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07-17-2008, 06:11 AM   #1
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DA16-45 softness in portrait format


I have recently purchased the K20D and the 16-45 zoom with it. Later I learned as others have discovered that when the camera is tilted for verticals, the top of the vertical becomes softer than the bottom.

One reported that after replacement, his was improved somewhat. Anyone else here had any luck with replacements of this lens?


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possible decentering issue? the right side is softer than the left on your lens?
07-17-2008, 06:53 AM   #3
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Check your technique, probably not holding the camera square, i do this all the time.
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I haven't been aware of this or seen the discussions... OK I will not get worried about this... though I suppose I'll need to test it now.

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Had my 16-45 since Dec/07 with a K10D. Portraits are razer sharp.
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Possibly a depth-of-field issue if the camera is pointed somewhat up or down?
07-17-2008, 05:26 PM   #7
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DA16-45 softness in verticals

From what I have read on dpreview, the weight of the lens when the camera is tilted introduces softness at the upper part of the vertical.

I have not noticed this in the horizontal position- left/differential. At first I thought it was losing detail near the edges of the frame, until I saw that the opposite side was much better.

Others have suggested that this is due to some looseness in the construction and that is to be accepted. I hope I can get a better replacement, as this is new.

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never noticed it, what happens if you turn the camera around the other way (180 degrees)?


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