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06-13-2009, 10:40 AM   #1
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Samples Wanted: DA 14mm, DA Limited 15mm or DA 12-24?

I'm thinking of getting a wide angle again as at the moment I have more on the tele side with the DA* 50-135mm, DA Limited 35mm, K 50mm and 18-55mm Kit lens (I used to have a DA 16-45mm f/4 but I didn't use it as much as I should have and it anoyed me getting a vigette when using the built in flash)

I do prefer fast primes over zooms but the DA* zooms are amazing

anyway I'm wondering what's best in terms of IQ and value for money.

DA 14mm f/2.8 519 - I wish this was a DA* lens with the sealings!

DA 15mm Limited f/4 599


DA 12-24mm f/4 519

I don't know much about the 12-24mm anyway what I would like is for you to post samples of the lenses that make you proud to own that lens I want to see each's potential etc

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The 12-24 is essentially the same price as the others and offers a very useful multitude of focal lengths with great IQ.
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the 14 and 12-24 have slightly better IQ than the 15 (if your a pixel peeper)
the 15 has better flare resistance which is a big issue with ultra wides.
All seem to have great colour.
I have the 14 and I contemplate getting the 15 primarily for the weight difference. The 14 and my sigma 17-70 are just to bulky to take both out together.
However for your set up a 12-24 + 35ltd + 50-135 would seem perfect.
The 14 has that extra stop for shooting indoor/low light if thats your thing though.
may post some 14 photos later


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