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06-21-2008, 07:35 AM   #1
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My new portrait lens arrived (70 Ltd)

Yesterday my Pentax DA 70mm f/2.4 Ltd. arrived.

I am already in love with it, here is my first shot, straight out of the camera - no PP except reduced the size for web:

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... and with a little unsharp mask:

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... and a crop with no PP:

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K20D with 70 Ltd
Aperture: f/3.2
Shutter: 1/60
ISO: 400

Comments are (as always) welcome.

06-21-2008, 07:52 AM   #2
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Da 700

Congratulations on the new lens Henrik!. You have already put it to good use.

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06-21-2008, 08:11 AM   #3
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This is a great shot. Yep I think you have a keeper lens.
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Yet another lens that's on my short LBA list......along with the 50-135.

06-21-2008, 11:13 AM   #5
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Thanks...

Loving it more for every shot I take with it.

Here's one of my chocolate brown labrador:
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Loving the shake reduction to since this is at 70mm with 1/15
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Wow! Nice! I've gotta put that one on my short list if I go pro again.
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Henrik, awesome photos, and I'm really smiling because this was exactly my reaction the first time I shot with the 70. Like butter.
06-21-2008, 02:14 PM   #8
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It truly is an amazing lens.

If I was told that I could only keep two lenses, everything else had to go, then I would keep the 70 Ltd. for portraits and the 21 Ltd. for scenery. I just love these new small limiteds. It really is a shame that the DA 40 Ltd. isn't f/2 or faster... oh well...

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Great shots all. It's my next lens to be sure. I've just got to have at least one of those Limited lenses.
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Lovely color and textural rendering, Henrik! Looking forward to seeing more from you with this lens, and perhaps you'll post some with the DA 21 Ltd. as well?
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QuoteOriginally posted by KFrog Quote
Great shots all. It's my next lens to be sure. I've just got to have at least one of those Limited lenses.
Buy one and the rest will follow It is called LBA and there is no cure
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QuoteOriginally posted by christinelandon Quote
Lovely color and textural rendering, Henrik! Looking forward to seeing more from you with this lens, and perhaps you'll post some with the DA 21 Ltd. as well?

Thank you all for your nice comments.

I posted some PP'ed shots of the 21 Ltd here:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/30490-shots-pentax-da-21...tml#post274124
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The start of a growing list of LTD series

Great shots

cheers
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Congrads on the lens. The shots are definitely worth it
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The start of a growing list of LTD series

Great shots

cheers
Well, this is my third so

I love all three but I am thinking of swapping my 43 Ltd. for a 31 Ltd. Not due to quality (which is amazing on the 43 Ltd.) but only due to focal lenth. The 21 & 70 are my walkaround kit and the 43 Ltd is my indoor low light lens, but I often want just a tad wider... oh well - I'll probably end up owning both 31 & 43 since I don't think I can part with the great 43 Ltd
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