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Pentax smc DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fish-Eye
8.3 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fish-Eye

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REVIEW: Pentax SMC P-DA Fish-Eye 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED Lens Review

6 July 2014
  • Excerpt: v This strange lens offers the distorted view of a fisheye lens, with the convenience of a zoom lens. It offers a 180degree field of view, from corner to corner when set at 10mm and the equivalent of a 25.5mm lens on a 35mm camera, with lots of barrel distortion, at 17mm.
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Overall 6

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15 October 2009
  • Excerpt: On Pentax D-SLRs, this DA 10-17mm lens has a comparable 35mm focal length of 15-25mm. But, unlike the other ultra-wide zooms on test, this is a true fisheye lens with uncorrected optics that can deliver a 180º field-of-view at 10mm.
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Overall 8

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29 June 2009
  • Excerpt: The lens gives a viewing angle of 1800 at 10mm and 1000 at 17mm and being a DA format lens this equates to a 15mm-25.5mm full-frame equivalent. The lens also offers extra-low dispersion glass elements to help reduce chromatic aberration, on top of which there's an SP (Super Protect) coating to make...
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Overall 7
Value for money 8
Overall quality 4
Build quality 9

Pentax SMC DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED[IF] Fisheye - Review / Test Report

31 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Fisheye lenses are never really perfect performers. However, these are special effect lenses where sheer quality is more a secondary aspect anyway. The Pentax SMC DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED[IF] Fisheye is certainly sharp enough for its purpose and the high degree of barrel distortion is naturally a...
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