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10-26-2015, 04:00 AM - 1 Like   #61
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Thanks for all this, originally, I didn't think I would go for this lens, when, I finally, hopefully, get a Pentax FF, AS I already have so many FF lenses, but, now, very much thinking this lens will be a prerequisite with the new camera.

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Thanks for all this, originally, I didn't think I would go for this lens, when, I finally, hopefully, get a Pentax FF, AS I already have so many FF lenses, but, now, very much thinking this lens will be a prerequisite with the new camera.

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I'm glad if the photos are helpful.

A couple of portrait-ish shots (not my forte). Both shot at f4.





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Fantastic shots, but not sure whether it's more due to the lens, or the adorableness of the model.

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Fantastic shots, but not sure whether it's more due to the lens, or the adorableness of the model.
She is a cutie.

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Awesome. Looking forward to your shots with it.
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A couple more shots.



Honestly on my iPad I can't tell the difference between this lens and the DA*16-50. Not sure if that's good or bad

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Are there 24 MP photos? Not 2 MP.
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Are there 24 MP photos? Not 2 MP.
This is a variant of an already existing lens, Ogl ... must be plenty of Canikon examples around. :-)
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Are there 24 MP photos? Not 2 MP.
Sorry. My internet connection is pretty slow and it takes a really long time to upload full size photos. I can see what I can do though.

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Honestly on my iPad I can't tell the difference between this lens and the DA*16-50. Not sure if that's good or bad
I guess I would say that there isn't a big difference. The 24-70 is probably a little sharper at f2.8 than the 16-50 in the overlapping range. I don't use f2.8 a whole lot, except in low light situations, where higher iso tends to smudge detail a little bit, so I don't have a really good feel yet for how good it is wide open. Feels OK, but not bitingly sharp is what I'd say.

As good as the 16-50 is fine in my book. The reason to get one wasn't because I wasn't happy with the 16-50, it was to get ready for full frame (and my wife likes this range on APS-C as well).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
Sorry. My internet connection is pretty slow and it takes a really long time to upload full size photos. I can see what I can do though.

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I guess I would say that there isn't a big difference. The 24-70 is probably a little sharper at f2.8 than the 16-50 in the overlapping range. I don't use f2.8 a whole lot, except in low light situations, where higher iso tends to smudge detail a little bit, so I don't have a really good feel yet for how good it is wide open. Feels OK, but not bitingly sharp is what I'd say.

As good as the 16-50 is fine in my book. The reason to get one wasn't because I wasn't happy with the 16-50, it was to get ready for full frame (and my wife likes this range on APS-C as well).
Would love to see a lens flare comparison between the 16-50 and the 24-70! The 24-70 range is great for people photography. I could see myself shooting weddings 24-70/FF plus 50-135/k3 outside while shooting 24-70/k3/flash plus fast prime/FF inside.
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The 24-70 is probably a little sharper at f2.8 than the 16-50 in the overlapping range.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that the new DA 16-85 and D FA 24-70 are probably not in the same league and obviously both serve different purposes. The 16-85 as a general outdoor walk about vacation lens and the D FA 24-70 more specialized and better for indoor purposes. So in effect, people will not be comparing these for purchase?
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that the new DA 16-85 and D FA 24-70 are probably not in the same league and obviously both serve different purposes. The 16-85 as a general outdoor walk about vacation lens and the D FA 24-70 more specialized and better for indoor purposes. So in effect, people will not be comparing these for purchase?
I think you are right. The 16-85 isn't a small lens, but the 24-70 is bigger than it and has less range. Basically the 24-70 is the 16-50, but for full frame. The fact that it is usable on APS-C is only an extra plus.

I warrant for wedding photographers, this will be a perfect lens on APS-C,whether or not they choose to get full frame some day.
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Love the size of this lens. It is a tank - it is odd to me the way is gets slender at the end. Rain last day so not able to get out and use it but hope to a little tomorrow. will be learning how to use my K3ii as well. The lens feels great with the K3ii and the grip.
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