I love that lens. I don’t use it a lot, but it is perfect on the wide endfor car interiors. And at 30mm, it’s a nice landscape lens, capBle of capturing plenty of detail.
Paul > On Jun 8, 2018, at 5:28 PM, Mark C <pdml-m...@charter.net> wrote: > > I took it out for a couple hours this afternoon, a little more dedicated test > than just randomly shooting though the results are more or less the same. I'm > glad I got it - though I have to rethink the camera bag situation in light of > its size. > > Mark > >> On 6/7/2018 11:54 PM, l...@red4est.com wrote: >> 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. > > > > -- > 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. -- 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.