Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fish-Eye
Showing 1-3 of 3
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 cleaning the lens's front element easier. The build itself is of good quality, featuring both metal and plastic parts, together giving it a refined feel and solid weight.
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 180Âº field-of-view at 10mm. This also means that the image is heavily distorted, bending both horizontal and vertical lines, but the circular image that the lens captures fully covers the sensor.