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04-04-2009, 09:55 PM   #1
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FOV compare 21Ltd to 31Ltd

I didn't try to take these from exactly the same spot but it's pretty close and I think it gives a pretty good example of the different field of views between these two lenses.
I slightly straightened the 21mm pic.
Steptoe Butte in Washington state, gps coordinates in the exif data.






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Interesting.
What strikes me is how well the “lowly” 21 compares to the “mighty” 31.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bart Quote
Interesting.
What strikes me is how well the “lowly” 21 compares to the “mighty” 31.
These are the conditions the 21 thrives in. I want the 31 because I think it would be my perfect focal length and speed, but if I were out there I'd probably be walking around with the 21 on primarily instead.
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I actually found a couple of my own. I hope you don't mind, Eaglerapids.

Nothing spectacular, mind you:







Taken from the same spot, moments apart - well, make that minutes: I did have to swap lenses.

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Nothing "lowly" about the DA 21mm at all, especially for big wide shots. Even close up, it's a great little lens but a little harder to coax the buttery backgrounds out of compared to the 31mm...

QuoteOriginally posted by Bart Quote
Interesting.
What strikes me is how well the “lowly” 21 compares to the “mighty” 31.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bart Quote
Interesting.
What strikes me is how well the “lowly” 21 compares to the “mighty” 31.
its a hyperfocal distance shot of some snow and bushes, you're not going to see much difference between this an a point and shoot...

as the subject states, this is just a FOV comparison.
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Nice shots Bart, I don't mind at all:-).
Yes, all I was trying to show to anyone interested was the difference in the field of view, a question that was on my mind before I bought the 21Ltd, how it would fit into my kit.
I put off the 21Ltd for a long time because of most of the reviews but for me for these type of shots, I find it an incredible lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gooshin Quote
its a hyperfocal distance shot of some snow and bushes
Lol, Gooshin, but I was there...............where were you?

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Eh, for the record: I don't find the 21 a lowly lens. Hence the quotes around the word .
In fact, I'm very pleased with it. I like it for the colours and the contrast with the fov, of course.
Like I mentioned before: this is about an equivallent fov of 31mm. Rings any bells?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Eaglerapids Quote
Lol, Gooshin, but I was there...............where were you?
i was in Cuba.

whats your point?
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Pentax has certainly nailed the coatings with their DA limiteds. The FA's aren't too shabby though, just different.

I wonder how my 10-20 compares to the DA 21. LOL, probably not so well. Maybe someday...
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QuoteOriginally posted by JHfwp Quote
Pentax has certainly nailed the coatings with their DA limiteds. The FA's aren't too shabby though, just different.

I wonder how my 10-20 compares to the DA 21. LOL, probably not so well. Maybe someday...
i cant find my images that i made... but, i had a thread up about this about a year ago.

the sigma 10-20 compares very favorably against the DA21, in fact, @ 20mm i observed less barrel distortion in the sigma, and greater corner sharpness.

given the cost (at the time), the only advantage the DA had was size, but with the sigma atleast i got the 10-19.9mm range thrown in the mix.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gooshin Quote
i cant find my images that i made... but, i had a thread up about this about a year ago.

the sigma 10-20 compares very favorably against the DA21, in fact, @ 20mm i observed less barrel distortion in the sigma
I'll have to look for it. I think you may have just made my day.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gooshin Quote
its a hyperfocal distance shot of some snow and bushes, you're not going to see much difference between this an a point and shoot...

as the subject states, this is just a FOV comparison.
I have a decent Canon point-and-shoot, and while the sharpness is pretty good, it can't touch a DA Limited for color, contrast and rendering of subtle textures. You must use an *amazing* one!
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QuoteOriginally posted by JHfwp Quote
I'll have to look for it. I think you may have just made my day.
you wont be able to find them on this site, since i took them off the host where i kept them, they are on my HD somewhere, i'll find them and post them again.
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