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08-09-2008, 04:44 AM   #31
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I had one Sold it bought it again
I bought Dave's, love it, and wouldn't dream of selling it! Thanks Dave!!

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Glad you are happy with it - it took me a few weeks for seller' remorse but I found the cure
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Congratulations Lance. Welcome to the "wide side zoom" club! I've really enjoyed my 12-24. I had been worried with all the complaints of severe pf, but I have not found it to be much of a problem. I use screw in grad ND's instead of the P Conklin's and I don't have the vignetting problem, on the other hand, I don't have the versatility of the Conklin system. It's a tradeoff I guess. In any event, my 12-24 is one of my most used and favorite lenses, and you can't beat the versitility of the zoom. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I have enjoyed mine.
A couple of recent shots:




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Congratulations Lance. Welcome to the "wide side zoom" club! I've really enjoyed my 12-24. I had been worried with all the complaints of severe pf, but I have not found it to be much of a problem. I use screw in grad ND's instead of the P Conklin's and I don't have the vignetting problem, on the other hand, I don't have the versatility of the Conklin system. It's a tradeoff I guess. In any event, my 12-24 is one of my most used and favorite lenses, and you can't beat the versitility of the zoom. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I have enjoyed mine.
Thank you for the congratulatory wishes.

And a nice set of photos as examples!

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Blprrrrrrrrrrr.... sorry..,. Drool all over the keyboard.

Can you post a 1:1 crop of the upper left corner of the third picture? (Showing bridge segment with strong backlight).

About a month ago, I "test drove" this same lens at the local Pentax joint but only checked in my K20D screen and noticed some severe puple fringing at the corners, so I decided to stall the purchase for a while. But I am still craving for an extreme wide...

My wide glass arsenal: A 15/3.5, FA 20/2.8, FA*24/2 and FA 28/2.8, none of which have seen the light since switching from film to digital.

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There is some PF in the OOF areas here, but I do not find them too bad for a WA.



Adjusted in photoshop to remove PF etc:

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Lance, glad you got the 12-24. We will see some incredible shots now. It is a great lens. On my list to acquire one day.
Dump the Cokin P size filters/holder and pick up the bigger Cokin pro Z or Pro X setup. They shouldn't vignette. The 12-24 deserves to be used at 12mm without restrictions!
Enjoy the new lens!
thanks for reinforcing my LBA.
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Lance, glad you got the 12-24. We will see some incredible shots now.
Thank you for your kind words, Barondla. Much appreciated.

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Dump the Cokin P size filters/holder and pick up the bigger Cokin pro Z or Pro X setup. They shouldn't vignette.
Yes, this may have to be my option. Unfortunately, the P series Cokin is quite small and fits into my camera bags reasonably easily, but the Z Pro series is quite big and will make fitting it into my bag a problem. I might just have to bite the bullet and do because as you say, the whole idea is to use the DA12-24 at the 12mm end and ND grads are more essential the wider you go, IMO.

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Enjoy the new lens!
I couldn't agree more!

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thanks for reinforcing my LBA.
My pleasure.

And thank you again for your kind words.
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I finally was able to scrape up the last bit of cash to buy a DA 12-24. I hope to have it by the weekend.

Assuming that it gets here no later than Friday, then I know what I'll be doing this weekend!

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a 2nd hand one in mint condition just went for about $500US in the Marketplace ... bugger i missed out.
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After seeing this and another 12-24 thread, I really am tempted...
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You guys are bad.... I mean it. After this thread, I could not hold my LBA and as of today, even with a heavy rain, I drove downtown, scouted for a parking space for more than half hour, got myself soaked and walked straight though the local pentax dealer's doors...

After a few chats with the guys, and with a guilty face , a hidden smile and my brand new DA 12-24 f/4 wrapped in several plastic bags, I ran back to my car and drove back home.

Now, since its still pouring dogs and cats outside, I just can't wait to take it out for a spin.. that is, shoot some frames.. buaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Here's one more ya :-) - confirming my re-purchase decesion.

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Gonna pile on. I don't use the 12-24 much, but sometimes, it is the go-to lens.



(vignetting added in PP)
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so is the Cokin P series (vignetting) not the way to go with the 12-24?
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