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05-21-2008, 04:57 PM   #16
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the fisheye tak looks very interesting since it's nice and compact
the colours look very nice too, look forward to more FE photos

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The 17/4 SMC Tak is one of my favourite lenses, and I use it a LOT. It's ALWAYS with me, since it's so small.

What does it do well?

Landscapes:


Perspectives:


Handheld night shots:


Closeups:


People:


Distortion is there if you know how to use it, or gone if you know how to hide it. One of the best lenses in my arsenel, for sure.
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How close can you get to a subject?????
If it is pretty close than it sounds like a worth-while lens to get.
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Min focus distance is labeled at 0.2m on the scale, but it moves past that to somewhere between 0.15-0.18m I think, so 15-18cm from the focal plane. That translates to maybe...10cm from the front of the lens? The acorn above is very near min focus distance...the large DOF and background make for lots of creative possibilities with closeups....

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Warning: Thread hijack!!

The 17/4 SMC Tak is one of my favourite lenses, and I use it a LOT. It's ALWAYS with me, since it's so small.

What does it do well?

Landscapes:
Perspectives:
Handheld night shots:
Closeups:
People:

Distortion is there if you know how to use it, or gone if you know how to hide it. One of the best lenses in my arsenel, for sure.
Agreed. Nice photos to show your points.
Here are a couple to reinforce your points 2 & 3:
BTW the K10D does not have a "17mm" setting on the Shake Reduction, as I guess there are no K mount lenses with this focal length, but 18 seems to work fine
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QuoteOriginally posted by d.bradley Quote
Min focus distance is labeled at 0.2m on the scale, but it moves past that to somewhere between 0.15-0.18m I think, so 15-18cm from the focal plane. That translates to maybe...10cm from the front of the lens? The acorn above is very near min focus distance...the large DOF and background make for lots of creative possibilities with closeups....
Thanks for the info mate.
This lens sounds more promising by the minute ... although finding one out there might be a bit harder than first thought. I think it will be on my to get list though.
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I may have a non-smc version up for sale soon...

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I may have a non-smc version up for sale soon...
Don't tell me that ... I thought I had cured LBA for a while.
My wife will kill me
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How is the SMC 17mm f4 K version priced?
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much more than the Zenitar 16mm
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Okay...

How is the 16mm zenitar priced then... ?? Anyone knows the price of the 17mm?
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check on ebay for the zenitar
the 17mm is hard to find which makes it pricey
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Okay...

How is the 16mm zenitar priced then... ?? Anyone knows the price of the 17mm?
Prices on the Zenitar 16/2.8 have gone up in recent months. Current pricing on rugift.com is:

M-42 mount $199 USD
Pentax K (non-A) $205 USD
Shipping is an additional $30 USD

Delivery takes about a month.

The various eBay stores are similarly priced.

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I just boght a Zenitar 16mm off a forum member ... it is in transit ... in EX condition (one spec of dust in it) .... $175US
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