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12-08-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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Da12-24 just came in

Hi just got my DA 12-24 from B&H BF deals...
a few questions..is the focus motor supposed to be noisy? and jump a bit--clik clunk sometimes
how do I test if its a good copy? sometimes the bottom left corner is not so sharp,sometimes its ok & sometimes both rt & left bottom corners are not sharp..is it just distortion?
any setting on the K5II to adjust distortion? or is it PS/Lightroom tasks
PF can be bad at times,how to remove..mostly metal edges against sky
how does the quick shift focus work? if I try to manual focus while holding down shutter 1/2 way, its not very happy my DA*300 & DA70 work fine
overall its a bright lens with good contrast I think,but need better light to test it outdoors more
Thanks alot...

12-08-2013, 09:11 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Shanti Quote
if I try to manual focus while holding down shutter 1/2 way, its not very happy
Just turn the focusing ring at any time that the AF motor is not engaged (i.e. when not half-pressing, or after AF-S has locked focus).

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12-08-2013, 11:09 PM   #3
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I have no problems with my copy. a bit noisy but no more than other Pentax screw lenses.

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12-09-2013, 07:04 AM   #4
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my Pentax DA 12-24/4 the other hand, I do not know how it was used first owner, I bought it without packaging, use it for a couple of years and I have no problem to use it outdoors recommend mandatory use eyeshadow, my recommendation everyone who need a very wide angle lens + very a useful millimeters from 20mm to 24mm

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