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Old Jul 24, 2009, 2:17 PM   #1
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This week I completed my collection of DA Limited lenses with the DA 15mm. I decided to buy it while a dealer is still offering it at pre-price increase priceing. These photos were all taken with the K 7 on a tripod, each lens was put on without moving the tripod or camera. For kicks I used HDR Strong setting. Not scientific, but I wanted a photo record of what each lens sees from the same viewpoint. Photos were taken in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Boynton Beach, Florida. They are nothing special, I have photos that work better due to more interesting sky.

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1 - DA15
2 - DA21
3 - DA35
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 6:00 PM   #2
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I would love to have a collection like that. They are fairly small definitely for quality glass

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Old Jul 24, 2009, 10:27 PM   #3
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Oh, oh. I see some specks in the skies.
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Slow moving sparrows thats all.

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Old Jul 25, 2009, 9:13 AM   #5
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Oh, oh. I see some specks in the skies.
The specs are never in the same place, always birds somewhere in Loxahatchee. Probably larger then sparrows, just in distance with wide lens.

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Ed, something is wrong above. None of those photos is sharp focussed?
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Ed, something is wrong above. None of those photos is sharp focussed?
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May be theHDR strong setting. A tripod was used but I have not experimented much with HDR in camera. I am sure all five lenses were not having a problem focusing. My main purpose here was to see the view with each lens from the same point. Will have to try out HDR sme more.

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I've played with the in-camera HDR several times and find it's useful under certain conditions, but more limited than doing it with something like Photomatix. It worked really well with objects that don't move (like the charred wood I took with the first camera), or on a very still day (don't know if I posted it or not, but I got good results with a forest picture). If there's any breeze at all, or any movement at all with the camera, the results aren't as sharp. Even when it is sharp, if you have something like a tree against sky, you'll get the HDR halo look that yours have. It's sometimes possible to not have that using Photomatix, but not always. My solution to that is to do a composite, with the sky and tree from a single shot and the rest of the picture from the HDR version.
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