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07-06-2017, 08:39 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
The 20-40 is weather sealed. The others are not. Any lens should take a few drops of water presuming you dry it off immediately, but generally speaking, rain isn't good for non weather sealed equipment.
The 16-85 is WR the same as the 20-40.

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QuoteOriginally posted by timb64 Quote
The 16-85 is WR the same as the 20-40.
The 16-85 is not a Limited lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
The 16-85 is not a Limited lens.
Never said it was.
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As already stated, the DA20-40 is the only Limited with weather sealing. I had a copy briefly, but returned it, so my experience is with the non-WR versions.

If I were travelling with a crop camera to somewhere where bad weather was expected, I would take my DA*16-50 and DA55-300, and maybe the DA*55 and DFA100WR for low light and macro respectively. My recent trip to Italy was in summer, so all my Limiteds (15, 21, 31, 35, 43 and 77) came along

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QuoteOriginally posted by timb64 Quote
Never said it was.
The question I responded to was about Limited lenses. Your post had nothing to do with the question.
Go back and read the thread.
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Hi there timb64. This is the question Wheatfield was answering:

QuoteOriginally posted by Ronaldtromso Quote
Does anyone have any experience with the limited lenses in the rain? Can they handle a few drops or should you be very careful?
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For travel and landscapes, it's hard to beat the DA 16-85. I also own a limited trio (15, 21, 35); but when traveling I often need the flexibility of a zoom. And the 16-85 does very well for landscapes:

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
The question I responded to was about Limited lenses. Your post had nothing to do with the question.
Go back and read the thread.
My error, I apologise

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QuoteOriginally posted by northcoastgreg Quote
For travel and landscapes, it's hard to beat the DA 16-85. I also own a limited trio (15, 21, 35); but when traveling I often need the flexibility of a zoom. And the 16-85 does very well for landscapes:
And I concur - one of the best zooms ever, but especially for the price.




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I have a two lens travel kit that works for me, perhaps not for you. I carry the DA 12-24 and the DA 55-300. Compared to my full kit, it's nearly weightless and covers an awful lot of focal lengths.
This combination works for me too. For nature photography, Australia seems suited to long or wide (and macro).

If I had a 16-xx zoom, the 12-24 might get fewer outings in a two-lens kit.

For a one-lens kit, it's usually the DA 18-135.

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FA 43

My landscape images that downloaded in Shutterstock taken by FA 43mm

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I would say keep using your 18-135mm, since I've seen some impressive travel shots from it posted, including landscape. Also, it has WR, and it has the ability to quickly zoom to get a closeup of a companion's portrait in some very good photographic environments. Then add the DA 12-24mm f/4, and a fast prime for low light.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Des Quote
This combination works for me too. For nature photography, Australia seems suited to long or wide (and macro).

If I had a 16-xx zoom, the 12-24 might get fewer outings in a two-lens kit.

For a one-lens kit, it's usually the DA 18-135.
I do substitute theDA* 16-50 for the DA 12-24 on occasion, but I find that my photography history finds the gap between 24 and 55 can be covered by cropping a 24mm image. My original rationale to taking the 12-24 and 55-300 was that 55/24 is only a bit more than the 1960's era 2x focal length gaps and I thought I would try it out. I find the focal lengths below 16mm have grown on me. On the other hand, my 16-50 has a certain cachet to its images.
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I have the DA* 16-50/2.8 but plan to replace it with the 15 Limited + the 20-40 Limited zoom. Then add that new compact 55-300 zoom lens. Cannot imagine a more compact and large focal length range outfit. The main reason for replacing the 16-50 is flare performance.
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