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04-24-2009, 06:20 AM   #1
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DPR review the DA 15mm ltd F4

DPR are giving Pentax a bit of air time? Sony not paying there bills on time? lol..

Pentax smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited Lens Review: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review

04-24-2009, 06:44 AM   #2
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If you have 10 MP camera, DA15 will be very good. If you are K20D - user,
DA15/4 is compromise between resolution wide-opened and size/weight.

I'm shocked - NO DISTORTION AT ALL! And very good flare resist.
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It was odd that they review the lens so soon.

Did they review the 55*?
04-24-2009, 07:15 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by whatever7 Quote
It was odd that they review the lens so soon.
Maybe that's why Value is 7.5 only

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It was odd that they review the lens so soon.
No, it's nothing odd here. You know, people may want to buy that d*mn Pentax lens - they must be stopped right here, right now!
And a review it's the best way to do it
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I don't know why I click on DPR links anymore; I guess it's one of those social engineering tricks:

OP: Here, click this link, it's about Pentax
Me: Okay, <click>
Me: Crap, it's DPR and their dated, mid-90's navigation system

Odd, I don't think desiring a lens for it's fine craftsmanship is a "frivolous" reason at all; that's like saying wanting BMW over a Hyundai because of build quality is "frivolous".

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Like all of Pentax's Limited series primes, it's also a finely crafted piece of kit which is a delight to use - a somewhat frivolous reason to choose one, perhaps, although still perfectly valid in its own way.

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The bokor looks very odd in the upper part?!?!
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QuoteOriginally posted by legacyb4 Quote
I don't know why I click on DPR links anymore; I guess it's one of those social engineering tricks:

OP: Here, click this link, it's about Pentax
Me: Okay, <click>
Me: Crap, it's DPR and their dated, mid-90's navigation system

Odd, I don't think desiring a lens for it's fine craftsmanship is a "frivolous" reason at all; that's like saying wanting BMW over a Hyundai because of build quality is "frivolous".
The worst thing is the yellow text.

It kills my eyes. I had to install firefox add-on just to kill the color theme.

And I heard the guy (Phil) started out as a web programmer, not a photographer. How can a web programmer design something so ugly?

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How can a web programmer design something so ugly?
Cos he's a programmer, not an artist?
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Cos he's a programmer, not an artist?
mouahahah good one
(I'm programmer myself)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Miserere Quote
Cos he's a programmer, not an artist?
And quite full of himself thanks to his Amazon zoot, too. But hey, he has a 15 Limited and I don't...
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The bokor looks very odd in the upper part?!?!
Yes it does. I took a few snaps with a sample at PMA and was surprised by some of the fringing and softness at f/4 also. Fact is, at 15mm and f/4 bokeh shouldn't be what you're buying this lens for. Go for the 14mm f/2.8 instead.
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I have the 12-24 and the review said it was sharper than the 15mm. I don't know if I could get rid of it...though I would love to own small, limited Pentax primes. Looking forward to what other reviews (and users) have to say.
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I wish this lens was f/1.9 like the 31mm is on film
or that the 14mm would have fast focus Ltd version
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I like it, it is def staying on my to buy list. I can't wait until June 1!
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