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02-11-2007, 10:41 AM   #1
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Pentax 16-45 Lens

Yesterday while doing my shoot I basically shot with all primes. I did one with the 16-45. Today using the 16-45 exclusively, IMHO I can see no perceptible difference in quality between the primes and the zoom...I am awestruck!

In fact the last beauty shot I posted was the 16-45 at about 40mm..

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02-11-2007, 12:05 PM   #2
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I purchased the 16-45 last December. I am very impressed with it but need to experiment further in and outdoor. Edmonton weather hovering at -20c lately deters my venture into nature. As a fellow canadian you know what I mean.

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That is a scary statement. It could change my whole lens buying program. If you used it at the wider end I would be most interested in your opinion on the 18-28 range.
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I picked up a K100D w/18-55 kit lens about a week ago. I've been enjoying it much and am now in the market for a good wide prime.

One of the things I've been pondering is the quality difference between the DA 18-55 and the DA 16-45. Has anyone done any comparisons? The 16-45 looks to be a high end effort while the 18-55 looks to be more of an affordable kit lens.

If the 16-45 were good enough, I might not need a wide prime.


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If size, weight and f/4 maximal aperture is not a problem to you, then for most purposes there would be little or no benefit of using a prime lenses. Although I do not own DA 16-45 I had an opportunity to compare it to DA 18-55 and it is *much* better at the wide end in all respects.

I was also considering a prime for indoor and landscape photography (FA 20 and DA 21 were high on my list) but I have decided to go with a good zoom. I am now waiting to learn more about the upcoming DA 17-70 before making final decision.

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For me the problems with the 16-45 were the size, only f4 and the edge sharpness.. The edge sharpness I only really noticed in landscapes though.. All-in-all it is an amazing lens at the price.. better value IMO than the canon 17-40/4L

the 16-45 is certainly a decent step up from the kit...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tom Brown Quote
One of the things I've been pondering is the quality difference between the DA 18-55 and the DA 16-45.
Haven't found the 18-55 as super worse than the 16-45 as people infer. And one review actually found the 16-45 soft (but loved the K10D)!

This quick shot for an ebay auction was just done today with the $79.95 18-55mm lens on my K10D. Seems fine even with web reduction.

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QuoteOriginally posted by regken Quote
That is a scary statement. It could change my whole lens buying program. If you used it at the wider end I would be most interested in your opinion on the 18-28 range.
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It was shot at 28mm. Check the EXIF info file when you down load the image.

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Beautiful shot, Ben.
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16-45 lens

Finally got a sunny day to test the 16-45. Condition were -20c, pull the exif for details.

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16-45 lens

I forgot to mention my images posted as outdoor test for 16-45 lens were only resized to fit the post and not alter or corrected in any way. Resize was complete using Adobe Elements.
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