In many ways, that lens was the biggest reason for me to buy the k-1, in order to get an angle of view, speed, and sharpness that I wouldn't be able to match in aps. I pretty much agree with your impressions.
On June 7, 2018 7:49:04 PM PDT, Mark C <pdml-m...@charter.net> wrote: >A few days ago I ordered a DFA 15-20 lens and it arrived today. I did >not have the chance to take it out and around much, but this link has >three photos taken this afternoon, two right after un boxing and one >from a brief drive I took looking for places to test it. > >http://www.markcassino.com/b2evolution/index.php/dfa-15-30-f2-8?blog=9 > >Impressions: > >- Its big and heavy. Make that very big and very heavy. > >- Devilishly sharp. Virtually no softening at the corners or far edges >even at wide angles. > >- The wide aperture and close focusing ability is remarkable. Both >shots >wit the cats were at f4.5 and the dof is very narrow, but then the lens > >was very close to the subjects. > >- In the few outdoor shots I tried, it was difficult to get a good >exposure. At 15mm it was picking up the sky and the ground at my feet, >exceeding the dynamic range of the K1 (which is a pretty wide dynamic >range.) Granted, this was in full brilliant mid afternoon June >sunshine. >But even then I was exposing -2 or -3 stops from the meter reading in >order to get decent highlights and then bring up the shadows in post. >The third shot - the lake - give me hope since it was into the sun, >though the sun was just out of the frame and lightly obscured but the >cloud in the upper left. But I did do about 10 minutes of post >processing to competss the tonal range and make a few other >adjustments. > >This is definitely a lens that will take a little time to understand >and >master, especially at the 15mm end. I plan to take it out tomorrow for >a >more extensive test drive. > >Mark > > > > > > > > >--- >This email has been checked for viruses by AVG. >https://www.avg.com > > >-- >PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List >PDML@pdml.net >http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net >to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and >follow the directions. -- Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity. -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.