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04-12-2008, 03:27 PM   #16
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Wow, that is sharp. 16-50 has better bokeh and colour.

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I would say 16-50 ! sharp and fast, LUXURY~!

16-45? not so fast and not a big difference over the 18-55
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My vote goes to 16-50

This is a 100% crop from a portrait, just to show you how sharp this lens can be... sorry if I frightened some one with his bad skin and messy moustache

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thanks everyone

thanks a lot.

i think i'll buy the lens in NYC.

16-50 i think !

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16-45

i bought 16-45 because the only 16-50 i found was defect !
it had front focus a lot ! and was a bit soft.
a big gamble !

i'm very happy and i have spent 250 $ less !

with no problems !







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I picked up a 16-45 as well about 2 weeks ago. I haven't used it much but so far it looks good. Someday, I'll pick up a DA*16-50 but the 16-45 does very well, so I'm happy.
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The 16-45 is a very sharp lens. In fact I compared it to one of my favorites the Canon 17-40 and found that the 16-45 was sharper at the wide end. I also own the 16-50. At f5.6 to f 11.0, I would have difficulty in seeing a difference between these two lenses. It really comes down to your budget and shooting requirements. They both have constant apertures which is significant. The 16-45 is sharper wide open at f4.0 than is the 16-50 at f2.8. That is my opinion.

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Ps...A sample shot with the 16-45 followed by the 16-50. Interestingly, both shot at 28mm.

You may view larger samples of these images at: PublishedWorks Photo Gallery by Benjamin Kanarek at pbase.com
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Ben,

I just have to say that your photography is awesome!!! These sample photos are fantastic! I have been reading your posts since I joined this forum, and you have just impressed the socks off of me!

Another thing that I appreciate about your posts is your honesty. I like someone that tells it like it is - good or bad. You are a definite asset to this forum.

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Agreed Ben, excellent shots. The 16-45 is a very good lens from my first shots with it. Size is nice to compared to the much larger DA*. What would be really nice is a sharp DA*24-105 f2.8 or 4. Something like that would be a great walk around and studio lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Agreed Ben, excellent shots. The 16-45 is a very good lens from my first shots with it. Size is nice to compared to the much larger DA*. What would be really nice is a sharp DA*24-105 f2.8 or 4. Something like that would be a great walk around and studio lens.
Well, that is where the DA*50-135 f2.8 lens comes in. Now "THAT" is a "Brutally" sharp example.
I wish I could use it for a real shoot...So far haven't had the opportunity. As I have said in several posts, I rarely shoot over 50-70 mm.

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My vote is in for the 16-45mm, as you can see from my sig. Besides being sharp to the edges and rendering very nicely, it's lighter, wider and cheaper. My Pentaxium shots were done with this lens on a trip to County Clare, Ireland. To wit:

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QuoteOriginally posted by rparmar Quote
My vote is in for the 16-45mm, as you can see from my sig. Besides being sharp to the edges and rendering very nicely, it's lighter, wider and cheaper. My Pentaxium shots were done with this lens on a trip to County Clare, Ireland.
What a beautiful image! Wow! Great work!
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rparmar, If that shot doesn't sell a couple dozen of these nothing will. Excellent shot in all regards.
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A deeply moving image...Bravo!

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Love the shot too rparmar. Ben, yours just blow me away. Always liked your work. Must be that great Canadian blood! The first shot, as I mentioned before, is a dead ringer for my daughter. Cheers and now that the Wake is over on your decision to part with Pentax... life can move on! Cheers JIMBO
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