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04-08-2009, 11:25 AM   #46
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looking at those brick wall tests the D15 appears to exhibit less barrel distortion, which is very good.

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Thanks for the photos Rainer

these results are what I was hoping and looking for

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Wow, man....

QuoteOriginally posted by TKH Quote
Tried some real life shots today

snip....

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Magnificent church, great photos, incredible country you live in. Very high tech and modern church and stainless steel pipe organ! I'm a pipe organ freak, and I love the old Baroque & Classical Schnittiger's and stuff, but I haven't seen a modern German one like that - fantastic. What's the name, location, and denomination of that church?

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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
DA14 is good ultra-wide lens, but not the best.
2178/2009 LW/PH at f8 is not bad. I'd like to see DA15 in the same league.

If DA15 is worse than DA14, it's failure for me.
I'd like to see at K10D at least 2150/2000 LW/PH (center/corner) at f5.6-8.

If DA15 can't reach such resolution, I'm not sure that I need to to buy such LIMITED lens for 700-800 EURO.
Don't get hung up on lens measurements, try this lens on real subjects and find out if it works for you. And 700-800 Euros is way out of line for this lens - you can get it for $580 US ($436 Euros) from several US internet stores.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Cambo Quote
Magnificent church, great photos, incredible country you live in. Very high tech and modern church and stainless steel pipe organ! I'm a pipe organ freak, and I love the old Baroque & Classical Schnittiger's and stuff, but I haven't seen a modern German one like that - fantastic. What's the name, location, and denomination of that church?

Cheers,
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Hi Cameron,
Yes, its magnificent. I must say that Im general not mutch interested in church photographing. It was a matter of coincidence that I stayed on a business trip in a hotel nearby. Im totally inspired about the mixture of the old classic parts of a church of the 13 century and the new, modern style building. Its the Pfarrkirche Stegaurach Kirchen - Stegaurach
in the near of the Bavarian town Bamberg. The pipe organ is from the hand of the company ROHLF: Stegaurach 2005
Sorry, but there are no informations in english.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jamesk8752 Quote
Don't get hung up on lens measurements, try this lens on real subjects and find out if it works for you. And 700-800 Euros is way out of line for this lens - you can get it for $580 US ($436 Euros) from several US internet stores.

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I've tried. The result is weak for me.

I see only small sized photos here. it's hard to say anything.

JPEG from PEF (from K20D) which I converted with LR and RT are no good for me. The resolution is very mediocre.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cambo Quote
Magnificent church, great photos, incredible country you live in. Very high tech and modern church and stainless steel pipe organ! I'm a pipe organ freak, and I love the old Baroque & Classical Schnittiger's and stuff, but I haven't seen a modern German one like that - fantastic. What's the name, location, and denomination of that church?

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Cameron

I agree the subject matter is magnificent to say the least, I do feel both the photographer and this lens have done it proud
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I'm waiting for a real test. Like of something that's on a plane that's parallel to the sensor, like a brick wall or test chart. The review I downloaded (some review in german I believer) somewhere seems like a better test with the house photo as everything in the photo is pretty much on the same focus plane. It's better than a general photo/snapshot as not everything is in the same focus plane.

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Being an ultrawide angle, brick walls and test charts may not be the best measure of this lens because the plane of focus is not likely to be flat to begin with. So supposed weaknesses in the corners when pixel peeped might not be significant when shooting actual subjects.
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Being an ultrawide angle, brick walls and test charts may not be the best measure of this lens because the plane of focus is not likely to be flat to begin with. So supposed weaknesses in the corners when pixel peeped might not be significant when shooting actual subjects.
Would the walls and charts be better than a shot of a backyard at f/4? Those are the kinds of shots I'm seeing so far and everyone's jumping to conclusions based on those shots

Oh and I just saw the brick wall shots on the previous pages. I hope it's just a bad sample. I've been seeing shots showing some very good and pretty bad sharpness.

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both Sigma 1020 and sigma 12-24 are stellar lenses.
i guess the only thing that da 15 impresses ppl is its size.
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QuoteOriginally posted by safari Quote
i guess the only thing that da 15 impresses ppl is its size.
same can be said of the da21
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Weinheim, Castle Garden, III on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Weinheim, Town Hall, I on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Weinheim, III on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

6 MP photos from K20D.
not bad for center for f/8 and 6 MP. but it's only 6 MP and the corners are weak...
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shots in full resolution
DA 15/4 Limited - a set on Flickr

not bad. The center is good at 14.6 MP, the corners are so-so.
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shots in full resolution
DA 15/4 Limited - a set on Flickr

not bad. The center is good at 14.6 MP, the corners are so-so.
tcom - dominique is a member of this forum ... maybe he can perk up w/ some obs too
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