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Pentax smc DA 12-24 mm
8.3 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 12-24 mm

The PENTAX ultra wide-angle DA 12-24mm zoom epitomizes versatili Read more

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Overall 10
10

Excelent, but shoot RAW only!

rburgoss, B&H Photo
11 February 2015
  • Excerpt: Excelent build, great focus speed and accuracy. Some PF and CA natural in such wides, but fully controllable if shooting RAW or using lens correction utilities with in camera RAW development in K-3 body. Excellent flare control.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
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Overall 8
8.0

great wide angle for Pentax

Schuyler Matthews, Amazon
13 December 2014
  • Summary: a tad expensive considering it is a rebranded Tokina 12-24 which sells for about $500 for other DSLRs. This may or may not have different lens coating. I'd really like to give it 4.5 stars because I have taken so many great pictures with this lens. Would rate 5 stars if it was closer to $500.
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Overall 10
10

The lens has a good effect when you shoot for starry night

Yeshel, Amazon
30 September 2014
  • Summary: The lens has a good effect when you shoot for starry night. And the seller was very patient and effective, thank you so much!
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice Wide Angles Lens

psandeep.dwh, B&H Photo
27 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Nice color rendition, wide angle lens and less distortion. Purple fringing is very visible. The real bad thing is its price. I will give 4 stars if its in $ range.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Weak Casing
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Overall 10
10

Pentax 12-24mm

Mary Tron, Amazon
8 February 2014
  • Summary: I'm Mary's husband, and the lens was purchased for me. Some of the reviews this lens has received mention a lot of color fringing at edges of high contrasts in the scene. This individual lens exhibits very little of this optical fault.
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Overall 10
10

Great IQ

Stan S, Amazon
11 January 2014
  • Summary: I don't know why there isn't more love for this lens. For shooting landscapes you can't beat it - typical Pentax IQ rendering and super sharp. I am not much of a prime lens person, so this works out perfectly for landscapes for me.
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Overall 10
10

Love it - but …

Alex Jørgensen "alexius j", Amazon
1 June 2013
  • Summary: Works perfectly. In my case though I find it too big and I use the 15mm from Pentax instead although this one is more versatile. Guess it's a matter of preference, so if you can live with the size I'd say this is not only more versatile than the 15mm, the pictures are also sharper on this beast.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent adventure - some "width" distortion center vs edge

Deux Bits "These go to Eleven", Amazon
21 April 2013
  • Summary: First - I love it. Makes my trips to wonderful landscapes even more fun. Produces beautiful shots, controls flare extremely well. Works well on a K5. As other reviewers have noted - it's big, the lens hood's size makes it more unwieldy and the hood does throw a shadow with the on camera flash.
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Overall 10
10

Very Satisfied

Adorama
9 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Great buying experience, very courteous service over the phone. I'll definitely be back!!!!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens

Ed1024, B&H Photo
9 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Of all my lenses this is my favorite. It is just great for taking intimate shots of small groups of people at diner parties and other indoor gathereings. It is sharp and even in lowish lighting I can normally get an acceptable shot without resorting to flash (ISO has to be up a bit).
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: NONE
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