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09-11-2016, 05:43 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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killer combo

SRS Microsystems in the UK gave a staggering 30% (GBP550) off the new D-FA 70-200 f/2.8 ED DC AW Lens in and August Bank Holiday promotion, which was just too good to miss, so my purchase of that and the K-1 was brought forward by a year or so - and I have to say that I have no regrets at all about taking the plunge - quite the opposite.

What I wanted to highlight here is the killer combo of this lens + K-1 + pixel shift - the detail recorded is simply astonishing.

Admittedly a link to a Flickr upload of a jpeg isn't the best way to prove the point, but the fact that the detail is so good even on that does in a way make the point. I really am blown away by the IQ. Bear in mind also that this was taken in moderately low light (hence 2.5s exposure) at f/11 (sharpness peaks at f/4, although the drop-off is well controlled). The sharpness is better on this camera than my (admittedly film era) 100mm macro lens.

Great lens, killer combo



09-11-2016, 09:18 AM   #2
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Indeed, that is some serious IQ. Sure you'll be happy with your kit.
09-11-2016, 05:49 PM   #3
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Indeed, what a great combination! Love that side-lighting in your pic, BTW.
10-01-2016, 07:55 AM   #4
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Great buy and great lens. And also nice price for it

As for the flickr you limit to 2048x2048 that is 4MP and were a K5 and 50-135 would have performed albeit as well. So the extra uber sharpness not really visible even if the 2048 shots look stunning.

Great shoot and great buy !

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