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Old Jul 14, 2009, 6:42 PM   #1
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I just ordered the Pentax 12-24 DA. It will arrive here Thursday.

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Old Jul 14, 2009, 7:17 PM   #2
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On my list as well GW! Let us know what you think!
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On my list as well GW! Let us know what you think!
Yes Sir, I sure will. I researched long and hard on this one, I think it's going to make a great addition to my bag of goodies!
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I sure love mine! It doesn't get used as much as some of my other ones, but it's been indispensable.
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I will also be interested in hearing your opinion. The Pentax 16-45 f/4 is my "walking around" lens, and also the widest lens I own. But there have have been many times I've wished for something that goes wider.
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Interested in seeing the distortion that wide a lens may give. Be sure to shoot some tall buildings from street level looking up.
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I think you will love it. I have had one for over a year. Remember this lens was optimized for the 12mm end over the 24mm end and is sharper at the wide end. Makes sense for the design, photographers buy a lens like this for the wide end.

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Old Jul 15, 2009, 3:54 PM   #8
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Well Harriet, it's all your fault I'm getting this one!

BD and Mtnman, I'll be posting some results Friday night or Saturday evening.

ED, I think I will too. Definitely got this one for the wide end.
I sure like your shots from Loxahatchee, I'm hoping to get over that way in the not to distant future. When I do, I'll give ya a shout, it would be a pleasure to meet you.
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I had this in my Amazon cart to buy later and just found out today that they raised their price about $50...rats! I figured I'd get the 18-250 first and then work on the 12-24. BTW, I know this lens does not have SDM. However, does it have an internal focusing mechanism...i.e. does the barrel of the lens turn when focusing? If yes, using a polarizer may take some additional care.
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I had this in my Amazon cart to buy later and just found out today that they raised their price about $50...rats! I figured I'd get the 18-250 first and then work on the 12-24. BTW, I know this lens does not have SDM. However, does it have an internal focusing mechanism...i.e. does the barrel of the lens turn when focusing? If yes, using a polarizer may take some additional care.
Well, don't feel to bad, it's still $140 cheaper than the Sigma 12-24!
The Hoya polarizer is $83 can't I just hold my clip on sunglasses over the lens?
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