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11-28-2018, 09:47 PM   #11131
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Well, I just ordered an SMC 15mm f4 from a member here on its way in the mail right now! Can't wait for the mind control to kick in in 3...2...1...
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Here's my first image with the SMC 15mm f4! I think I get what you guys mean by controlling your mind, since it forces you to zoom around quite a bit with your feet almost robot-like until you stand in the exact right spot for the photo, since even changing your position by a couple inches changes the whole perspective quite dramatically.
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looking at pic in this thread is great.
It makes me want to get a apsc now.
With the K1, this lens isn't going out enough.
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I've had this lens for a year by now and it is my to-go lens when I'm either snowboarding, hiking or cycling due to its sharpness, portability and a must for my activities, weight. Wish it was WR too. That way I wouldn't be so worried when I'm out shooting skiers and snowboarders.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MegaPower Quote
looking at pic in this thread is great.
It makes me want to get a apsc now.
With the K1, this lens isn't going out enough.
I'll trade you my K-5II for your K-1 then ;-)

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QuoteOriginally posted by MegaPower Quote
looking at pic in this thread is great.
It makes me want to get a apsc now.
With the K1, this lens isn't going out enough.
Apparently you can shoot the K-1 and the DA 15 in square crop and it works. Unless you just dislike square crop (20MP files) , you have plenty of reason to use the K-1 and DA 15.

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It makes me want to get a apsc now.
Funny you say that because I'm liking this lens so much I am actually starting to think I might never need to go full frame, so this lens may actually save me a lot of money!
12-03-2018, 11:29 AM   #11142
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Funny you say that because I'm liking this lens so much I am actually starting to think I might never need to go full frame, so this lens may actually save me a lot of money!
For most people there is little NEED driven logic, and a lot of WANT driven logic for moving to FF. So why do I want it? LOL. I can't really reconcile the delta in quality with the results I "need" and the costs both physical and monetary. But I still find myself wanting to do it. I need to take the time and rent a K-1 and get direct experience before doing anything.
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. . . But I still find myself wanting to do it. I need to take the time and rent a K-1 and get direct experience before doing anything.
I did get an email today from Lensrentals.com

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QuoteOriginally posted by MegaPower Quote
looking at pic in this thread is great.
It makes me want to get a apsc now.
With the K1, this lens isn't going out enough.
I can say the same for my DA15 since I've got the K-1. Still I couldn't just sell it, I am very fond of this lens. I believe it taught me a lot since framing is not trivial with this lens so you have to work a little bit. So far I have been using it from time to time on the K-1 in crop mode, output is almost identical compared to my old K5IIs which I don't have anymore.

Let's be honest, one doesn't get the K-1 to use it with DA 15. But you can still use it if you want. One thing I'll have to try is to use it with Pixelshift to improve the sharpness.
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