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08-08-2016, 06:01 PM - 5 Likes   #106
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i just took my DA21 off the market after taking it last weekend up to the White Mountains for this astro shot:

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08-10-2016, 08:45 AM   #108
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i just took my DA21 off the market after taking it last weekend up to the White Mountains for this astro shot:

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That is an excellent photograph. If it were my photograph I would frame it.

I have a DA 21 and am quite pleased with it's performance.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mikeSF Quote
i just took my DA21 off the market after taking it last weekend up to the White Mountains for this astro shot:

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Man, great photo, well done!

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i just took my DA21 off the market after taking it last weekend up to the White Mountains for this astro shot:
Agreed. Superbly done. I had no idea the DA 21 could do astro that well. Thought it might be a little too slow.
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Agreed. Superbly done. I had no idea the DA 21 could do astro that well. Thought it might be a little too slow.
well, Astrotracer makes it "faster". This was 1 min exposure at f/4.5 and ISO1600.


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Man, great photo, well done!
thanks so much! I was suffering from altitude sickness (10,000ft+) and was barely able to get the shot. Glad I got through that.

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That is an excellent photograph. If it were my photograph I would frame it.

I have a DA 21 and am quite pleased with it's performance.
thanks! I've enjoyed the DA21 for many years and thought I'd replace my DA15 and DA21 with the new DFA 15-30. That was not wise as these two still beat the 15-30 from f/4 on.
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thanks! I've enjoyed the DA21 for many years and thought I'd replace my DA15 and DA21 with the new DFA 15-30. That was not wise as these two still beat the 15-30 from f/4 on.
I'm thinking of getting a K-1 and have thought about either the 15-30 or 24-70. Not sure which. I have a 40 Limited, 50 Macro, 50 normal F 1.4 and 10-17 and understand 17mm works ok with the K-1. I understand the other lenses of mine I just listed work ok with FF.
Decisions, decisions.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
I'm thinking of getting a K-1 and have thought about either the 15-30 or 24-70. Not sure which. I have a 40 Limited, 50 Macro, 50 normal F 1.4 and 10-17 and understand 17mm works ok with the K-1. I understand the other lenses of mine I just listed work ok with FF.
Decisions, decisions.
yeah, for FF 15-30 is a good way to go. On APS-C, though, DA 15 and DA 21 are still the gems.
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I've enjoyed the DA21 for many years and thought I'd replace my DA15 and DA21 with the new DFA 15-30. That was not wise as these two still beat the 15-30 from f/4 on.
The DA 21 (along with the DA 15 and 35 Limiteds) are one of the three or four primary reasons I've decided to stick with APS-C for the nonce. The DA Limiteds are among the best primes I've run across, or even heard about, for mid-aperture shooting with smaller format cameras.

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...The DA Limiteds are among the best primes I've run across, or even heard about...
i am inclined to agree with you!
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Great shots, and advice. I purchased a 21mm on PF a few weeks ago, but I really haven't put it through its paces yet. If the weather cooperates, I'll be using it tonight to capture the Pleiades meteors.
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Fantastic pics on this page from one of my favorite lenses. Here are a couple from mine just before I accidentally sat on it. Now, I can't get it to focus. Hopefully, I can resuscitate it because death by my butt isn't the most pleasant way to go.



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Smith River, in far Northern California:

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Astro shot from Berry Summit:

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Thanks to Mike's and Greg's images prodding my LBA, Im now a DA 21mm owner to go with my HD DA 15mm. I'm hoping to put it through its paces in Yosemite.
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