Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fish-Eye
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it's a good lens
Thomas, B&H Photo
22 June 2014
Excerpt: Hello, to be honest I'm French and I came to the USA a few days. I decide to buy this lens not on a whim but I thought for a long time. So I price my creative mind to tell you that this fish-eye is exactly for you. Whether you want to take landscapes, buildings, people. You will be conquered your first images. I counsel you, it's light takes up little space. It is flexible in use. So if you have a lot of imagination. This lens you expect.
Summary: People seem to think fisheye is sort of a specialized type of lens, but I'll be damned if I'm not playing around with this constantly. It takes absolutely gorgeous photos on my K-3, especially of flowers. The only complaint is some chromatic aberrations (especially in mid-day), but hey, isn't that to be expected? If you're interested in a fisheye/ultra-wide angle, I highly recommend this lens. Just realize that you need to get in CLOSE.
Summary: Most of the cheap fish-eye lenses I found were manual lenses. This is OEM and auto focus as well as supporting the other functions of my K-5 body. Been playing with it and it's as quick to focus as my other Pentax DA lenses. Happy yo add it to my growing lens collection.
Pentax 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED IF SMC P-DA Fish-Eye review by kh1234567890
30 January 2014
Summary: Nicely made, not the lightest of lenses but well balanced and of solid, precision feel. Some fringing and CA effects are present. No internal reflections or flare, you can shoot straight into the sun without any problems. Fun to use but takes some practice since some shots work better than others. Great for shooting 360 degree panoramas, being arty or just messing about. I've had this lens for over a year now and the novelty has largely worn off.
Summary: This lens is amazing! Like all the Pentax lenses I have owned, this one is solid, crystal sharp and a complete joy to work with. If you are toying with the thought of your first fisheye lens...look to this one. Don't try a cheap one as the most frustrating part of taking on a new skill is trying to do so with poor equipment. Go Pentax and work the photograph, not the lens.
Excerpt: Initially, from pictures I had seen in magazines I thought this was a cheap plastic lens. To my surprise it is very well built / a solid feeling (aluminum?) body, a very hi quality rubber coating around the zoom dial. I simply love the lens cap, which is also a hi quality metal which slips on and off with just the right resistance. And using this lens is just a blast!!!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Honestly, I've been thinking about this lens for years. I was torn between the wide field-of-view and worried that I would get bored of the fisheye effect. Well, I didn't. This is a fun lens and very versatile because it zooms unlike most fisheye lenses.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight