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Old Mar 3, 2008, 10:08 AM   #1
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How many times have you missed the best shot due to having wrong lens on in favor of sharpness. I am re-evaluating my standards when I do not know what opportunities might come up.

"I Ibis" photo plus two 100% crops taken with K10D, DA 18-250mm @ 110mm, F7.1, 1/400 sec., ISO 400 with AF 360FGZ Flash for fill.

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Old Mar 3, 2008, 10:12 AM   #2
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Old Mar 3, 2008, 10:14 AM   #3
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Nothing wrong with this shot, the superzoom has acquitted itself quite well. I have some very sharp lenses such as the FA35, FA50, M200, and A70-210 but I usually take the 24-135mm Sigma and the F100-300 when I go out for shots in nature. They are plenty sharp and allow me a very wide range of options. Next summer I may even mount one on the DL and the other on the DS so that I will just switch cameras to cover 24-300mm.

I cannot afford another lens right now but the DA 18-250mm would be high on my list since it is obviously quite sharp and very convenient.

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Very nice, Ed. I'm still working on sharpness with what I have, let alone having the versatility.

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Hi Ed,

The DA18-250 certainly looks sharp enough at this FL!

If it performs close to as well at the long and short ends, I'd have no problem using this lens. My own subjective objection to this lens would be the speed at the long end which would probably prevent AF with a TC, but the designers obviously chose compactness over speed, and I think for the great majority of users, this fits.

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