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Old Jan 6, 2008, 9:37 AM   #11
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Those blue photos aren't accidents - consider them "artistic renditions."
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Thanks again for the comparisons Mtngal.A wide angle zoom and a 77mm Limited are the next two lenses on my list.

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Old Jan 6, 2008, 3:44 PM   #13
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Tim - there you go, you'll get the 77 Limited and post awesome pictures that will make me green with envy. That is one lens that I've always wanted butsince I have the DA*50-135, can't justify. That doesn't stop me from wanting it, though.
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Hello, Harriet,

You are going to love that lens! It's one of my favorites.

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Old Jan 6, 2008, 9:17 PM   #15
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Those blue photos aren't accidents - consider them "artistic renditions."
Then I have a wonderful collection of "artistically rendered" ducks.

Thanks for the shots with the new lens, Harriet. It looks like that's going to be a winner. I wish everyone wouldn't keep posting great shots with lenses I don't have. I'm just a poor school teacher, and I keep seeing shots that make we want. :-)

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Thanks for the shots with the new lens, Harriet. It looks like that's going to be a winner. I wish everyone wouldn't keep posting great shots with lenses I don't have. I'm just a poor school teacher, and I keep seeing shots that make we want. :-)

Paul
That's why I have a slightly used kidney listed for sale on ebay right now! :?
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Old Jan 7, 2008, 11:19 PM   #17
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Paul - You were just trying to create a new breed of ducks.

Tim - Maybe you'll go to Vegas and get lucky. That never happens to me, but my other half occasionally comes home with more than he set out with (like this past trip). If your luck is like mine, though, you'd probably end uplosing the camera and the kidney at the casino...
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Same spot, shot at 24mm, K10 and 12-24mm lens:



As a comparison, this one was taken with the K100 and the kit lens at 24mm also:



... Remember, I really like my kit lens - it's really sharp. The 12-24 isn't significantly sharper, but not softer either (some shots were, but others were sharper - I think the differences had to do with the photographer rather than the lens)....

Thank you for sharing the comparison, Harriet!As an Architectural and Landscapeguy, I've almost been tossed from the Sigma 10-20 to the Pentax 12-24!! (Hope not back again, soon:G)

Judging from the two pictures above the 12-24 also seems to yiedbetter saturated images, if it is notthe K10Ddifference I adore: )
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 10:14 AM   #19
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I'm not positive what caused that extra saturation/warmth- the white balance on the K10 is better in my opinion, but its usually a bit cooler than the K100, and I've never noticed any difference in saturation between the two cameras. So the influence (saturation and warm feel) could easily be the lens rather than the camera, but I can't really say (I hate true comparison shots, I always get something different, even when I use the same camera!).

I have noticed that I have to be more careful about exposures - I find I end up with blown highlights more often with this lens. That could be more related to the subject matter I've been trying recently (reflections), since the lens is capable of capturing SO much!

I really need to add a picture of the lens compared to some of my others. To me it seems quite ordinary in size (though it has a large diameter at the front element) and weight, but then I have a number of large, heavy lenses. Others might find it big.
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