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#1 Klaus

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 12:14 PM

Quite a nice lens actually ...

 

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 05:31 PM

When you test it , it will be the first proper test out there,

 

 

  Pentaxians are saying good things about it, the many that got de-centered ones however are frustrated, it has a seemingly high incidence of optical dis-alignment.

 

 

 Looking forward to the results!



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Posted 27 May 2015 - 01:12 AM

So mostly the samples are in the Blue mountains; but one of the waterfall pics looks like it's Fitzroy Falls in the Soutern Highlands. Is that right, or is it some view of Wentworth Falls I don't recognise?



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Posted 28 May 2015 - 09:06 AM

Thank you for the review Klaus. Unfortunately I returned mine because of the decentering I saw. Other than that it has many positive attributes. I might try my luck again with another copy in the future.



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Posted 28 May 2015 - 10:25 AM

So mostly the samples are in the Blue mountains; but one of the waterfall pics looks like it's Fitzroy Falls in the Soutern Highlands. Is that right, or is it some view of Wentworth Falls I don't recognise?

 

At the time we did the National Pass walk and paid a short visit to Govetts Leap (standard tour ... we had a guest from overseas).

I reckon you are referring to Bridal Veil Falls.


Thank you for the review Klaus. Unfortunately I returned mine because of the decentering I saw. Other than that it has many positive attributes. I might try my luck again with another copy in the future.

 

It is sad that after 2 years (since the previous review), the QC remains as messy as it always was ...


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Posted 28 May 2015 - 02:14 PM

At the time we did the National Pass walk and paid a short visit to Govetts Leap (standard tour ... we had a guest from overseas).

I reckon you are referring to Bridal Veil Falls.


 

It is sad that after 2 years (since the previous review), the QC remains as messy as it always was ...

I agree. There is much to like about this lens but Pentax is missing out on a sale in this case because of lack of QC. And it can happen to all their lenses. Two years ago I bought a FA 31mm straight from the Ricoh shop and it was horrible up to about f/2.8. 

 

But I am a happy user, I have many Pentax lenses (some might even say more than enough lenses) which are excellent. And Pentax DSLRs have a lot going for them. But QC, notably with the lenses, seem like an obvious area for improvement.






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