Hythloday

Lives in Netherlands Netherlands
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Joined on Jun 12, 2004

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  • The Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC is a very good standard zoom and a viable alternative to the Pentax offerings in this range. Generally it is capable to produce very sharp results although the ...
  • The images were on Photobucket, but the reactions are clear enough. How good/bad a lens performs is also depended on the camera. Below is a link to the Sigma 17-70mm in a Pentax K200D and a Pentax k3:
  • Some 14 years ago I tested the DA16-45mm qnd the Sigma 17-70mm, see: Pentax 16-45mm vs Sigma 17-70mm: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) The best aperture is 8. The ...
  • A zoomlens is a compromise and will give its best result when you stop it down two stops. Your tests are too limited because you tested the lenses nearly wide open. That may be valuable to you, ...
  • Many photographers do post processing, but shoot in JPG. Pentax has a very high RAW quality and it is a pity that many photographers don't use the superior quality of it. I bought my first DLSR in ...
  • Replied in Sigma!
    A faulty copy? Or you cannot handle the lens? I also had a Sigma 17-70, but sold it because of the yellow colour cast it produces.
  • The problem inside a house is light. With a zoomlens you try the best focal length, focus and your subject has changed position. The result is a dull, unsharp picture. In such a case I use a 35mm ...
  • The Pentax DA17-70mm is my favourite lens but you should know how to use it. I always focus at 70mm, lock focus, zoom out to the desired focal lenght and take my picture. Sometimes when contrast ...
  • It was a Kaesemann type and very expensive.  Later there was some moisture between te two elements, so I threw it away. The Hoya CPL's are slim filters and I leave it on my lens. The CPL does not ...
  • There seems to be a difference between CPLs: https://www.lenstip.com/139.25-article-Polarizing_filters_test_2015_Results_and_summary.html Many years ago I bought a B&W CPL, which I hardly used. ...
  • I always leave my Hoya Fusion antistatic on my lenses, because contrast is enhanced.
  • A star lens need not always be a quality upgrade. Below is a comparison between a standard quality, a star quality and a 'limited' quality standard lens: https://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Compare/Side ...
  • That pro cannot use the Pentax K3iii, of course. It will be released in 2021.
  • I have both the KP and K-3. The ergonomics of the K-3 is far better with heavier lenses. The ergonomics of the KP is good with smaller lenses. Of course ergonomics is subjective. According to ...
  • I quite agree with you.  In the past Pentax offered lenses like the 16-45mm f4.0 and 17-70mm f4.0.  Fine lenses giving nice pictures. If you will give me the choice: using f2.8 for indoor pictures ...
  • Prices of the NEW camera and the NEW lens are not known. It is no use speculating about them. A camera and a lens are cheaper when they are bought in combination. But the Pentax K3iii will have ...
  • There is a market for a f2.8 lens, but the market for a f 4.0 lens is bigger. It seems logical that the star lenses have an aperture of f 2.8, but weight is an important factor. The amateur ...
  • "I would sell the camera with the renewed 16-50 lens at a price of 2300 $ together," This is not a realistic price, I think. If the camera will cost 1750 dollars and the renewed lens 1250 dollars, ...
  • This reminds me of 2004. I had been a Pentax user for 24 years then and I wanted to buy my first DSLR. The Pentax ist-D was about 2000 euros and the Canon 300D was 1040 euros. So I ended up with a ...
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