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09-19-2009, 01:49 PM   #1
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DA* Club

I read many interesting posts in FA Limited Club. Yes, IMO FA Limited are superb.
But what do you think about DA* thred ? I saw many photos in FA Limited Club, many suggestions and opinion. I belive, that this place will be interesting for people looking for other good line of pentax lenses.
My proposition:
1. What lens :
2. Opinion
3. Photos, photos, photos...

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DA*16-50 lens

It was my second DA* lens (DA* 50-135 was first).
Few months ago I use this lens time-to-time only. But, when my friend gave me FA35/2 for few weeks, I try to use 35mm on my DA*16-50 too.
I like this lens - especially on 28, 35, 43 and 50 mm. My copy is good (9029820). SDM is silent (more than in DA*55).
What I dislike in DA*16-50 ? Poor corner and CA on 16-18 mm , weight and price.

Few photos :


My friends wedding day:




Bokeh (2.8)


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09-19-2009, 09:22 PM   #3
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DA* 50-135:

DA* 16-60 (out moving car window) :
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I was thinking about starting a DA Limited Club to rival the FA Limited one, but I sadly don't own any DA Limited lenses and I thought that would be improper (hint, hint, someone else do it )

This should be a great club, too, though.

DA* 200 (I rented this for a wedding. It made me wish I could afford it)



DA* 16-50





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Da* 16-50

Da*16-50 on K10D + polariser. Schwabacher's Landing in the Grand Tetons.

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DA* 16-50
Stellar lens. Sharp, contrasty, bright and colourful rendition.
Nothing negative to say other than so-so bokeh and flare in the obvious shoot in direct sun conditions...



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Da* 300 f4.0

the DA*300 is my most recent DA* lens, joining the 16-50 and 50-135. I have been selling off some older gear to finance the purchase of the DA*55 1.4 and will be picking that up next. Hope to see Pentax introduce a superwide prime or zoom that is at least 12mm (maybe the rumored 11-16). Anyway, here are a couple of shots taken yesterday with the DA* 300.



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Da*55

Yes, DA*55 is still my favourite lens. Maybe is slow, but color rendition, bokeh, contrast and sharp is more important for me.
SDM is not silent like in DA*16-50 oraz DA*50-135. But it doesn't matter for me.
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I love my 16-50, its probably one of my best purchases yet.
Very sharp and constrasty










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Very happy with my 16-50. Jshermans old copy actually
All from my trip to Iceland this summer:




09-20-2009, 12:49 PM   #11
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DA*16-50 lens...

DA*16-50 : photo from today walking...

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DA*16-50 last Autumn. The bird is a Currawong.

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Da*50-135

I only have one DA* lens but it quickly became firm part of my traveling kit. It's the DA*50-135 and as I wrote in my review of this lens, I do really think it's one of those zooms that make you think twice whether you are "zoom" or "prime".
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more to come later

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I love my DA* 50-135. I can always rely on it. On my K7, the focus is just plain reliable. Much better than it was on my k10. Take a look at the wonderful images it has given me:







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Done!

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/74194-da-limited-club.html

QuoteOriginally posted by Urkeldaedalus Quote
I was thinking about starting a DA Limited Club to rival the FA Limited one, but I sadly don't own any DA Limited lenses and I thought that would be improper (hint, hint, someone else do it )
Some incredible DA* samples from everyone so far.

From my DA* 50-135


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