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04-24-2015, 12:48 PM   #1
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Hoya hmc wide-auto 24mm f/2.8

I've had this lens for almost a year now and really enjoy the focal length. Contrast is poor, though, and it seems quite soft (but I may be to blame as I don't think my manual focusing skills are up to par - with or without focus peaking, which I really don't enjoy, at least on my k-01). Post processing is a must, and I am sometimes pleased by the results. I am definitely yearning for a 21mm ltd, though...

(I saw there was an old thread from 2011 concerning this apparently rare lens - not sure if I should have unearthed it or not).

A few shots from this last weekend (grayish overcast skies for the outside shots) :

04-24-2015, 01:01 PM   #2
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That 21-28mm focus range is good, a nice natural view.
I have a Sigma 28mm f1.8 which gives good service. I also lucked into a DA21mm pretty cheaply, and it's really fun.

I was looking at some of the older Sigma 24mm lenses before getting those.

Your images have a real film "look" to them. Nicely done.
04-24-2015, 01:56 PM   #3
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Thanks, Ter-ror. Yes, great range in the 20's. I also like the 40mm (for candid portraits) and am uncomfortable above 50.
And the film-like quality is probably this lens' greatest asset, to me!

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