DA15 review is up

Started Apr 24, 2009 | Discussions thread
Pete Dee Veteran Member • Posts: 3,753
Re: DA15 review is up

britenschurl wrote:

Forget about the "highly" and stuff and just look at the data - I
think we have a very very nice package here.
Its very positive that flare resistance is one great asset of this
lens (beside size and mechanical aspects). I own a Sigma 14mm/2.8
which is pretty sharp but is frequently crippled by flare - AND its a
big chunk of glass. If it wasn't for the Sigma's FF capabilities and
the steep entry hurdle of the DA 15mm I'd be very tempted to swop.
I'm even less tempted by any of the zoom options simply because they
don't seem to improve on flare - a huge thing on an ultrawide ....

I had a 14mm Sigma and never got anywhere near a sharp shot from this lens, I returned the lens for a refund. My 16-45mm on the other hand produces lovely sharp shots wide open at 16mm.

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