Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-24-2016, 02:04 AM   #196
Veteran Member
i5_david's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 332
Cool idea though.
Did you use lightroom for putting these together? Never did a multirowpano yet. like the fov and the sharpness of your shot, Bernard.

05-24-2016, 07:45 AM - 1 Like   #197
Forum Member




Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Singapore
Posts: 62
QuoteOriginally posted by funkathustra Quote
Really cool photo — however, I don't think stitched photos are useful to post in this thread, as they greatly exaggerate the FOV and resolving capability of the optic in question. You could shoot that same photo with an FA* 85, a cheapo Quantaray zoom, or really any other lens, and it'd look the same.

You can't really show me that picture and say, "this is what the FA28 looks like"

I'd recommend people only post single-exposure pictures, just so that newer readers don't get confused, especially since so many people are used to an "APS-C mindset"
Sure. No problem with that PoV.

I chose a 28mm is a wide angle, and it's a challenge in many instances in a Cityscape.

So if you have constraints, budget wise, Pano is 1 way to go and get the best out of a non-ultra wide, wide lens. 85 would in my opinion not work in this situation (too close and will take too many shots in Cityscape) and the lighting conditions will have been missed.

But I'll agree not to add any more pano shots here.

---------- Post added 05-24-2016 at 10:50 PM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by i5_david Quote
Cool idea though.
Did you use lightroom for putting these together? Never did a multirowpano yet. like the fov and the sharpness of your shot, Bernard.
I tried to use Lightroom but it did not give me a good stitch. I'd the PTGui which helps me achieve a better stitch quicker. Alternatively consider Hugin which is free.

My apologies again for going out of point here in this thread. I'll stick to showing possible wide angle alternatives. I only have the 28 and 35 currently for wides, so I hope to see more examples out here showing other possibilities.

It's tough as there's not a lot of variety out there for us, unless we go the older ranges which is usually a compromise in the edge to edge sharpness.

Last edited by Bernard Yeo; 05-24-2016 at 07:54 AM.
05-24-2016, 01:49 PM   #198
Veteran Member
Caat's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Photos: Albums
Posts: 897
Has anyone had any experience with the FA* 24mm on the K-1? A review on the forum said that it performs better on the K-1 than the K-3 due to it's lower pixel density but not much more than that. I know it is a lens that requires stopping down a lot to get edge to edge sharpness.
05-25-2016, 01:44 AM   #199
Pentaxian




Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Prague
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,198
My FA*24 is quite worn out, probably not the best sample out there, but I found it quite pleasing even wide open. The corners are mainly soft due to the field curvature - the DOF is very different from the one found in the center. I must confress I haven't tried it a lot stopped down. On f2.8 it already loses to much superior image quality (especially microcontrast) of the new DFA24-70.
I still believe an intact, like new, examplar of this lens could fare a lot better. Unfortunately these are hard to get by.

05-25-2016, 05:09 AM   #200
Pentaxian
fs999's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Luxembourg
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,715
Soligor C/D Wide Auto 20mm F2.8
05-25-2016, 05:29 AM - 1 Like   #201
Site Supporter
Sandy Hancock's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,635
I have just purchased a DFA15-30, and should receive it by Friday (27th May) at the latest.

I plan to spend most of June comparing it to my DA10-17, DA15, FA20, DA21, FA*24, F28 and FA31, so I hope I will be able to provide a well-informed opinion to this thread in due course....
05-25-2016, 05:31 AM   #202
Site Supporter
Hattifnatt's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 2,285
QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
I have just purchased a DFA15-30, and should receive it by Friday (27th May) at the latest.

I plan to spend most of June comparing it to my DA10-17, DA15, FA20, DA21, FA*24, F28 and FA31, so I hope I will be able to provide a well-informed opinion to this thread in due course....
That would be very nice, I am thinking to buy this lens also along with the K-1.
05-25-2016, 06:12 AM - 1 Like   #203
Site Supporter




Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Ohio (formerly SF Bay Area)
Posts: 1,491
QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
I have just purchased a DFA15-30, and should receive it by Friday (27th May) at the latest.

I plan to spend most of June comparing it to my DA10-17, DA15, FA20, DA21, FA*24, F28 and FA31, so I hope I will be able to provide a well-informed opinion to this thread in due course....
Spoiler alert:

DA10-17 Rectilinearer
DA15 Bigger
FA20 Zoomier
DA21 Fullframier
FA*24 Slower
F28 Newer
FA31 Wider

Done!

05-25-2016, 06:33 AM - 1 Like   #204
Site Supporter
Sandy Hancock's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,635
QuoteOriginally posted by Quicksand Quote
Spoiler alert:

DA10-17 Rectilinearer
DA15 Bigger
FA20 Zoomier
DA21 Fullframier
FA*24 Slower
F28 Newer
FA31 Wider

Done!
Why didn't I ask you first? I could have saved myself a pile
05-25-2016, 07:04 AM   #205
Senior Member




Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Boston,MA
Posts: 219
try M28 f2, it is so sharp on my K1, however the bokeh is not very good.....
05-25-2016, 08:42 AM   #206
Forum Member




Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Singapore
Posts: 62
QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
I have just purchased a DFA15-30, and should receive it by Friday (27th May) at the latest.

I plan to spend most of June comparing it to my DA10-17, DA15, FA20, DA21, FA*24, F28 and FA31, so I hope I will be able to provide a well-informed opinion to this thread in due course....
Do show us some great photos with the DFA 15-30. I am very interested in this one (though it's quite a lot of lens). There's filter solutions available as well. Only thing is it's got to be 150mm Filters!

I am hoping the new IrixLens will be comparable (at least) even if it's a prime. I wrote to them and they said that K mounts will come after Canon's and the Nikon's.
05-25-2016, 09:53 AM   #207
Veteran Member
Caat's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Photos: Albums
Posts: 897
With regard to the 15-30, I am hoping that Pentax introduces a new range of DFA limiteds that maintain the small form factor ethos of the DA limiteds. The new zooms appear to be excellent performers but apart from the 28-105 (which is not a fast constant aperture lens) they are all very hefty pieces of kit.

A 20 to 24mm limited prime would be a very attractive prospect. But hey, there are a lot of lenses people would like!
05-25-2016, 10:12 AM   #208
Pentaxian
D1N0's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: ---
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,276
A new FA* 24mm F2.0 would be fine. Not too big but quite bright (and people who complain about it's quality just don't get the lens)
05-25-2016, 03:48 PM   #209
Forum Member




Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Monterey County, California
Photos: Albums
Posts: 87
Pentax K-1 with Samyang 24mm F1.4

I have been using my K-1 with the Samyang 24mm and I am impressed with the image quality. I compared images from the Samyang with the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art and the image quality of the Samyang is very close. Sharpness is about the same, contrast with the Samyang is not quite as good as the Sigma. Once Dxo releases camera and lens profiles for the Pentax K-1 and these lenses I will be able to compare the RAW image files.
05-26-2016, 01:48 AM   #210
Site Supporter
Sandy Hancock's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,635
My DFA15-30 arrived today, less than 24 hours after placing my order!

Physically it is big, but not huge: externally, the length and widest diameter are almost identical to the DA*16-50 with the hood on, but there is a whole lot more lens filling that potential volume. Not surprisingly, it is heavier, but not by as much as I expected as there is lot of (high quality) plastic used. It is internal focus (although it is not labelled as such) and the focus ring is nicely damped, but it turns in the wrong direction for a Pentax lens. The zoom ring is quite smooth (a slight increase in resistance nearing 15mm) and turns in the "right" direction. When zooming in from 15mm the front barrel retracts deeper into the hood - a clever design which must improve hood performance at the long end.

I have only taken a couple of quick shots in poor light, so it is too early to say much about image quality. Much more testing to come.
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-3  Photo 

Last edited by Sandy Hancock; 05-26-2016 at 02:00 AM.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
5d, af, angle lens, canon, crop, dslr, ff, filter, filters, full frame, full-frame, holder, image, k-1, k1, lens, lenses, macro, pentax, pentax k-1, samyang, sensor, tamron, ultrawide
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best sharp wide angle lens? (For wedding group shots) NeilGratton Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 36 07-06-2016 04:30 PM
Best Wide Angle Lens for Pentax Kx ArtyDiana Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 30 11-21-2014 07:40 AM
Best performing wide angle K mount lenses? Raffwal Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 16 09-24-2014 08:10 AM
Wanted - Acquired: Wide / Ultra Wide angle lens for my K-5 GWARmachine Sold Items 3 03-23-2013 12:03 AM
Best wide angle for K-5 IIs djc737 Pentax K-5 8 09-29-2012 08:14 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:46 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top