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05-08-2009, 04:23 PM   #1
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Several decades of life have taught me to avoid early-production products, and typically, when I ignore this lesson (e.g. my K10D), I regret it. Still, you only live once, so today I ordered a DA 15, because . . . . . . . . . . well I just can't wait any longer. Crossing my fingers.

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05-08-2009, 04:37 PM   #2
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good luck Jer

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Let us know how you like please...looks like a fine lens.....where did you order it from?
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Well now I say why the heck not - you can always eat next week - soemtimes bleeding edge is a good thing looking forward to you testing it out.

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Hi Jer,

nah, she'll be right mate. :ugh: have a bit of faith.




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I ordered from Adorama a week ago and it is my new favorite object

Gorillapod on the fire escape, 5 second exposure @ f8


I showed that picture to a few people, and every single one of them commented on how sharp it is. They aren't camera people, they just say 'that looks expensive'.


Hand held down on the street @iso1600/f4 (K10D)


That last one isn't even a good pic I don't think.. but i like it for some reason.
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Sailor: Still, you only live once......
Good for you, Jer! I believe regrets which come from doing are a whole lot better than the ones which stem from not doing--that's what living is about. Mrcrontab: these shots look great! Thanks for this post.

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I already have this lens for 3 weeks but I had yet took any images from it.

Looking forward to your application of this lens!

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Thanks for the comments, all, and to mrcrontab for the photos. I'm guessing the lens will be fine; also, it's coming from B&H, which does a masterful job of exchanging or refunding stuff.

Anyhow, this lens will give me the complete collection of DA Limiteds, which I use for about half my photography. It'll also be a nice, physically innocuous wide angle compliment to my DA 18-250.

I'll post some examples, applying my usual artistic flair , when the thing comes.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mrcrontab Quote

That last one isn't even a good pic I don't think.. but i like it for some reason.
I like it too --maybe for the some reason?
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Now you're going to have to get one of these.. or two of them




Sadly, this case sealed the deal for the 15mm instead of 12-24mm. Props to Pentax USA for the idea.

The 15,35, and 77 will fit nice and snug.
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Now you're going to have to get one of these.. or two of them


The 15,35, and 77 will fit nice and snug.
You and I are on the same wavelength. I bought one of these two or three weeks ago.

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Jer, your boat will look absolutely fine with that lens! Now what you need is a new 'chute so you can test how wide the new lens is!

NaCl(or maybe a new 180 jenny)H2O
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Jer, your boat will look absolutely fine with that lens! Now what you need is a new 'chute so you can test how wide the new lens is!

NaCl(or maybe a new 180 jenny)H2O
I like your logic, old buddy . . . . but my wife won't. We had a chute on our previous boat, and she purposely sent the kids below when we hoisted, dropped or jibed it in order to limit their exposure the foul language that I would issue whenever I dealt with that #$%@&^ sail. Still, when it was set and drawing, it was a thing to behold and would be wonderful to photograph with a DA 15 or with my DA 10-17 FE.

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