Thursday, September 28, 2006

Pentax DA 21mm Pancake Limited: First Shots

Another great lens, another sunny day in Northern Colorado ;-)

This is my first weekend with this lens. Well, lots of good things to say about this little gem: sharpness is insane (with K100D), colors are great and build quality... well, it's a Limited!

Vignetting, CA and distortion are very well contained. Minimum focusing distance makes it great for close-ups.

I was first concerned by the AF accuracy and thought that it wasn't as good as the DA 40mm or even the kit lens... But this was due to the fact that the AF sensors in the K100D are way bigger than the little red confirmation square that you can see in the viewfinder.

Here are the first few snapshots taken this weekend. All with K100D, raw processed with Adobe ACR.

2 comments:

david.ascher said...

wow, it feels as though the water on that last one actually ripples! Amazing shots. I got the K100D yesterday, but it feels like I have years of work ahead of me...

Sune said...

Great work Mskad, as always.
Do you like it as much on the K10 ?
Can't wait to some day get my hands on the 21 lmt.
:-)