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03-14-2013, 04:45 PM   #16
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For the DA21mm:

http://www.pentax.de/media/011a067735b62e7c2b87f04440523cc4/Datenblatt_smc_P...AL_limited.pdf

For the 15mm:

http://www.pentax.de/media/d5572838c113c738c55e448958dde6d6/Datenblatt_15mm.pdf

I would prefer the 21mmmyself.

03-14-2013, 04:45 PM   #17
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LR4 fixes distortion and more importantly for the DA12-24, CA & PF. The 12-24 has less distortion than the DA21 and about teh same as the 15. It is a very sharp zoom and has a versatile range. The only downside is size/weight compared to the primes.
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perpetual3 -- I have a DA 16-45 zoom lens, and use it everyday. 24 to 67 equivalent. If I could take only one lens on a trip, this would be it... at twilight or evening, I can always bump the ISO a bit to compensate for it being f/4 instead of the DA-21's f/3.2. The DA 16-45 gives you a very useful range -- from quite wide-angle to mild telephoto -- that should make for a perfect vacation!
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After spending the last four days shooting around Los Angeles, I'm even more sure of the 21. Even though I loved the IQ of the k01 with the 40xs, I just couldn't get used the fov.

Went back to using the grd4 and the 28mm fov simply works. Sometimes I want a little bit tighter, sometimes wider, but the 40xs is just to much. I'll continue using it for portraits. But otherwise, I can't use it a my general lens.

On the plus side, I figured out a quick way to dial in zone focus using focus peaking.

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