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10-03-2013, 09:44 PM   #691
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What if these lenses are optimized for the new camera?

10-04-2013, 03:16 AM   #692
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Here is a Google translated review of the HD 15mm from DC Watch in Japan. I haven't had time to read it fully, but it seems like the detail in low-light is improved and there is some weakening of the starburst effect, so that some may still prefer the older one. No side-by-side comparisons in this review, but a few sample images.

Interchangeable lens Stock Gallery: HD PENTAX-DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited - digital camera Watch
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This is very reddish / magenta-ish but one should note that the firmware of the K-5 IIs used to take these pictures is v.1.04 and not 1.05/1.06.
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This is very reddish / magenta-ish but one should note that the firmware of the K-5 IIs used to take these pictures is v.1.04 and not 1.05/1.06.
I blame the magenta on the K-5iis :x
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
This is very reddish / magenta-ish but one should note that the firmware of the K-5 IIs used to take these pictures is v.1.04 and not 1.05/1.06.
A strange collection of shots, all except one taken at f11 or thereabouts, with a mix of in-camera CA/distortion correction turned on and off. Hard to tell until someone who knows what they are doing takes and posts some decent photos. No pixie dust here ...

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No pixie dust here ...
But but but...the Nano coating, that's what counts
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But but but...the Nano coating, that's what counts
Nanopixies™
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Nanopixies™

If you stick a trademark on it and put it in a Ricoh brochure, some folks will trip all over themselves to justify its value
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I see from your sig that you use a K-7? The sensor being the K-5 sensor plays a role here too imho.

I agree that the shots with the 21 seem extremely pedestrian though.

All the DA 70 shots look very very good.
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Those Flickr shots taken with the HD DA21 show a definite lack of pixie dust compared to my old plain DA21
I have to disagree, some of those HD21 shots are sharper than anything I normally see come strait out of a SMC21. Just look at the 21ltd image gallery here and these look better. Yes the composition and exposure of the shots is boring as bat poo, but i've never been that impressed in non PP 21 images except for the beautiful colours.
Bring on some direct comparisons and we might be able to judge.
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This is very reddish / magenta-ish but one should note that the firmware of the K-5 IIs used to take these pictures is v.1.04 and not 1.05/1.06.
I think he went -1 exposure comp on the first sunset shot and forgot to ever turn it off!
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I have to disagree, some of those HD21 shots are sharper than anything I normally see come strait out of a SMC21. Just look at the 21ltd image gallery here and these look better. Yes the composition and exposure of the shots is boring as bat poo, but i've never been that impressed in non PP 21 images except for the beautiful colours.
Bring on some direct comparisons and we might be able to judge.
Hard to tell - at 1024 x 678 anything looks sharp, even my DA21 shots
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Just look at the 21ltd image gallery here and these look better.
I wouldn't use anything posted here as a baseline. The crappy compression algorithm used on the CMS software used by this site ensures that nothing looks as sharp as it would on Flickr.
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I think he went -1 exposure comp on the first sunset shot and forgot to ever turn it off!
This is why pentax should copy quick exposure compensation from Nikon

These lenses demand a better test. I can't wait until one of us gets a copy.
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Hard to tell - at 1024 x 678 anything looks sharp, even my DA21 shots
You show the 21s abilities off superbly, that lens really does spectacular colour rendition.
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I wouldn't use anything posted here as a baseline. The crappy compression algorithm used on the CMS software used by this site ensures that nothing looks as sharp as it would on Flickr.
Nice to know, one of my issues is that use my 43ltd as a sharpness yardstick, which is quite unfair on other lenses!
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