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03-28-2014, 08:00 AM   #1
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My newest gem 16-45 f/4

Bought this lens from the marketplace after viewing what it could do on Flikr

I had a wedding to take last weekend and decided to try it out on my second body.

Lets just say I didn't want shoot with anything else.

It was wide enough for me to get in close, had brilliant colors, and delivered everything I could ever want in a lens.

just wanted to tip my hat to this gem and I can't wait to see what it does this weekend in Texas when I shoot my second wedding with it.


Pics will roll once I dive into my edit.




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03-28-2014, 08:25 AM   #2
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That's the lens that convinced me to go with Pentax. I still hope for a WR non-* lens that does most of its work, like maybe the roadmap DA zoom.
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It's a very useful lens indoors, given enough light to not require a flash. I've been using a Sigma 28mm f1.8 more frequently but the 16-45 is nice. I used to use it as a general walkaround, but now use the 18-135 for its greater reach and WR. But if I'm at a conservatory or something, that 16-45 is in my bag for sure.
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dropped one of my photos with it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jimr-pdx Quote
That's the lens that convinced me to go with Pentax. I still hope for a WR non-* lens that does most of its work, like maybe the roadmap DA zoom.
a WR version would be perfect!

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The DA 16-45 was the lens that introduced me to UWA after 30 years of 35mm+ FL full frame shooting. My only down side is the vignetting at WA FL's when using flash in rare occasions. For available light, landscape and still life it's hard to fault and works exceptionally great with the older CCD sensors IME. It's a fine, low cost upgrade to the DA 18-55.
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There's been lots of raving about this lens, and it always ends up in my LBA list.

It covers the full frame circle from 22mm and up, I think. 24mm for sure, which is another reason I'm considering it in the future (I also shoot with a pentax ZX-M).
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When I bought my used K10D years ago I immediately bought the 16-45 just based on reviews vs. the original kit lens. And since I still have more filters for that lens, like a good polarizer, it still gets used.

The kiss picture is a keeper.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TER-OR Quote
When I bought my used K10D years ago I immediately bought the 16-45 just based on reviews vs. the original kit lens. And since I still have more filters for that lens, like a good polarizer, it still gets used.

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I did the same. When I bought my K10D new in Nov. 2007, I followed up and bought my first digital lens in Dec, 2006...a 16-45. Great lens.

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In Australia the kit on the DL2 was the Sigma. Soooo I bought a 16-45 and like the OP have done several weddings with it. Good lens for the money.
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I was very happy with my 16-45, and particularly pleased that it had those extra 2mm below 18mm. But then either the front component wobble got worse or my bodies became higher-resolution (well, the latter definitely happened), and I could see that the wobble was affecting the resolution. If you get a copy without the wobble, you should be very happy with the 16-45.
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