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03-29-2018, 04:42 PM - 5 Likes   #241
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Tree in front of puddle near Humboldt Bay, with the KP:



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I had forgotten about this image shot in spring of 2016 until last week when a local magazine, Insider, purchased it for use. From the Bald Hills in Redwood NP, shot with the K-5iis:

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Fernbridge over the Eel River:

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Bald Hills in Redwood NP:

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The 21 is magical...

Just did my first trip to Puerto Vallarta with JUST the limiteds and no zoom (except the 10-17 fisheye, but that's another story). I think I MIGHT be liberating my 16-85. LOVED travelling with the Limiteds in their little Limited Hardshell case - you'd never DREAM it was camera stuff; I looked like some kind of hippy flute player or something. In the case I had the 15, the 40, the 10-17 fisheye, an extra battery, and a couple of filters and a lens cloth. The 21 practically never left the camera - I used it for 90% of my travel shooting. Pentax absolutely NAILED the focal length on this thing, and focussing down to 6" or less, wow....here's some proof. All handlheld, K3ii with no battery grip, so it was nice and small and discreet - I looked like an old guy with a film camera with this setup, and nobody was ever intimidated by it like they often are with a battery grip and a big zoom. I'm definitely going to complete my set with the 70 and eventually the 35 macro but in the HD version (better bokeh); my current limiteds are all green ring for better starbursts.

If you're on the fence at all about this lens, don't be. It is magnificent - PERFECT travelling companion, and the ultimate street shooter. Zoom-schmoom - zoom with your feet. You can just TELL what's going to work with this lens, and that is almost everything. Just watch out if you're near a cliff! (lol!)


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QuoteOriginally posted by Cambo Quote
If you're on the fence at all about this lens, don't be. It is magnificent - PERFECT travelling companion, and the ultimate street shooter. Zoom-schmoom - zoom with your feet. You can just TELL what's going to work with this lens, and that is almost everything.
Although I'm not a street shooter, I find this be pretty much true for landscapes as well. Can shoot all day with this lens. Can't say that about DA 15 and DA 35 Limiteds.

Forest in fog, Redwood NP, shot with the KP:

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Shades of Ansel...

QuoteOriginally posted by northcoastgreg Quote
Although I'm not a street shooter, I find this be pretty much true for landscapes as well. Can shoot all day with this lens. Can't say that about DA 15 and DA 35 Limiteds.

Forest in fog, Redwood NP, shot with the KP:
Thank you for the kind words, and I enjoy your photography very much, Greg, so your input means a lot. And what a LOVELY part of the world you live in - I've driven through MANY times and each time I have I go "I should really come back to this beautiful place".

Yup, the 21 is quite the lens; I shot non-stop for two weeks with it, pretty much effortlessly. If it was my only lens, I would be just fine with that. I find I can pre-visualize with this lens; I have NEVER been able to do that with a zoom. Somehow you just know what's going to fit, and you can predict the results.

15-21-40-70...magical numbers to APSC Pentaxians.

Wish they'd bring out a 135 F2.8 limited...and a 10 or 12mm F4...and very much looking forward to the DA*11-18 F2.8, even though it's a zoom.


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I like this lens with my K 3 II

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crop only

a little more crop and pp
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The lens is great for travelling, here are 2 shots from my motorbike trip to Scottland



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