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12-12-2010, 10:25 AM   #1216
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Can anyone tell me how do I get the sunburst thing? I can't seem to get it.
Why don't you show some examples?

For one thing, the sky needs to be very clear, it doesn't work through clouds, it doesn't even work through a slight haze. The light needs to have a great deal of coherency.

Also, best bet is to try f/8 or smaller for a tighter star.

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12-12-2010, 01:09 PM   #1217
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Great compositional technique! Love the shot-- Any cropping?
Thanks, no cropping, just some slight straightening
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great shot! Is it HDR like PP involved?
Thanks. Yes, I used a little of the "tonal contrast" Nik effect. I do have a 3 shot sequence but haven't got around to doing the real HDR processing yet on them.
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From a little road trip through the San Luis Valley
This is a monument in a graveyard.

12-14-2010, 01:07 PM   #1219
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My favorite lens, the DA 15 limited, doing something seasonal. Christmas markets are a big thing in Germany. According to my German sources, the markets exist for one and only purpose: so that people could have a good reason to drink glühwein (with plenty of alcohol). The shot below is from Bremen.



I was so focused on what really matters that I actually forgot to take a proper photo of the background.
I had taken one several hours before the shot posted, but it was during daylight and not as spectacular. Fortunately I did have a good enough night shot from a different angle, so I don't have to bang my head to a wall.

Brussels, Belgium, during light snowing. This one has been cropped quite a bit.



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Thank you all for providing such nice photos. Unfortunately, in my case its close but no cigar with this lens. I thought it might provide me a reason to sell my Sigma EX 14mm/2.8 full frame lens, but I see that the Sigma still holds its own against this lens, possibly because of the crop factor. 1 mm less, f4 vs 2.8, APS-C vs full frame, tiny lens vs a massive bulbous lens that looks the goods, as also a lens that actually shoots my feet on a full frame (film) if I'm not careful, means that the 15mm does NOT control my mind. Yay, free of LBA atlast!


Sigma EX 14/2.8 on a K100D
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/500 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 14mm
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Wow, can't argue with the beautiful color and contrast, especially for that photo on the right- but either there's "a bit" of distortion or else she has a reaaal hard time finding shoes in size 20!
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LOL at the shoe remark. Yeah you have to be careful at the corners, does a stellar job of keeping things straight with the result that the corners can get a bit weird. Another quirk of this lens is that it finds the sun very easily because the front element protrudes so much. On the other hand this is the only full frame lens that I have found that has no PF.
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Did somebody say sunbursts? :P (all at f11 or so, I believe). And on that note, the sun was slightly behind the clouds in some of these, peaking out now a bit - hence the varying prominence of the rays.







Crossposted from post your photos section. These photos are all so unique from each other. I know.

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For the sunburst, I would use F16 or smaller, face the sun, then turn about 90 degrees so that the sun is not in the frame. Meter off of the sky without the sun in the frame, then turn back towards the sun and take your shot. Make any needed exposure adjustments using the first pic as something to go on.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zwaah Quote
to drink glühwein
oh yes. having this almost on a daily basis, in winter time)
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first post and I GOT A DA 15! HAHEAHEHAHEAE
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QuoteOriginally posted by mkvlln Quote
first post and I GOT A DA 15! HAHEAHEHAHEAE
Definite evidence of 15mm Limited mind-control madness in this post.
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Definite evidence of 15mm Limited mind-control madness in this post.
I laughed.. hard.
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Definite evidence of 15mm Limited mind-control madness in this post.
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I laughed.. hard.
YES! It's really impressive man! Solidly built. Gonna test shoot it soon.
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I absolutely love this lens, it's my new favorite lens. I use it even more than my Pentax DA 35/4 Macro Limited, which was my favorite before this one. Of course, I think it might be the feeling of novelty that the DA 15/4 still has. I've provided links to some samples. Please let me know what you guys think.





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