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Photos of Happy 16-50 buyers
Posted By: jsherman999, 04-13-2008, 10:17 PM

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And here they are! Photos of the happy 16-50 buyers, all 4 of them!








Actually, I meant 'photos by happy 16-50 buyers', my mistake

(photo above is a crop of jpeg snapshot taken with 16-50, I was impressed with sharpness/color. And that skin tone!

Anyone else have good 16-50 examples they'd like to post?


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05-07-2008, 09:34 PM   #31
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Another Beauvais Lake shot

This image is also from Beauvais Lake Provincial Park in Alberta. EXIF data is intact. 1/100 @ f/7.1.

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ok i accept i am paranoid,
may you send some 2.8 center and corner crops, especially at 16mm???
some people claim its 2.8 is just avarage. are they right????
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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
This image is also from Beauvais Lake Provincial Park in Alberta. EXIF data is intact. 1/100 @ f/7.1.
I am sure I have camped there a few times, very nice place. If I remember right the camp site was on the North end of the lake.

BTW, I used to fly for the Air Force in the mid 80 with a guy from Sparwood, Berry Krall was his name.
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I have some photos with the DA*16-50:

Ranomafana, Madagascar (got a POTD for it today)


Baobabs, Madagascar


Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar


Market in Madagascar


Lemur, Madagascar


The 16-50 is becoming my most used lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by hll Quote
ok i accept i am paranoid,
may you send some 2.8 center and corner crops, especially at 16mm???
some people claim its 2.8 is just avarage. are they right????
There are plenty of tests around.

But my question is,

you really think that would make a huge difference to the overall image at all?

Seriously, are you going to shoot at f2.8 for scenery shots expecting all elements within the frame to be parallel to each other? No, you would stop down the aperture to at least f4 onwards.
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I vote for the DA* 16-50 as the #1 vacation lens choice.

My 16-50 took a quick road trip through the West when we decided to
drive back home from California rather than fly.

I highly recommend the drive through Nevada, Utah, and Colorado on the
way to the midwest or East from California. Everyone should find the time for
that road trip at least once in their lives. The American West is truly beautiful.

Here are some shots taken by the 16-50 during the trip - These were taken
in Utah (Zion area) & Colorado (Rockies - Vail, etc.) (All the snowy Rockies
shots were taken from an open passenger window while my wife drove!)

Infinity focus is exceptional, and the lens's resolution really shines here.






















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That last shot shows our rental - I took a quick hike up an outcrop to get the
valley. The wind was around 40mph up there.



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Nice piccs everyone! The lens looks great, i hope mine turns out to be a good copy!

Yours -=JoN=-, is it at f2.8, seems plenty sharp with a pretty ok bokeh...

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QuoteOriginally posted by libbe Quote
Nice piccs everyone! The lens looks great, i hope mine turns out to be a good copy!

Yours -=JoN=-, is it at f2.8, seems plenty sharp with a pretty ok bokeh...
actually, no, the one i ended up picking and cropping was the f/4.5 one



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I have the 2.8, looks sharp too, but i just didnt like the angle, and I wanted to show the other flowers a bit more.

I've only had the lens for a few days, and mostly been shooting @ f/2.8. it's been good from day one....
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here's one shot wide open

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QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
There are plenty of tests around.

But my question is,

you really think that would make a huge difference to the overall image at all?

Seriously, are you going to shoot at f2.8 for scenery shots expecting all elements within the frame to be parallel to each other? No, you would stop down the aperture to at least f4 onwards.
no, i use and have to use 2.8. i have already 16-45. for portraits i put the model not in the center, in the corner.
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Thanks for this positive thread, will make the time until the UPS truck a little less nerve wrecking, actually, i'm a little excited again to wait for thwm to knock on the door.
Deciding on "The best there is if it's a good one." is new territory for me.
Thanks for sharing those amazing shots jsherman999, #3 and the last one with the rental in it are amazing. (i decided to ignore the roof in #3, just talking about color+detail (sucker for blue skies too))
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Got the lens for quite a while, only actually used it once. Here are a couple street portraits taken by the DA*1650 and K20D:

50mm F2.8:


29mm F2.8:


50mm F4:
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Some random shots taken on the same day:





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James,

I really like the tones of images one and two. Two especially! Wonderfully moody and great saturation in the leaves. The water course looks nice. I probably would have gotten a little lower and closer to the stream and offset the falls just a little but I like how you captured it in tough lighting. Nicely done.

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