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Old Aug 20, 2009, 11:22 PM   #1
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Default Getting a ROUND with the K-7

Here's a couple of lunch-time pictures that show the K-7 is capable of getting a round. Or rather, the DA 10-17 is.

All three of these were processed in Photomatix, all are HDR pictures. It goes to show that HDR can look realistic if you do it that way.

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For some reason this one makes me dizzy:



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There's no getting around it, the K-7 and DA 10-17 is a dynamite duo.
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Old Aug 20, 2009, 11:42 PM   #2
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That brick is incredible. What a fun lens. You are one lucky girl.
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Old Aug 21, 2009, 2:03 AM   #3
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Very cool and very dizzy , I love the first one.

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Well done Harriet! Very decent hdr processing in each of them. Yet, for a brick fetishist like me , #3 is a winner, where the DA 10-17 shines!
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Harriet, the first two are very nice but the third on it simply great.

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Very impressive...you seem to have mastered this lens already? Any issues with purple fringing especially around the edges?
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Really nice Harriet,
#3 is outstanding
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Wow!

The first two are very nice.
I never ever took any drugs, but the third makes me wonder who put what in my coffe! Outstanding!!!!

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Wonderful pictures - again, especially the last one!

The 10-17 just adds to images containing curved or natural surfaces. With squares or straight lines, you eye knows what they should look like - but with curves - it excels.
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Interesting how people like the third one - I wasn't sure if others would think it too over-the-top/extreme. I was personally pleased with it because I've tried a couple of other times to photograph this scene with the 12-24 but it's never translated well to a picture. The stairs and the building beyond are curved, while the building on the left is straight and the retaining wall is vertical. The straight lines overpowered the curves, and the building beyond looked odd, not curved. The fisheye really does excel with curves, and accentuates the natural curve of the stairs and building.

jelpee - the purple fringing I've seen so far has been very minor and easily dealt with using software. I was surprised I didn't see more of it with the staircase shots - some of the frames were pretty extreme light/dark edges. I have other lenses that are far worse!
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