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06-22-2016, 08:53 PM   #16
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Someone just posted today in the film forum I think, that they use the 16-45 as a full frame 20-45mm f4 lens on their film cameras, saying it only vignettes from 16-19mm. So no reason to sell it so soon after getting a K-1

I like mine a lot (on APSC of course)

06-22-2016, 09:18 PM   #17
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I have a 16-45. First digital lens I bought for my new K10D. Good lens. Better than the 18-55, but not as good as the 12-24. No surprise as the 12-24 is a really great lens and quit a bit more dollars than the 16-45.

I have to admit, I mostly use my 12-24 for wide angle shots, rarely use my 16-45 and never use my 18-55.
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I paid $300 for my brand-new DA 16-45 when Willoughby's in New York was closing them out a few years ago. I bought it just in case the SDM in my DA* 16-50 ever gave me trouble. I think it's a solid lens and if you can pick up a leftover new or gently used example at a good price, I say go for it. It may not become your favorite lens, but it'll earn a place in your kit, be surprisingly useful and give solid results. Definitely a step up from the kit lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bessa-66 Quote
You wouldn't happen to be selling in Australia would you?
Perhaps. I am not sure. The shipping will be more than US. Otherwise, the price will be more than competitive based on going used lens rates.

I am gonna try to list the 16-45 along with other Pentax gear this week. I ended up selling a few items on another forum that hardly had any Pentax activity but now gets Pentax items listed and bought and sold more regularly.

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Occasionally my wife takes the 16-45 off her K5 to put on another lens. I bought it for her with the K10D. She would be terribly disappointed if something happened to her lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Erikka Quote
I absolutely love this lens, yes it's old now, and I believe it's been put out to pasture (correct me if wrong) but anyone else have and love it as much as I do? if it ever dies beyond repair and I can't find another I'll be crushed heh
I paid only $100 for my first one, via Craigslist, that was a bargain.
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The main issue for me is the severe wobble in the front barrel. It's enough to affect edge performance. I don't believe it can be fixed, at least not practically.
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I have it and lives on my K-01, which makes it a bigger oddball but the weak AA filter in the K-01 really suit this lens and makes for a good second camera. The K3 has the K 50mm 1.4 on it most other days, so the 16-45 is the wide choice for now.

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QuoteOriginally posted by btnapa Quote
Perhaps. I am not sure. The shipping will be more than US. Otherwise, the price will be more than competitive based on going used lens rates.

I am gonna try to list the 16-45 along with other Pentax gear this week. I ended up selling a few items on another forum that hardly had any Pentax activity but now gets Pentax items listed and bought and sold more regularly.
Fair enough. Shipping from the US is so expensive!
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Ended up buying the lens!
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QuoteOriginally posted by bessa-66 Quote
Ended up buying the lens!
And ?
How did it pan out?
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And ?
How did it pan out?
I'm waiting for it in the post! I'll definitely update when I get it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bessa-66 Quote
I'm waiting for it in the post! I'll definitely update when I get it.
Be careful with that lens hood - if you keep it on and put the camera down on a flat surface with the lens extended you'll be placing a lot of lateral stress on the lens barrel and you'll end up with the deadly front barrel wobble.
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Be careful with that lens hood - if you keep it on and put the camera down on a flat surface with the lens extended you'll be placing a lot of lateral stress on the lens barrel and you'll end up with the deadly front barrel wobble.
I'll keep that in mind! I generally take them off cos they hide the distance scale.
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I'll keep that in mind! I generally take them off cos they hide the distance scale.
bessa-66 the only "odd" quirk about the 16-45 is you zoon out ( full extension for wide angle) a bit backwards than other lenses heh
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