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10-05-2013, 04:37 PM   #706
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QuoteOriginally posted by TenZ.NL Quote
That red/magenta colour cast must be a 'feature' of the HD coating ...

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Or the photographer's white balance setting...

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That red/magenta colour cast must be a 'feature' of the HD coating ...
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Or the photographer's white balance setting...
Since K-x I find that AWB have shifted towards magenta, very much like the photos posted. I won't put it against the lens. I'll wait until someone capable has it.
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Most of these examples have been in crap light, any photographer worth a little salt should notice that. The ppg ones are a little over pp for me, and def too processed to understand a lens characteristic. Good images there though.

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I just started a thread in the SLR lenses section with a some comparison pictures. It's still not very good but shows that HD reduces aberrations compared to SMC.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/238881-da21-cr...omparison.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Or the photographer's white balance setting...
The K-5 has a tendency to magenta in its AWB setting. I usually use AWB but I almost always have to adjust magenta down. Combined with cold color temperature, this often gives K-5 pictures a purplish look which I immediately noticed when the first pictures from the K-5 started to show up.
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Ricoh Imaging announced yesterday that the silver HD Pentax-DA Limiteds would be released on Friday, October 25th:

HD PENTAX-DA 15mm F4 ED AL | RICOH IMAGING
HD PENTAX-DA 21mm F3.2 AL | RICOH IMAGING
HD PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.8 Macro | RICOH IMAGING
HD PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 | RICOH IMAGING
HD PENTAX-DA 70mm F2.4 | RICOH IMAGING

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Those look gorgeous lenses! (So do the black versions). I'm sure they work superbly too.

But I keep asking myself: "when would I put one of those on my camera instead of one of my existing lenses?" And I simply can't identify the circumstances! I think I must do different sorts of photography from those who use such lenses.

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Still waiting for a rehash of the FA Limiteds with HD coating.... in silver!
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But I keep asking myself: "when would I put one of those on my camera instead of one of my existing lenses?"
If you had some, you'd know!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Barry Pearson Quote
Those look gorgeous lenses! (So do the black versions). I'm sure they work superbly too.

But I keep asking myself: "when would I put one of those on my camera instead of one of my existing lenses?" And I simply can't identify the circumstances! I think I must do different sorts of photography from those who use such lenses.
Imo the key to enjoying a DA Lim is to shoot with no strap. It feels different when the camera can be operated with one hand and you can move it anywhere without restrictions.
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If you had some, you'd know!
I've been told that before. It doesn't help me at all!
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Imo the key to enjoying a DA Lim is to shoot with no strap. It feels different when the camera can be operated with one hand and you can move it anywhere without restrictions.
In a studio I already shoot with no strap. In the field I prefer to shoot with just a wrist strap.

I still can't think why that would make me want to put one on my camera! I like zooms, except for special purposes, because they are flexible and avoid lens-changes. And I use my camera in bad weather, so I want WR.

I find it suspicious that no one is telling me why I would want to put one on my camera!
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When you want sharper photos. Simple as that. The * zooms are great in terms of image quality, but the Limiteds are a definite step up.

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In a studio I already shoot with no strap. In the field I prefer to shoot with just a wrist strap.

I still can't think why that would make me want to put one on my camera! I like zooms, except for special purposes, because they are flexible and avoid lens-changes. And I use my camera in bad weather, so I want WR.

I find it suspicious that no one is telling me why I would want to put one on my camera!
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
When you want sharper photos. Simple as that. The * zooms are great in terms of image quality, but the Limiteds are a definite step up.
But I don't do the sort of photography where I would put such a prime lens on my camera, even if it is sharper than my zooms.

They would be competing with the DA 12-24mm f/4, the DA 17-70mm f/4, and the DA* 60-250mm f/4. The first two of these may be upgraded, if the roadmap is implemented.

All of those print sharply at A3+ and beyond. Obviously they deal with 1400 x 1050 projection, and web galleries, with ease.
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