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Old May 13, 2010, 4:44 PM   #1
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Default Pentax 12-24 came in

I'm a happy boy. My new Pentax 12-24mm came in today. Unfortunately this afternoon is somewhat dreary and it's raining off and on.

But the weekend promises warm temps, sunny weather and lot's of activities, especially vintage car shows.

I'm looking forward to trying out the 12-24 this weekend.
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Old May 13, 2010, 4:48 PM   #2
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sweet!

congrats, judging from my continued happiness with my tok 12-24, you are going to absolutely love this lens.
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Old May 13, 2010, 6:48 PM   #3
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Thanks Hards80,
I'm really looking forward to working with this lens....prairie landscapes, foothills, valleys....along with vintage vehicles, Les. Thanks for input.

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Congrats on the new lens, looking forward to seeing the vintage cars in the transport forum.
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It took me quite a bit of time to figure out how to use it effectively (hint - get close!). I'm not one who naturally thinks in wide angle. But it was a very fun lens to figure out, extremely useful for all kinds of things. I know you'll have a blast with it.
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Congrats on the new lens, looking forward to seeing the vintage cars in the transport forum.
Thanks...I still have to try to get my old brain to figure out how to post pix.
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It took me quite a bit of time to figure out how to use it effectively (hint - get close!). I tried it out with a few shots and at 12 MM everything seems so far away.....fortunately I've had my 10-17 FE since October/09 and using that lens has disciplined me to think ...as you say...get close to the subject.I'm not one who naturally thinks in wide angle. But it was a very fun lens to figure out, extremely useful for all kinds of things. I know you'll have a blast with it.
I think I will have a blast with the 12-24...I have been wondering if my 16-45 will be forgotten...hope not as these 16-45's are such great lenses.
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Congrats. That is to be my next one for sure.
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Old May 23, 2010, 8:57 AM   #9
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I don't think you'll forget about the 16-45. Don't sell it right away - I went without anything (other than an old kit lens that isn't very good with the 14 mp sensor) between 24 and 50. I eventually started missing something in that range - there were too many times I wanted to have a specific shot and couldn't get the angle right by moving closer and distance was limited so couldn't step away to use 50. That's what led me to getting the 35 macro. So even if it appears you aren't using the 16-45 at first, keep it if you can.
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I don't think you'll forget about the 16-45. Don't sell it right away - I went without anything (other than an old kit lens that isn't very good with the 14 mp sensor) between 24 and 50. I eventually started missing something in that range - there were too many times I wanted to have a specific shot and couldn't get the angle right by moving closer and distance was limited so couldn't step away to use 50. That's what led me to getting the 35 macro. So even if it appears you aren't using the 16-45 at first, keep it if you can.
Yes I think I will keep the 16-45.

I'm finding I'm using my 12-24 almost as a standard lens on my K10D body. I also have a KM (K2000) that I usually have my 10-17 FE on, but I'm thinking about using the 16-45 on the KM as a daily carry around lens...still light weight...not as small as the 18-55 kit lens that came with the KM, but I find my 16-45 is better (clarity, wider angle) then the 18-55 kit.

I think what I will do is use the 10-17 on the KM for vintage car shows, where I take two bodies...the K10D + 12-24, KM + 10-17 FE...but use the 10-17 FE, at the more W/A setting @ 17 mm.

For daily carry around I will use the 16-45 on the KM.

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