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Lens: HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR Camera: Pentax K-50 Photo Location: New York City ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/500s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: oculus, 05-28-2015, 05:26 AM

One of the main reasons I opted for the DA 20-40 to use on the streets was its WR feature. When I am in New York for the day, it is just me and my camera bag. The city is dusty, dirty, and when it rains, sometimes there is no where to go. Even if the effectiveness of "WR" is 90 percent psychological, I don't want to be worrying about my gear when I am roaming the urban flow. Yesterday was my second day out with the lens, and I am really getting a feel for what it can do. This one is cropped slightly to frame the scene.

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06-01-2015, 08:41 AM   #2
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Nice pic!
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Your street shots are always cool! This one is no exception.
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Nice street shot. I can see the advantage....a Limited...but a zoom. Gives you more versatility than the other prime Limiteds. I have three Limiteds...all prime. That 20-40 F 2.8 is something to consider.Could take the place of two of my Limited primes...the 21mm and the 40mm.

As you say, you have had the 20-40 for a brief time. How do you like it so far ?

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Nice
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Your street shots are always cool! This one is no exception.
Thanks!

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How do you like it so far ?
I like it so far. The focal lengths cover most of what I need, and I like the rendering of the lens very much (even, surprisingly, for portraiture). Sometimes I wonder whether people who complain about its "not being sharp" either have shutter speed or focus issues.
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A cool moment captured well done.
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Interesting shot, are they strangers or friends, I love images that pose questions.
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strangers or friends
Strangers. Quick snap as I walked by.

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Strangers
No... I meant I wondered wether these two in the picture knew each other.
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knew each other.
Ahhh... I see. I do not know. They were standing outside of a deli. They seemed like they might have known one another. The young fellow on the receiving end seemed to work in the deli. Maybe he came out for a smoke break and "bummed" a light from the older gent.
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QuoteOriginally posted by oculus Quote
I do not know
That's what makes it interesting to the viewer.

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They were standing outside of a deli
Location.

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Maybe he came out for a smoke break and "bummed" a light from the older gent.
Motive and execution.

All the makings of a thriller.

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So much fun to skim through your shots. Keep them coming!
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