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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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10-28-2008, 01:16 AM   #76
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Just wanna share some of my photos taken with the 16-50. all with the k200d, and mostly at 2.8-4













and here's one for the guys...


err.. make that 2...


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j-pol, wow! I especially like #3 and #5 (I like the detail in the picture and the more nature look to the subjects).
Would you care to share some insights into your post processing technique. You've done a great job with the skin tones (desaturating and bringing up the black levels, I'd guess). Almost a Dragan feel to some of them...
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Nature shots with DA* 16-50mm

Here are some shots I took out in Algonquin Provincial Park a couple of weeks ago.





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QuoteOriginally posted by dkittle Quote
j-pol, wow! I especially like #3 and #5 (I like the detail in the picture and the more nature look to the subjects).
Would you care to share some insights into your post processing technique. You've done a great job with the skin tones (desaturating and bringing up the black levels, I'd guess). Almost a Dragan feel to some of them...
Thanks Don!

The guy photos were processed differently from the lady photos. I use lightroom, so i just boost up the blacks and compensate with lights. effect would be similar to narowing down the dr (kind of). played with the contrast, clarity, saturation, vibrance, sharpening sliders. also, i playd with the luminance and saturation a bit to my liking.

for the lady photos, I couldn't remember what i did. im guesing i did similar thing, but to a lesser degree, also, the lady photos were edited in photoshop and lightroom. i went back and forth with both photos.

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Can I just ask all the happy campers if a brick wall at about 6 feet and f/2.8, 50mm is sharp at the corners? I'm not much of a pixel peeper, but I just returned a copy of this lens because the edges never seemed crisp at anything wider than f/5.6. I've got my fingers crossed for the next copy, but tell me if I'm expecting too much.
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I really love this shot!
Very beautiful model and great composition!

QuoteOriginally posted by j-pol Quote
Just wanna share some of my photos taken with the 16-50. all with the k200d, and mostly at 2.8-4
err.. make that 2...
02-13-2009, 02:22 AM   #82
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Here are some of my shots with DA* 16-50mm:
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QuoteOriginally posted by G_Money Quote
Can I just ask all the happy campers if a brick wall at about 6 feet and f/2.8, 50mm is sharp at the corners?
Any answers?

I am surprised that a legion of posters complain about QC issues with the DA* 16-50 but not a single post shows the critical corner 1:1 at 50mm f/2.8. There is even a sticky thread about good vs. bad serial numbers. How does anybody know that they got a good or a bad copy?


Yesterday, I got mine and I don't know, actually!

Below, I post two 100% (1:1) crops (14.6 MP K-7) from a shot of an 0.25x magnified ISO test chart (5 = 2000 LW/PH).

Both at 50mm & f/2.8. First in the center, second in the extreme border (corner).





The extreme border crop still seems to resolve "4" to "4.5" (1600-1800 LW/PH) but has a strange faint double image which disappears at f/4.5.

Note that photozone.de only gives the border a 1150 LW/PH so I guess they didn't have a better copy (imatest software may attribute these faint double images a score which is worse than that given by visual inspection). But maybe, both them and me got a bad caopy indeed.

Exactly what G_Money tried to ask.


Is the corner performance normal at 50mm wide open as shown above?

Nobody did at least shoot a newspaper page?


Addendum:
Wide open (f/2.8), the corner performance of DA* 16-50 at 50mm as shown above and of the DA 40 Ltd. when used full frame on film, are almost identical up to the faint ghost images and "4"-rating.


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It seems that it always boils down to the usual suspects

This is a reply I got from blende8 in a German forum:
QuoteOriginally posted by blende8:
I have tested this some time ago:
100% crops
The first row (DA* 15-60 @50mm and f/2.8) is the answer:

Corners always seem to look like this (e.g., compare the letter '6'). My copy has an additional faint ghost image in the corners but it seems to be a tad sharper in the center.

So, I now believe that soft (~1500 LW/PH) corners are normal for this lens. May be useful to know for others wanting to judge their copy.
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Just bumping this great thread full of wonderful DA* 16-50 shots.

Any more new ones to add and show off this great lens?



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No doubt the 16-50 is a stellar lens. It's been my most used lens as of late. The focal range is right where I do the majority of my event work,

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Heres one I have hanging out on harddrive. Also made it in PPG.

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You guys are not helping me with these shots. I bought this lens online from Adorama and I'm thinking about returning it as soon as the UPS guy deliver it because I have the Sigma 17-70 sitting in my bag already. But with the quality of those pictures I cant help but keep it. OMG! I'm turning into a Lens Buying Addict.

By the way, Please post more pictures.
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Hi All,
Well, i also dont take mine off the camera.
It is by far the most useful range of any lens and as far as i can tell it is a good example. Actually to tell the truth i have never done a brick wall test as i dont think i have ever photographed anything that flat, so i dont see the point, there are too many other important factors. Sometimes the SDM doesnt work so a clean the contacts and charge the battery and generally that is all the issue i have.

All my waterfalls and most landscapes are done with this lens. Here are a few of the latest ones.





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Thanks a lot everyone! I had decided my next purchase was going to be the Pentax 12-24 lens because I was impressed with the images I saw. Now it looks like I'll have to save up for two more lenses!! The 16-50 and the 50-135. Looks like I better start playing the lottery.
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