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08-16-2015, 04:30 AM   #16
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That sunset image above convinces me that it is in a different league than the 16-50 when it comes too flare...

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A scenic from Iceland with the 16-85. Although it has less reach, I prefer it to the 18-135 which will eventually go on the market.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
That sunset image above convinces me that it is in a different league than the 16-50 when it comes too flare...
That may be so. At 16mm:



And at 48mm:

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The images here certainly show this lens should be on my "someday" list! Fantastic pictures, everyone!

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A couple of critter pics with the 16-85:



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Well, I bit the bullet.Here are the first few test shots:







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A blatant rip off of the 18-135 thread I know.However I am contemplating upgrading from it to the 16-85 for the extra wide end and better IQ.What are people's thoughts and any images you can share would be appreciated.
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Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. The 16mm images certainly standout compared to the 18mm images in the 18-135 thread. But then so does the lack of the 85 to 135 range, but hey, we're only a couple of pages in.
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Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. The 16mm images certainly standout compared to the 18mm images in the 18-135 thread. But then so does the lack of the 85 to 135 range, but hey, we're only a couple of pages in.
I'll try and concentrate on the 85mm end and crop if necessary to see how it compares.Initial reaction is that the extra 2mm at the wide end helps and it is sharp edge to edge.(Still have fond memories of my 18-135 and got some great photos with it)


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With all the love I got for the 16-85, it's time I shared a few pics here:

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A comparison of 16 vs 85mm to show the range (not technically the best)



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I find that for me, the main perk (apart from the excellent IQ, plus DC and WR) is the 16mm wide angle. I come from the 17-70, and that single mm at the wide end has made a world of difference.

The longer 85mm also means that I swap lenses much less often. My 60-250 has been the looser in this exchange, since now I feel the need to mount it less often.

My only gripe so far with the 16-85 is that at 16mm, the built-in flash casts a shadow. I'll have to learn not to rely on it, or to always mount my external flash.

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With some rain and clouds coming in this weekend, hoping to make good use of the 16-85 next couple of days. A few more shots from the lens:



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I really like that lens, it's a versatile lens, here is some shots.






Thank you so much, Leopold. The 16-85 has been on my radar up to the point where I saw your beautiful shots...now it's purchase is being shoe-horned in to my grocery and clothing budget...
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Beautiful shots, everyone!
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Geyser going off in Iceland, but not THE "geysir" = the original and source of the word. It is nearby to the left, but following an Earthquake some years back it went quiescent. This one pops about every 5-7 minutes. As you can see from the clouds and coats, it was heavily overcast and at times drizzly.

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The smoke ATM is killing contrast (and my lungs), but this is becoming my go-to lens. And to my genuine surprise, the K3 is a decent camera for sports. They really should've cancelled the game yesterday though, due to the awful air conditions.

The last picture shows what rain clouds look like in comparison, both that and the picture above it show Mt. Jumbo (the one with the L).
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Some good shots from Missoula. Hopefully there'll some rain soon.
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