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04-27-2010, 03:45 PM   #1
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Images taken with Pentax 12-24mm

I have just ordered a Pentax 12-24 mm lens. Quite excited about the prospect of using on my K10D and KM.

I wonder if those who have one of these lenses would mind posting some of their pictures taken with the 12-24 .

It would be much appreciated and I will be able to get an idea of the potential of this remarkable lens.

Landscapes with sweeping skies, vintage vehicles, boats, buildings...anything and everything would be appreciated.

Again thank you.

Les

04-27-2010, 04:28 PM   #2
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Well, at the risk of some shamless self promotion here is a link to my flickr site. I just created a set of all of my recent images using this lens. Mine is the Samsung rebrand version of the DA 12-24. It's called the D-Xenon 12-24 but it's identical. These are shots taken over the last half year or so. I really like it.
Samsung D-Xenon 12-24 - a set on Flickr

There is also a flickr group for this lens as well:
Flickr: Pentax DA 12-24mm f/4 AL ED [IF]

I think you should find some examples of what this lens is capable of.
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The vast majority of the shots I posted from my honeymoon were taken with the DA12-24. See the following three threads:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/32941-honeymoon-portugal-day-1-sintra.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/32942-honeymoon-portugal...alcoba%E7.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/38877-honeymoon-portugal-continued.html

It is a lens that never stays home when I go travelling.
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Thank you...lovely pictures.
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04-27-2010, 10:37 PM   #8
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All lovely shots! Really wish I got the 12-24 rather than the sigma 10-20 (though it is a righteous lens by itself). The Pentax seems much sharper and contrast-y..............

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Here are a couple of my shots. Although not as awesome as the others that have been posted, I am not not unpleased with the results I've got.





Happy shooting with your new lens Lesmore49.
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Here's one from a project I'm working on.
This is a sandwich of three files shot with the 12-24 and blended in Photoshop to try to tame the contrast range of the image.
The room nearest the camera was shot at f/11 for 72 seconds, the exposure for the room nearer the window was f/11 for 10 second and the windows were f/11 for 1/4 second.

You can see a very small amount of flare, which I am having some problems with getting rid of and keeping the picture looking remotely real. This was caused by the base exposure that is several stops over what the window exposure required. In the base exposure, that area was completely blown out.

Edit: I have also (somewhat) corrected the verticals in this image.

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OK, some of my own here:








and plenty more where they came from... it's an excellent lens in every regard.
04-29-2010, 09:35 AM   #12
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You want it?

You got it.

Landscapes with sweeping skies...check
PENTAX Photo Gallery

Vintage vehicles...check
PENTAX Photo Gallery

Boats...check
PENTAX Photo Gallery

Buildings...check
PENTAX Photo Gallery

It's a GREAT lens, you'll love it.

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04-29-2010, 06:43 PM   #13
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QuoteOriginally posted by gnaztee Quote
You got it.

Landscapes with sweeping skies...check
PENTAX Photo Gallery

Vintage vehicles...check
PENTAX Photo Gallery

Boats...check
PENTAX Photo Gallery

Buildings...check
PENTAX Photo Gallery

It's a GREAT lens, you'll love it.
Todd, your photos are great. Thanks for posting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
OK, some of my own here:








and plenty more where they came from... it's an excellent lens in every regard.
Ash,

If I can take photos like yours with my incoming 12-24 and K10D/KM...I'll be a happy man.

Les
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
Here's one from a project I'm working on.
This is a sandwich of three files shot with the 12-24 and blended in Photoshop to try to tame the contrast range of the image.
The room nearest the camera was shot at f/11 for 72 seconds, the exposure for the room nearer the window was f/11 for 10 second and the windows were f/11 for 1/4 second.

You can see a very small amount of flare, which I am having some problems with getting rid of and keeping the picture looking remotely real. This was caused by the base exposure that is several stops over what the window exposure required. In the base exposure, that area was completely blown out.

Edit: I have also (somewhat) corrected the verticals in this image.
Wheatfield,

I feel like I'm walking into that room...wow...Les
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