Re: D-FA HD 15-20mm f2.8

2018-06-11 Thread Mark C
Sorry, I misunderstood your comment about the Sigma 3.5 - obviously I was thinking of a different lens. Mark On 10 June 2018 at 23:13, Darren Addy wrote: I know nothing about the Sigma 14mm f3.5. I was referring to the fact that there are two Sigma EX 10-20mm: a 3.5 and a 4-5.6. I have the

Re: D-FA HD 15-20mm f2.8

2018-06-10 Thread Rob Studdert
I have it's fraternal twin, the Tamron version, fantastic lens, puts all the primes that went before it to shame performance wise but you have to be mentally prepared to deal with its bulk and weight, it's hulking. On 10 June 2018 at 23:13, Darren Addy wrote: > I know nothing about the Sigma

Re: D-FA HD 15-20mm f2.8

2018-06-10 Thread Darren Addy
I know nothing about the Sigma 14mm f3.5. I was referring to the fact that there are two Sigma EX 10-20mm: a 3.5 and a 4-5.6. I have the latter and it is my favorite lens. Darren Addy Kearney, NE On Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 10:12 PM Mark C > > You mention a Sigma 14mm f3.5. I own this lens, bought

Re: D-FA HD 15-20mm f2.8

2018-06-09 Thread Mark C
I’m a bargain hunter myself and really worked that angle before making the decision to go with the 15-30. I already have an FA 20-35 f4, so I was looking for something that would do better . The 20-35 is good at the wide end when stopped down to f8 or 11 and is very good at the long end. But

RE: D-FA HD 15-20mm f2.8

2018-06-09 Thread John Coyle
. John in Brisbane -Original Message- From: PDML On Behalf Of Bob W-PDML Sent: Saturday, 9 June 2018 3:58 PM To: Pentax-Discuss Mail List Subject: Re: D-FA HD 15-20mm f2.8 Very impressive collection. > On 9 Jun 2018, at 03:30, Larry Colen wrote: > > Luiz's quest

Re: D-FA HD 15-20mm f2.8

2018-06-09 Thread Darren Addy
A D-FA 15-20mm f2.8 in Like New minus condition. On Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 6:03 PM Paul Stenquist wrote: > An LN??? > > Paul > > > On Jun 9, 2018, at 6:06 PM, Darren Addy wrote: > > > > congrats on the enablement! > > Alternative purchase: > > KEH has a LN- for $1035. > > > > Alternate purchases

Re: D-FA HD 15-20mm f2.8

2018-06-09 Thread Mark C
I'm really glad you posted about using this lens for shooting the milky way. As it turns out the trip I'm taking up north in a couple weeks puts will put me literally about 2 miles away from a dark sky preserve at the tip of Michigan's thumb. I've never tried shooting the milky way before but

Re: D-FA HD 15-20mm f2.8

2018-06-09 Thread Paul Stenquist
An LN??? Paul > On Jun 9, 2018, at 6:06 PM, Darren Addy wrote: > > congrats on the enablement! > Alternative purchase: > KEH has a LN- for $1035. > > Alternate purchases (2&3) > As a “bottom feeder” I’m more than happy with my Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 > (bought used for $350). B has one now for

Re: D-FA HD 15-20mm f2.8

2018-06-09 Thread Darren Addy
congrats on the enablement! Alternative purchase: KEH has a LN- for $1035. Alternate purchases (2&3) As a “bottom feeder” I’m more than happy with my Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 (bought used for $350). B has one now for $285. With the outstanding high ISO PERFORMANCE of the latest Pentax, I don’t see a

Re: D-FA HD 15-20mm f2.8

2018-06-09 Thread Mark C
Thanks for pointing that out. I hope to be up north in a couple weeks, maybe where the milky way is visible. If the opportunity comes up I'll give that a try. Very nice shots in that album!. Mark Larry Colen wrote: Luiz's question about astrophotography reminded me that I find that one thing

Re: D-FA HD 15-20mm f2.8

2018-06-09 Thread Mark C
I got it intending ti use it for landscapes but the close focusing abilities open up some other opportunities as well. The focal range is also pretty good for use on APS C and if it behaves nicely with infrared it might get some use on my IR converted k01, being a bit wider than the DA 18-55

Re: D-FA HD 15-20mm f2.8

2018-06-09 Thread Larry Colen
Bob W-PDML wrote on 6/8/18 10:58 PM: Very impressive collection. Thank you. That lens, or one like it, was pretty much why I bought the K-1, the angle of view, speed and sharpness of the combination. Anyone who has that lens and camera body should definitely spend some time outside

Re: D-FA HD 15-20mm f2.8

2018-06-09 Thread Bob W-PDML
Very impressive collection. > On 9 Jun 2018, at 03:30, Larry Colen wrote: > > Luiz's question about astrophotography reminded me that I find that one thing > I use mine for a lot is night time landscapes. I've gotten some really nice > shots of the milky way simply by pointing the camera at

Re: D-FA HD 15-20mm f2.8

2018-06-08 Thread Larry Colen
Luiz's question about astrophotography reminded me that I find that one thing I use mine for a lot is night time landscapes. I've gotten some really nice shots of the milky way simply by pointing the camera at it and taking 30 second exposures using Astrotracer. Unfortunately I can't search

Re: D-FA HD 15-20mm f2.8

2018-06-08 Thread Paul Stenquist
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 wrote: > > I took it out for a couple hours this afternoon, a little more

Re: D-FA HD 15-20mm f2.8

2018-06-08 Thread Mark C
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

Re: D-FA HD 15-20mm f2.8

2018-06-07 Thread lrc
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 wrote: >A few days ago I ordered a DFA 15-20