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DA 17-70 Up close...
Posted By: wjwncpro, 06-24-2009, 02:01 AM






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06-24-2009, 04:01 AM   #2
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Excellant close up of both the flowers and the Butterfly's. f8 is great for good doff coverage. jim
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wow, that first shot is just really exceptional. Love the detail, colors and framing...good job for sure!

I also like the last one as well...looks like you missed the focus just ever so slightly? Or did the wings flap at just the "right" moment? I hate it when that happens!
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Simply superb images. How does the lens compare to the 16-45? (I saw you have it.)

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Thanks all for the comments...

QuoteOriginally posted by jmc7104:
Excellant close up of both the flowers and the Butterfly's. f8 is great for good doff coverage. jim
Hi Jim
I was at the extreme close up limits of this lens with these shots and was surprised at how well they came out.


QuoteOriginally posted by brecklundin:
wow, that first shot is just really exceptional. Love the detail, colors and framing...good job for sure!

I also like the last one as well...looks like you missed the focus just ever so slightly? Or did the wings flap at just the "right" moment? I hate it when that happens!
I was very close to these and had to zoom with my feet sometimes as I was to close for focus. I should have shot them at f16 or above for a little more DOF but the speed would not have been fast enough without going to a higher iso.

QuoteOriginally posted by causey Quote
Simply superb images. How does the lens compare to the 16-45? (I saw you have it.)
After shooting with the DA 16-45 for 3 years and the DA 17-70 for only 2 weeks, I would have to say,,, No comparison...
The DA 16-45 is a fantastic lens and I would advise anyone with just the kit lens in that range to upgrade to the 16-45. It is well worth the money, you can pick one up in like new condition for half the price of the DA 17-70.
Now with that said and having the DA 17-70, my DA 16-45 may never see the light of day through my K20 again. Yes you loose 1mm on the wide end but the extra 25mm on the long end more then makes up for it. It also takes a 67mm filter (same as 16-45), zooms(extends) to the long end of the lens(16-45 opposite), on board flash does not get blocked out at any range(16-45 blocks at the wide end). SDM, SDM, SDM, (my first SDM lens), quick, accurate, Even In Low Light!!!
________Maybe I just got a good copy, Thank You Pentax...
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beautiful vivid colors...number one is stunning...
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Excellent photos, you can only be proud of these! Color saturation is very nice, and they are sharp and well composed. I care the least for number 3, that's just documenting a butterfly, but number one and number two are really fine.

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