IR tests 2 HD Limited lenses vs SMC for flare etc.

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solarider
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IR tests 2 HD Limited lenses vs SMC for flare etc.
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In case you're wondering if the new HD coatings have any improvements over the original SMC - two

HD Limiteds, 21 and 40 were tested against the original SMC's:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/03/19/farewell-to-flare-pentaxs-hd-limited-lens-lineup-gets-a-real-world-test

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solarider wrote:

In case you're wondering if the new HD coatings have any improvements over the original SMC - two

HD Limiteds, 21 and 40 were tested against the original SMC's:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/03/19/farewell-to-flare-pentaxs-hd-limited-lens-lineup-gets-a-real-world-test

Hi Nic,

Thanks for the link.

What I see is not enough for me to get rid of my current Limiteds but I might just buy the HD 20-40mm Limited zoom sometime in the future.

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Flare is the most obvious, you can just pick resolution and bokeh, about 5% improvement would be my guess. Like Ron I won't be upgrading what I have.

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In reply to brandrx, 7 months ago

That is a fair improvement on the flare test, though I'm sure most of us will keep what we already have

brandrx wrote:

solarider wrote:

In case you're wondering if the new HD coatings have any improvements over the original SMC - two

HD Limiteds, 21 and 40 were tested against the original SMC's:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/03/19/farewell-to-flare-pentaxs-hd-limited-lens-lineup-gets-a-real-world-test

Hi Nic,

Thanks for the link.

What I see is not enough for me to get rid of my current Limiteds but I might just buy the HD 20-40mm Limited zoom sometime in the future.

Ron

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ozdean wrote:

Flare is the most obvious, you can just pick resolution and bokeh, about 5% improvement would be my guess. Like Ron I won't be upgrading what I have.

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The DA 15 Ltd is the one that is better as an CMS from the test i've seen on the other pentax forum due to it's sunstar effect at small aperture compared to the ne HD.

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In reply to solarider, 7 months ago

Bodes well for the new lenses they announce that will likely have the new coating.

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