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02-01-2018, 03:48 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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APS-C wide angle comparison (Laowa 15/4 macro, HD 16-85, HD 15/4 limited, K5IIs)

Hi guys, I had a chance to do comparison shots with the three lenses mentioned in the title, the images were processed without any profile corrections, using identical WB, while the exposure was adjusted individually. I used a K5IIs.
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thank you for the sample images.

looking at the starburst effect on HD15ltd sample and am sure I will never let go of my old green ring 15ltd.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pakinjapan Quote
thank you for the sample images.

looking at the starburst effect on HD15ltd sample and am sure I will never let go of my old green ring 15ltd.
yeah it has its merits if you like it..my smc version has sadly disintegrated after a lot of abuse
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QuoteOriginally posted by stanic Quote
Hi guys, I had a chance to do comparison shots with the three lenses mentioned in the title, the images were processed without any profile corrections, using identical WB, while the exposure was adjusted individually. I used a K5IIs.
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I would love to see larger samples - or 100% crops from various portions. The overall impression I get is that the HD 15 Pentax rendered the sky and mountains better (perhaps just a contrast thing) but the foreground appears perhaps softer?

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here you go mate
seems like when uploading directly to the forum, quality drops significantly
the 15/4 limited is definitely with least amount of reflections
the Laowa colour rendering, especially of the sky, is also visibly different
as for sharpness, I'd say they are all pretty similar

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... the DA15/4 seems to me too the one with the highest resolution in Details
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