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10-26-2009, 10:15 AM   #31
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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.
According to my pre-purchase research, the 16-45 is definitely a candidate for most reliable Pentax zoom. In the chart focus tests I did, with a K100DS and K20D, under tungsten and natural light, my copy was bang on.

Great colour and contrast:





More sample here, including some architectural shots. The 16-45 has much lower distortion at 16mm and the 17-70 at 17mm.

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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.
The only time I have focus problems is in really low light, and not always. I was street shooting a couple weeks ago, and I had several shots that I got focus confirmation, but the subject was obviously out of focus. It wasn't all shots, so I think it was the lighting, not the lens.

Other than that, I've not had any focusing issues.
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QuoteOriginally posted by alohadave Quote
The only time I have focus problems is in really low light, and not always. I was street shooting a couple weeks ago, and I had several shots that I got focus confirmation, but the subject was obviously out of focus. It wasn't all shots, so I think it was the lighting, not the lens.

Other than that, I've not had any focusing issues.
I second that. Except in low light and where you couldn't find much contrast, it does very well in AF, stands up quite well against its DA* cousin.

Outdoors and street photography, it is awesome except for its size but even with it, it is WAY better than the kit lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by alohadave Quote
The only time I have focus problems is in really low light, and not always. I was street shooting a couple weeks ago, and I had several shots that I got focus confirmation, but the subject was obviously out of focus. It wasn't all shots, so I think it was the lighting, not the lens.
I would tend to blame the camera for focus problems in low light. I think the OP's concern was more about consistent BF/FF lens issues. I don't think BF/FF is a common problem for 16-45 owners.
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very nice colors and strong contrast jfish. I can feel the LBA creeping in ! damn you !

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Wanted to bump this thread, since there seems to be three well-priced 16-45's in the marketplace currently! (not mine )


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