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11-03-2009, 10:44 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by cbaytan Quote
only superiority is it's 1.5 stop faster oh also it's WR.
Uh, f2.8 is one stop faster than f4.

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11-03-2009, 12:14 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by cbaytan Quote
16-50 is more expensive, heavier, proned to bad CA (purple fringing) , also several bad copies around (look for the 16-50 bad copies serial database, sticky thread in the lens section). and has no superiority over the 16-45 in resolution and color rendition. It's only superiority is it's 1.5 stop faster oh also it's WR. Pick your choice.
We each have our own experiences and opinions. I was offering mine in regards to the 16-50. It is sharp, produces fine color rendition, and in my experience does not suffer from CA or PF to any significant degree. Almost any lens can be stressed to the point where its flaws begin to show up. There are few really perfect lenses being produced by any manufacturer today. Just my .
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With wide angle lens every mm means more than it would appear. I have both the 16-45 and the 18-55 and when I need a wide's the 16-45 that travels with me.

I also have a Pentax 10-17 FE...I love that magnificent little lens. I use it as a fisheye and at the higher end (16-17) if I'm careful I can lessen the fisheye effect from 10 mm and it will do as a wide angle. ...if careful with angles, etc.

I looked at the Sigma 10-20 but in the end....didn't get. I am hoping that Tokina comes out with a 11-16 W/A with a Pentax mount. Tokina quality with a F and wide.
11-07-2009, 03:52 PM   #19
Damn Brit

Moved to lens discussion as it's about lenses, not cameras.


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