DA14 or DA12-24?


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danst

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Hi all,

I am looking for a wide angle lens either DA14 or DA12-24 for landscape/scenery photography. Which one do you think is better and why? Appreciate your input and opinion.

Thanks and Best Regards,
Dan
 

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danst said:
Hi all,

I am looking for a wide angle lens either DA14 or DA12-24 for landscape/scenery photography. Which one do you think is better and why? Appreciate your input and opinion.

Thanks and Best Regards,
Dan
i've tested the 14mm and the 10-17... 14mm feels very solid.. heavy too i think.. not sure about the 12-24.. but the 10-17 seem good too... light but compact....
 

danst

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Hi Tiong78,

How much you paid for DA14? What type of filter you use for this lens? Ultra thin one or normal one?

I am thinking of getting one of these lenses for my coming Europe trip. Your input is much appreciated.

Thanks and Best Regards,
Dan

tiong78 said:
why not go down n test them out? i got the 14. it feels pretty good and have a metal body.
 

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danst said:
Hi all,

I am looking for a wide angle lens either DA14 or DA12-24 for landscape/scenery photography. Which one do you think is better and why? Appreciate your input and opinion.

Thanks and Best Regards,
Dan
Hi Dan,

I've seen and tested both lenses, both felt quite good, and both have 77mm front thread. I haven't heard of any problem about using a normal filter on either one. The DA14 does feel better, but the 12-24 feels very good too, better if not the same as the 16-45.

For a travel lens, I'd say the 12-24 is a better buy. You'd need the zoom for the versatility and the extra 2mm comes in handy when needed, and believe me, when you are in EU, you want a lens as wide as possible.

Sometimes you want a longer lens too when shooting at those beautiful buildings, so don't forget to bring along your 24-90 :)

If decide to buy the 12-24 from abroad, you'd better do it quick. Just in case you can't get it before the big day comes :D

Good luck and happy shooting.
 

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danst said:
Hi Tiong78,

How much you paid for DA14? What type of filter you use for this lens? Ultra thin one or normal one?

I am thinking of getting one of these lenses for my coming Europe trip. Your input is much appreciated.

Thanks and Best Regards,
Dan
it was a steal at 700.:bsmilie:
u probably need to fork out 880 at the shops like CP n AP.
its a normal B+W filter i suppose.
12-24 is probably more versatile. but btw the 2, i would stil go for a 14mm. 10-17 probably got too much distortion for my taste. And the 14mm can focus up to 4cm.
 

danst

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It is really a good steal.

Anyway, I have decided to purchase DA12-24 from from Japan online map camera .

Really appreciate for all of your input.

Thanks and Best Regards,
Dan
fengwei said:
I wish I've got it before you did :(
 

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in singapore where can i get this lense, and how much is cost? pls indicate the location and the phone number, thank u very much. urgent, pls help, help.
 

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