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01-03-2011, 04:35 PM   #1306
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This lens is just stunning for its size. I have a Sigma 14mm f/2.8, which is good, but weighs over 600 grams. Would the 15 be good for travel, due to size? I love the +-90 degree FOV.
I certainly think so! My go-to travel (and hike/ski/cycle) setup is the K-x with a da15 and/or a da40. Love it!

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It's a fun lens - even swans like it
thats to close for comfort, those can get pretty mad
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This lens is just stunning for its size. I have a Sigma 14mm f/2.8, which is good, but weighs over 600 grams. Would the 15 be good for travel, due to size?
Yes, it's excellent for that. Especially if it's the sort of holiday with landscapes in it. For my recent holiday I took the 15mm and a 18-250 superzoom, and used them about 40:60.
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For my recent holiday I took the 15mm and a 18-250 superzoom, and used them about 40:60.
It must be a fun lens to get 40% usage on a holiday as an ultrawide!

How does it do with Macro?

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It must be a fun lens to get 40% usage on a holiday as an ultrawide!

How does it do with Macro?
I think the minimum focus distance is 6", so while not a true macro it does reasonably well for close-in shooting.
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It must be a fun lens to get 40% usage on a holiday as an ultrawide!

How does it do with Macro?
Actually, it really isn't an ultra wide.
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Actually, it really isn't an ultra wide.
Technically, by definition, the DA15 is an ultra wide as the short side of an APS-C sensor is 16mm.

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By definition, wide-angle lenses differ from ultra wide angle lenses in that the latter have a focal length shorter than the short side of the film or sensor, which means that in 35mm, a wide-angle lens has a focal length between 35 and 24mm, while an ultra wide-angle lens has a focal length shorter than 24mm.
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Do the starbursts ever get old? I like them with some subjects (like the sun) but not others. I do hanker after this lens though....!
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Shot at f22, which looked a little dark on the first try, so I used a 540 for fill on the binoculars.
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From a little lunch hour mind control wander today.

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He looks pretty happy despite being kept in a box!
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He looks pretty happy despite being kept in a box!
It was his idea. "Space capsule." (I made the duct-tape hinges.)
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