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11-06-2022, 12:34 AM   #12091
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jomar Quote
I'm mainly interested in photos of the skyline, Central Park and landmark buildings.
15 ltd is poorly suited for architecture and classical landscape due to very weak angles (at all apertures, even 8 or 11).This is not very noticeable in the forum as the pictures are greatly reduced, but in full size it is very upsetting.



This lens performs best if you have the main subject in the foreground at about the center of the frame, and you don't need uniform high quality from corner to corner.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
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Sky at Dawn (DA 15 limited/pixel shift)

Rondec's shots of sunrises interrupted by clouds are stunning. I especially like the sky photographed through the gate. This is a wonderful way to use the 15mm.

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Posted as part of another post in another thread. Fit here also, I think.

Another example without LCC.

K-1, (FF) Square Mode, DA15 Limited w/o hood (retracted), f/16, crop in post 4700 x 4700 px. In APS-C the square crop yields to only 3200 x 3200 px and shows significant lesser wide angle.



You can't get this image on APS-C, since the sensor size isn't sufficient. If you want a square image and crop the APS-C area accordingly, you get much lesser angle and so a different image with a lot lesser pixels! In FF mode the weakest areas are cropped away. APS-C standard mode even shows worse corners and borders on the short sides!

I got some pretty nice square images using the DA15 on the K-1 in Square Mode and a slight crop in post. If you own the lens and the K-1 I'd suggest try it yourself. You may get some nice images you otherwise wouldn't. Isn't that what we photographers are after? - Let's not only be gear heads who may again and again discuss if a lens is category APS-C or FF.

What you can use a lens for mainly depends on its image circle. The sensors aspect ratio of 3:2 by far isn't the only rectangle that you can build positioning corner points on the circles rim. In fact the APS-C sensor size restricts in a way that from the lenses' perspective isn't appropriate! So let's use FF mode if it's needed and crop in post.

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QuoteOriginally posted by acoufap Quote
Posted as part of another post in another thread. Fit here also, I think.

Another example without LCC.

K-1, (FF) Square Mode, DA15 Limited w/o hood (retracted), f/16, crop in post 4700 x 4700 px. In APS-C the square crop yields to only 3200 x 3200 px and shows significant lesser wide angle.



You can't get this image on APS-C, since the sensor size isn't sufficient. If you want a square image and crop the APS-C area accordingly, you get much lesser angle and so a different image with a lot lesser pixels! In FF mode the weakest areas are cropped away. APS-C standard mode even shows worse corners and borders on the short sides!

I got some pretty nice square images using the DA15 on the K-1 in Square Mode and a slight crop in post. If you own the lens and the K-1 I'd suggest try it yourself. You may get some nice images you otherwise wouldn't. Isn't that what we photographers are after? - Let's not only be gear heads who may again and again discuss if a lens is category APS-C or FF.

What you can use a lens for mainly depends on its image circle. The sensors aspect ratio of 3:2 by far isn't the only rectangle that you can build positioning corner points on the circles rim. In fact the APS-C sensor size restricts in a way that from the lenses' perspective isn't appropriate! So let's use FF mode if it's needed and crop in post.
I like this! Thanks for the suggestion. The 15 is back in the bag with the K1!
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