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06-12-2016, 03:52 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by melander Quote
even tho its not the best landscape lens anymore due to vignetting. Macro works great and I still love my DA 35 macro ltd
Absolutely.
Don't get me wrong - it's still a fantastic, even uniquely wonderful lens.

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I have used the 35mm Ltd lens a few times recently, with the Pentax K-1. My experience is the following: (a) Quite a lot of vignetting if you use the incorporated hood (b) a small amount of vignetting if not using the hood. I enclose a couple of photos to illustrate this. The waterfall was at f16 to reduced the shutter speed. The panoramic shot was two photos stitched and taken at f8. Both photos taken using a tripod. Neither have been corrected for vignetting, which is slightly noticeable, but not significant for me. The image quality seems excellent to me, across the frame. Regards, John
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With the variations that people are showing here, I can't help wondering if we're seeing production tolerance differences or even production variants that are responsible for those differences. I'll run some tests on my own sample now, to see what it produces.
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmb Quote
The waterfall was at f16 to reduced the shutter speed
It's a nice shot; the dense physical vignetting is only not a problem here because the corners are already dark. My test shots were designed to demonstrate the problem, this seems designed to hide it.
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The panoramic shot was two photos stitched and taken at f8. Both photos taken using a tripod
The overlap conveniently removes the vignetted corners of the right and left corners of the left and right image respectively. The vignetting in the remaining corners looks rather weird given the aspect ratio of the resultant stitch. You'd get a much better result in crop mode stitching four or five images in portrait orientation.
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The image quality seems excellent to me, across the frame.
At the size they are posted it is impossible to say with certainly, but the edges look pretty fuzzy to me.

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With the variations that people are showing here, I can't help wondering if we're seeing production tolerance differences or even production variants that are responsible for those differences. I'll run some tests on my own sample now, to see what it produces.
I reckon the results in johnmb's post are entirely consistent with mine, for the reasons stated above. By all means do your own tests though

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I've found that if crop to 24mp at 3:2 aspect ratio there's no obvious vignetting, thus getting a k-3 worth of pixels with the greater scope to push in post. Handy option to me.
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