K24 vice DA21 Comparison (imgs)

Started Aug 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
Steve1307
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Re: K24 vice DA21 Comparison (imgs)
In reply to Steve1307, Aug 15, 2012

Steve1307 wrote:

Thanks Roger, very useful comparison.

I was surprised how close the K24 and the DA21 are in FOV and IQ to my percetion at least. If my budget couldn't somehow extend to a DA21 then I think i would be happy with a K24.

I do agree the DA21 does have better contrast on this sample (even as it appears on my tiny 13.3" screen).

Also you've highlighted the huge difference in FOV between 15 and 21.
The question doesn't seem to be which one? it's how do I get both?

Well as a post script to this, I did actually pick up a nice used copy of a DA21 earlier this week from a "Pentaxforums" user in Melbourne.
He used to use it a lot but has since aquired a 12-24 and an FA*24.

When i got the DA15 a couple of years ago I didnt think the DA21 would be useful at all. Now I'm wondering why I held out.
Testing the lens, this FOV seems strangely familiar, very comfortable.

For about 15 years of shooting in 35mm film with only a 35-70 and somewhat later a 70-200 about 50% of my shots must have been taken at 35mm.

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