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Old Jul 26, 2008, 4:38 PM   #1
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Had an opportunity to visit "Old World Wisconsin" last weekend. It isa restoration village in South Eastern Wisconsin about an hour from Milwaukee). Wonderful place to get a flavor for life in Wisconsin in the 1800's. It is located in a rural part of Waukesha County which adds to the ambience of the place. If you are in the area, it is worth a visit--lots of photo ops!

All pictures taken with the K20D and DA*16-50mm. Minimal PP with Digital Image Suite (mainly cropping and some contrast adjustment).


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A Period House. I am impressed with the K20D's Dynamic Range



Wheat Harvest



Plenty of Flora





I was pleased with the lighting on this (no flash)



Next on the itineray (week of 8/4): Shelter Island, New York


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Old Jul 26, 2008, 5:29 PM   #2
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Love wheat Harvest
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Old Jul 26, 2008, 8:53 PM   #3
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great pics Jay.
the K20 is a great cam. what lens are you using?
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Wow those are great!

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Isn't the K20D awesome, I love your shot of the Grand Lady.
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Beautiful shots. You caught the flavor of the area wonderfully. Love the last one....cheers...Don
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There is an Old World Wisconsin up here also but I have never been there for some reason. I have been to the one you photographed, but not the one ten miles from where I live!

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There is an Old World Wisconsin up here also but I have never been there for some reason. I have been to the one you photographed, but not the one ten miles from where I live!

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Tom: Did not realize there was more than one of them! I have family that live in Waukesha and therefore will plan to visit it again when we are in the area. This place is so spread out that there is a tram that takes you from one village to the other. BTW, where abouts in WI are you relative to Milwaukee?

GW: You had asked about what lens I was using. It was the DA*16-50mm.

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Beautiful pictures, especially the last one. It looks like you are having a great time with that lens - glad to see you've got a good one. It's been great to see fewer and fewer people having problems with this lens. It's not a lens that particularly appealed to me before I got the K20, but now I'm thinking about upgrading my old kit lens to something better. Your pictures make a good case for it.
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Harriet: I'm very pleased with the DA*16-50, especially its f/2.8 constant apperture which make is excellent for available light shots. I figured in getting the K20D, I wanted to get premium glass in front of the sensor. The only draw back I see is that it is bulky in weight and size (77 mm diameter opening). But that is the price one has to pay to get consistent performance across the entire zoom and aperture range. Having said all of this, the DA 18-55mm kit lens is a solid value for the money and produces some excellent images within its "sweet spot."

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