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03-09-2016, 01:10 PM   #31
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Great picture from your flickr and interresting review ! I would think the only issue this lens has from reading it is that it need f/8 to get great sharpness so that if you lack a bit of light, you might have prefered at larger apperture.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Nicolas06 Quote
Great picture from your flickr and interresting review ! I would think the only issue this lens has from reading it is that it need f/8 to get great sharpness so that if you lack a bit of light, you might have prefered at larger apperture.
I tested it on a Siemens star and found that at f/8 centre sharpness was best at the long end (which I use most) - that doesn't mean that f/5.6 wouldn't yield acceptable sharpness for some people, it depends on individual preferences and standards. We also need to remember that we are talking about an affordable lens here, for great sharpness wide open at the extreme ends of the zoom range one needs to put a lot more money on the table for professional level glass
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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
I tested it on a Siemens star and found that at f/8 centre sharpness was best at the long end (which I use most) - that doesn't mean that f/5.6 wouldn't yield acceptable sharpness for some people, it depends on individual preferences and standards. We also need to remember that we are talking about an affordable lens here, for great sharpness wide open at the extreme ends of the zoom range one needs to put a lot more money on the table for professional level glass
Oh sure... If there was lightweight/small lens doing better available that would be different, but it doesn't exist I think.

Your photos show that anyway it is quite possible to make quite good shots with it !!!

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11-03-2016, 03:41 PM   #34
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So a few months after, the gear did wonder, a simple 55-300 in the end. I got lot of greats photos! I am very happy!

Here the report thread with many nice photos included: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/333152-safa...00-report.html

Thanks again guys for your help

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