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12-19-2008, 08:40 AM   #61
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Diego, Mike - You have me sold on the DA70, it's on my post-Christmas shopping list. By the way, I have the DA35 and it's pretty damned good.

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Macca > It's one fantastic lens that I should be using more. I find myself using the 21 and 40 most of the time. Man, that DA35 would complete my essentials. Maybe I'll just get a good close-up filter for my 40.
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Diego - The DA35's pretty much become my standard lens, and it is very, very sharp. I guess once I've added the 70 to my collection, I should look at the 21. I'm not sure about the 40, as it's very close to the 35 in focal length terms, although I my nearest Pentax dealer has told me all the Limited Primes offer top drawer performance.
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I have the DA70 Ltd. but don't use it as much as I liked to do. The DA70 is the longest lens I'm ever going to buy/have(if I don't get interested in macro, then I'm going for the Tamron 90mm or Sigma 105mm).
I just got my brand new DA12-24mm and love it. This one is going to be mounted on my K20D forever

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Nothing special about these, standard menu shots. The DA70 was pretty much the only lens I used at last week's shoot:





I did love the shoot though because (1) all the stuff was edible, (2) we would eat any sushi after we shot it and (3) I LOVE SUSHI!
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Hey, Soccerjoe5, those shots look pretty good to me.

With all this talk about the DA70, how about a photo of one?

I know I could have worked to make the background a little nicer, but I got lazy!


Photo made with the Pentax M100 f4.0 macro. What a lens!

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Was bored the other day since our internet was down. Decided to play around with some strobes and do some self-portraits haha.

Even at "just" f/4 (I think that's the aperture I used most of the time), the shots were freakishly sharp. I mean I had "too much" detail, all my pores and blemishes showed up.
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I really love your work Diego. Your still life stuff is really pure and simple. I appreciate sparseness.

Ben


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70

The 70 is a mean piece of glass... really small and light, but still fast and extremely capable wide-open. The sharpness/contrast of the lens are pretty incredible for something @f2.4 and as small as it is. It definitely has personality - moreso than the DA21 I thought. I see it as kind of a very 'surgical' lens with a modern high contrast rendering personality.

A few examples:

f2.8


f3.5


f4


f5.6


f4.5


f3.5


f2.8


f2.4


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QuoteOriginally posted by soccerjoe5 Quote

Was bored the other day since our internet was down. Decided to play around with some strobes and do some self-portraits haha.

Even at "just" f/4 (I think that's the aperture I used most of the time), the shots were freakishly sharp. I mean I had "too much" detail, all my pores and blemishes showed up.
Great work with strobes as usual. I prefer sharp portraits, but sometimes my female subject does not.
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QuoteOriginally posted by benjikan Quote
I really love your work Diego. Your still life stuff is really pure and simple. I appreciate sparseness.

Ben
QuoteOriginally posted by asdf Quote
Great work with strobes as usual. I prefer sharp portraits, but sometimes my female subject does not.
Many thanks Ben and asdf (sorry I don't know your first name, buddy)
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The shots look great, the food looks even better!

What an awesome job; shoot good looking food then you get to eat it!

QuoteOriginally posted by soccerjoe5 Quote
I loved the DA70 in my latest shoot
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QuoteOriginally posted by legacyb4 Quote
The shots look great, the food looks even better!

What an awesome job; shoot good looking food then you get to eat it!
Thank you!
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Thank you!
You deserve it!

Again Well Done!!!

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Just had another shoot for a new restaurant this weekend. Despite the sucky tethered shooting speed and the lack of flexibility because of my using of primes, it's afterwards I remember why I'm using Pentax and why I'm using these amazing DA Limiteds.

Just opened the photos and here's a sample of how amazingly sharp this DA70 is. My apologies though, nothing special about the shot, no tweaks yet or anything.



Here it is when I checked where I focused, since it was "only" at f/5!

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