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10-22-2009, 05:33 PM   #16
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It's definetely not a low-light lens but it's a great replacement of DA 18-55. It's sharp, the colors are great and wide enough to take landscape shots













10-24-2009, 07:36 PM   #17
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I just sold my 16-45. I got a Sigma 17-70 before a to Samoa and never put it back on. I just love the 17-70 so much. I sold the pentax 16-45 and waiting on a Sigma 10-20. Now I wish I had kept the pentax as well.
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Silver, nice shots!

Some from today:

















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QuoteOriginally posted by Arjay Bee Quote
I bought the 16-45 to replace the sigma 'kit' that came with the Australian sourced *ist DL2.

It is used as my walkabout and wide angle lens for the PJ work that I do for my employers.
On the K20 it focusses speedily and accurately and gets me the shot without fuss.
It is no slouch at Macros either:
Won't be letting this one go.
That first shot looked like Seisia wharf.
And you mean those 'macro' shots came from the 16-45?!?
Good stuff!

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Brilliant images from you both Jay and Silverlantra.
Exemplary work!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
Brilliant images from you both Jay and Silverlantra.
Exemplary work!
I gotta agree. These really show how excellent this lens is. Really for around $300 (used) you can't beat this lens from anyone.

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I just sold my 16-45. I got a Sigma 17-70 before a to Samoa and never put it back on. I just love the 17-70 so much. I sold the pentax 16-45 and waiting on a Sigma 10-20. Now I wish I had kept the pentax as well.
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I don't understand this post. You bought the Sigma and then later sold the Pentax because you never used the Pentax any more. Now you want the Pentax back?????
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if it were only compact just like the 20-35, I won't have second thoughts on getting one ! I think I saw some people selling it a lil over 200 bucks. pretty tempting to use from 16-28. but I need to settle for a tad down WR kit lens. it's the monsoon season here at the West Coast, so a WR lens should really come in handy.
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Damn you all... I'm trying to be satisfied with my kit lens, and here you are posting these wonderful photos with the 16-45...

... or maybe it's just that y'all are good photographers.

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Damn you all... I'm trying to be satisfied with my kit lens, and here you are posting these wonderful photos with the 16-45...

... or maybe it's just that y'all are good photographers.
it's not just about being a good photographer. if you are keen enough to look on your results, you would see some obvious differences and weaknesses of the other. honestly speaking, I'm having a hard time fighting my LBA since I don't want to sell my WR kit lens either (due to weather use and lightness). btw, check your borders and extreme borders, those things are nasty weak at 18mm. thank GOD I don't have to use it that much now at that focal length. the kit lens is good, but does not meet what I'm looking for in terms of IQ. make the IQ a tad higher and I would be happy as a bird.
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Some great photos here. Here are a few of mine.





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it's not just about being a good photographer. if you are keen enough to look on your results, you would see some obvious differences and weaknesses of the other. honestly speaking, I'm having a hard time fighting my LBA since I don't want to sell my WR kit lens either (due to weather use and lightness). btw, check your borders and extreme borders, those things are nasty weak at 18mm. thank GOD I don't have to use it that much now at that focal length. the kit lens is good, but does not meet what I'm looking for in terms of IQ. make the IQ a tad higher and I would be happy as a bird.
Oh, of course, I understand that much of the credit to the lovely images in this thread belong to the lens, not just because the nut behind the VF is good... but attractive photos stoke the LBA moreso than pics of resolution tests - at least for me, they do!

BTW, my 18-55 seems to be pretty fair in edge sharpness, particularly when stopped down a bit, which is what I've been shooting mostly with it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by flippedgazelle Quote
Oh, of course, I understand that much of the credit to the lovely images in this thread belong to the lens, not just because the nut behind the VF is good... but attractive photos stoke the LBA moreso than pics of resolution tests - at least for me, they do!

BTW, my 18-55 seems to be pretty fair in edge sharpness, particularly when stopped down a bit, which is what I've been shooting mostly with it.
I understand. it's true that the 18-55 has fair edge sharpness, but fair alone doesn't quite add up to my lacking, especially if I'm shooting an entire scenery. i'm looking for a very good border sharpness. I wouldn't mind shooting center subjects though, coz that's where the 18-55 really shines. a bit a close-focusing macro for portraiture photos work as well. I'll probably close my door for the 16-45 for now, and reserve my greens for an 85mm instead.
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First is an accidental shot. I got an infared remote and was trying it out for the first time,with camera on kitchen table. Second one is at 45mm third one is at 16, same area. Mississippi river at Davenport Iowa. jim
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Anyone having any problems with Front or Rear foucs? I'm looking for something to replace my Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 and don't want to spent 800$ for a Pentax *16-50.
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Da 16-45

One of the nice things about this lens is that it's always ready for a little CU action.

But some of my cotton-pickin' 'flower' pictures with it look really fuzzy.

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