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07-30-2009, 08:47 AM   #1
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DA35 ltd landscape/architecture examples please

I have been researching for a normal prime and have read all the reviews and discussions I could find on the forums.

-The 31ltd would be great but it is out of my price range.
-The FA35 is too hard to come by and presently more expensive then the DA35.
-The DA40 seems to be a little long for a walk around from the examples I have seen.

So this leaves the DA35ltd.

I have seen many macro and close up shots which look fantastic, but I am looking for some landscape and architecture examples from the DA35ltd to prove that it can be used as a standard walk-around.

...maybe Pentax will release a DA*30? That would only be too sweet.

07-30-2009, 02:46 PM   #2
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I'd rather a 35mm FOV lens equivalent, i.e., 22-24mm f/2.8. As far as architecture goes the DA 35 is quite good but it has a the FOV of a 50mm lens. So with some room to shoot it works very well and is very sharp with no discernible distortion.

1/180 @ f/8.

1/250 @ f/8.

1/250 @ f/6.7.

1/250 @ f/5.6.

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07-30-2009, 05:23 PM   #3
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not sure if this helps, since it is heavily postprocessed but it's the only landscape shot i could find in a hurry

07-30-2009, 06:49 PM   #4
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Ahhh, I'm afraid I'm guilty of using the DA 35 more for macro than for architecture and landscapes, so I don't have many to choose from either, and they're also highly processed. And a couple were taken from behind a windshield! But you at least get an idea for the field-of-view:

07-30-2009, 09:10 PM   #5
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The DA 35mm Ltd Macro is an outstanding lens for landscapes and exteriors.


K20D, DA 35mm, f 9.5 @ 1/500, ISO 400

Tacoma Museum District

K20D, DA 35mm, f 8 @ 1/750, ISO 200

07-30-2009, 10:21 PM   #6
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Thanks for posting some examples. I believe I will be looking to obtain this lens. I am hoping to find it used. It is hard to justify the new $700 Canadian price tag to my wife...

I guess I could always post in the Wanted Marketplace section...
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Here's one straight from the K-7...

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Not the best pictures, I took most of them before I got to learn photography. And sence then i havent used it for Landscape

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