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08-18-2015, 01:27 PM   #31
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I'm considering to buy the upcoming FF and I'm thinking of a wide angle prime, something like the DA15 Ltd. I have the Sigma 35mm f1.4 though, but nothing else.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Hattifnatt Quote
I'm considering to buy the upcoming FF and I'm thinking of a wide angle prime, something like the DA15 Ltd. I have the Sigma 35mm f1.4 though, but nothing else.
Some pretty good suggestions in this thread, Hattifnatt!
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QuoteOriginally posted by wtlwdwgn Quote
One can use any lens for landscapes. The problems with super WA is they 'throw' the background way out in the distance and often do not render a flat field. I think they are more useful close in. I like to use medium wide or even normal lenses. I've been shooting multiple image panos with better results than a super WA. Super WAs are nice indoors, for architecture, and tight street scenes. Just my $0.02.
^^^this

i think that people are looking at it from a crop perspective, because as pentax users that's all we know, unless we shot film.

28mm on ff is w-i-d-e, and it's more natural looking than 24mm on ff... ultra wide on ff has limited usage opportunities, imho.
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I've just returned my copy of the 18-35mm Pentax. It was really horrible at the edges (or should I say: slightly of the center?). No way! Keep in mind, we're talking about test shots using an APS-C sensor... I don't really want to imagine how it will "perform" when I mount it on a FF cam?

I now bought the Tokina 17mm 3.5. Hope this will do.

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Usually, if I have it with me, I find a way to use it.

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I like my F28 2.8 very much and imagine results would be especially lovely on FF with that wider FOV.


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I am not a devoted "landscape photographer" but I do take some landscape shots and they are up to my standards (and one actually won a contest). I have the DA 14mm, FA 20mm, FA 35mm and DA 16-45mm lenses. Recently bought the A 15mm to be prepared when the FF is released. All very good, but my most used lenses for landscape are actually the A* 85mm and the A* 200mm lenses. (The contest-winner was with the A* 85mm.)
Horses for courses, I agree with wtlwdwgn, any lens can be used for landscape as well as for portrait or close-up or for... The best lens is the one that gives you the picture you had in mind or saves the moment for the future.

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QuoteOriginally posted by osv Quote
^^^this

i think that people are looking at it from a crop perspective, because as pentax users that's all we know, unless we shot film.

28mm on ff is w-i-d-e, and it's more natural looking than 24mm on ff... ultra wide on ff has limited usage opportunities, imho.
Yep. I rarely use my 20mm for traditional 'landscapes', I use it (mostly) for dramatic compositions that encompass foreground elements. I use my 20 for *people* shots more than landscapes. Even on aps-c I like 24-35mm for landscapes more than 12-24m usually.

I probably shoot more landscapes with telephoto than WA.

15-20mm on FF can be used for 'landscape' if you have some interesting elements in it that tie the foreground to the background:



But IMO it works better for stuff like this:




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QuoteOriginally posted by Kerrowdown Quote
Aye, the Aspherical Element (AL) version was only produced in very limited numbers, I think a few were possibly made in the A series too, but only few of these lenses are around now.
The 15/3.5 with the aspherical element was only available on the very first Takumar M42 and K Series versions. Afterwards the remaining Takumar and K15/3.5's were made without the aspherical element. None of the A15/3.5's had an aspherical element.

The 15/3.5 with the aspherical element had a different distance scale of 7 4 2 1.5 and the non AL 7 3 2 1.5

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I have Samyang 14mm and Pentax M 28mm, which should be wide enough for landscapes on FF (also have two 35mm and three 50mm lenses that are FF-compatible). But I'll be sticking to APSC for a while.
I sometimes want something to fill the gap between 14mm and 28mm, but every time I am about to get something, unexpected expenses come up. Silly things like fridge or washing machine dying.. But that FA 20-35mm looks really tempting, as well as Samyang 24mm. I'm sure Pentax will announce some more wide angle lenses soon after the FF is official, hopefully even some WR primes.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
None of the A15/3.5's had an aspherical element.
Thanks for that bit of extra info, my Mistress is definitely the non AL 7 3 2 1.5 kinda girl.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bilybianca Quote
Recently bought the A 15mm to be prepared when the FF is released
QuoteOriginally posted by bilybianca Quote
most used lenses for landscape are actually the A* 85mm and the A* 200mm lenses
A fine collection of glass going on there.
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A fine collection of glass going on there.
Well, you if one would know.

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Well, you if one would know
You have three cousins of my Mistress, Sweetheart and Gorgeous Lady right there.
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