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02-21-2007, 11:24 AM   #1
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Zenitar 16mm

Where are all the Zenitar 16mm owners? I'm very tempted to order this lens. Would like to see some photos with this lens. And all so hear some Pro's and cons about it.

02-21-2007, 11:40 AM   #2
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Just the one I have online ftm:

*ist DS, Zenitar 16FE, London Eye, London, England, 2005

Pros: A good lens, or very good considering the price, pretty versatile as you can make nice rectlinear pictures as well if you don't go too wide or print to big (corner stretching). Flares easily but in the most cases it's easy to PP the little spot that really affects the pictures. Sweet spot at f/5.6-f/8
Cons: Soft, or pretty much useless, at f/2.8 which is good for setting the focus only imo.
Special: Nice for some extreme panos.
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Hmmm, I think someone posted a thread called "Show me your Fisheye" in the gallery. I'll re-edit this post with a link when I find it.

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https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/2841-show-me-your-fisheye-shots.html

Enjoy!!

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02-21-2007, 03:31 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alvin Quote
Hmmm, I think someone posted a thread called "Show me your Fisheye" in the gallery. I'll re-edit this post with a link when I find it.

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https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/2841-show-me-your-fisheye-shots.html

Enjoy!!
Thanks for the link Alvin..

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Thanks for the link Alvin..
Anytime!
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Some people just like to show off...;-))

02-22-2007, 08:31 AM   #7
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From all the shots I've been seeing, this just might be my next lens since the 50mm 1.4 is so damn hard to come by.
02-22-2007, 09:16 AM   #8
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Okay, so can somebody tell me who else sells these besides ebay? And where can I find the kmount? I've only seen the M42 version.

02-22-2007, 09:52 AM   #9
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I think everyone buys them from a guy on ebay. I'd either check the "other forum" or see which seller on ebay sells the most of them. I believe they also have a standalone website.
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Search for the seller zenitar at eBay. Victor is the well known source having sold most of the Zenitar 16FE lenses to many of us.
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Thanks for the info guys. I think I have ran into some luck and will getting one from a fellow member. hopefully the deal goes thru and I'll have one in my hand soon.. yahooo
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Just a quick comment.

Be careful not to lose the lens cap from that baby. They are an odd shape and cannot be replaced if lost.

Mine is sorta lost. It's floating in the River Humber somewhere last seen headed for germany
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