Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fish-Eye
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Fantastic lens but a few minor issues
Steve C., B&H Photo
22 March 2016
Excerpt: I love it! I'm still giving it 5 stars even though I have a few complaints.
I use this for real estate photography. I had been reluctant to buy it because almost all reviews were about fisheye, fisheye, fisheye. However it is very workable for indoor use if given the chance.
Excerpt: I bought this lens specifically for a long trip to the canyons in Arizona and Utah. I used it more than I expected: This lens produces stunning images - in the fish-eye as well as in the wide-angle range.
Excerpt: Love the ultra wide angle range of this lens. I also have the 16-45 but find that the DA 10-17 adds a whole other dimension to ultra wide angle perspective. I mostly use this for landscapes but it clearly has some very interesting potential for architecture and bringing a different perspective to...
Summary: Sometimes you just need to go to the extreme - in this case it is really wide angle. In my old Canon film-camera days, I had the 15mm 2.8 fisheye which was an even bigger chunk of glass because of its speed.
Excerpt: Lets you get some interesting shots you wouldn't otherwise be able to shoot. See attached shot of ICBMs from Air Force Musuem taken with my K-3. Note on the spec quoting 180 deg angle of view--this is across the diagonals. You don't get 180 deg horizontally.
Excerpt: Great lens for close quarters. More than sharp enough for landscapes and interior shots as long as the main subjects are near the center of the frame. Corners can be a bit soft but not terribly so. For the price it is a welcome addition to my Pentax lineup.
Excerpt: The lens is crystal clear from 10mm to 17mm, which is expected of a Pentax lens. I have several prime lens but needed one with extreme wide capability. I considered another prime lens but decided ton with the zoom lens and am satisfied with the decision.The 10mm has the fisheye effect which has...
Excerpt: I bought this lens in hopes of having some fun with the ultra wide angle effects. Haven't used it a lot yet, but so far I am surprised and impressed by its high quality. The images are tack sharp throughout the zoom range with a rendering that can look almost three-dimensional.
Excerpt: General purpose use for landscapes and outdoor shots.
Lens was great on a recent trip for shooting large rooms and buildings from up close. At 17 mm it is super wide with minimal distortion, yet goes to full fisheye at 10 mm - really great zoom range.