i am not happy, no filter thread for my landscape pics.
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Normhead: yes i like ur zoom combo...cos i use that same also

anyway there is one thing in 8-16 i am not happy, no filter thread for my landscape pics.
The fix for that is an oversized filter attached to the lens with gaffer tape.
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The best combo in the WA end is the Sigma 8-16, along with the Tamron 17-50. The Sigma 8-16 is corrected for barrel distortion down to 12mm, so you can do panos @12 mm….hard to beat in a WA lens.
would you recc. over Da12-24? about to buy one on BF sales now--
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hard to see on small sizes,but there is some PF in some of the trees...is it easy to remove in PS? plan to print 30x40cm or so ..really torn between this lens & 15mm..do you know if most UWA have PF,like Nikons or Samang for example?
When you are looking at an image, right click and select "orginal" and you will be looking at it uncropped. Yes, the PF can be reduced significantly in post processing. Those images are just dumped up there so people can see what the lens acts like and decide if it is for them, as you are doing. I just took a series of family group portraits with the same lens and camera with no weird results at all.
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would you recc. over Da12-24? about to buy one on BF sales now--
I haven't tried enough WAs to comment on all of them, before the 8-16 we were looking at the 10-20, but lot's of people also recommended the 12-24. ANd I'm not sure the 8-16 is still available in K-mount. Last time I talk d about it , it was with someone who was trying to find one.
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Just ordered the 12-24 from B&H..so will post some photos when it arrives..
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I trust you are happy with your purchase as I'm waiting on delivery of my 15mm from B&H.
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