I think I'll have to get the DA 21mm Limited, again


Link Posted 15/09/2010 - 03:31
Some of you might know I had a K-7 and DA 21mm stolen a few months ago. Insurance covered the camera, but didn't extend to the lens (my fault). I wanted to get into some lower-light street stuff, so I picked up a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 second hand recently. It's a very workable focal length, but very slightly too long for an ideal street lens for me, so hopefully in the future I'll pair it with the 21mm limited (unless Pentax comes out with a fast 24mm, dream = 24mm f/1.8 WR), which would be a great combo.

Anyway I just thought of this because I was going through some shots I have from just before the camera went walkabout, and edited this one, which I'll post here - and will have a bigger version up on my website too.

21mm was a little gem. Sharp enough, tiny and fast AF.

Sunset, Nelson
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Link Posted 15/09/2010 - 09:03
Very nice sunset picture. i like the "action" element from both human and feathered subjects. I also like the subtle detail in the paving lit by the sun.

Have you tried a crop that divides the picture in two with the "shaft of light" in the middle ? Not saying it would be better...just pondering.

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Link Posted 15/09/2010 - 09:05
Thread title corrected and thread tidied up


Link Posted 15/09/2010 - 09:26
Lovely silhouette and a very different sunset picture.
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Link Posted 15/09/2010 - 13:42
The lens obviously has great flare resistance. Lovely shot.


Link Posted 15/09/2010 - 16:09
Very nice Camus. Personally I would be tempted to crop a bit closer removing some of the empty space at top and bottom and some of the stuff on the far left. Still a classy shot though. Interesting short-n-stubby starburst
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Link Posted 15/09/2010 - 18:17
Lovely shot, with a proper 'wow' factor to my mind. Very well executed.

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