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8.5 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
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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 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. At 12mm on an P:entax K5, the 90 degree wide angle is very good, and 24mm it's a moderate wide angle and excellent. It will be very useful for building interiors and wide overall scenic views.
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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
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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). The range is just perfect for this type of work and I am happy with the results of the lens. Any faults in the photos are lack of skill rather than this excellent lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: NONE
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Overall 10
10

Best wide angle lens

Elizabeth, Amazon
10 February 2013
  • Summary: I am still learning how to use it, but this is a wonderful wide angle lens and takes fantastic pics of landscapes and structures. I shopped around quite a bit and did lots of research. I always kept coming back to the DA 12-24 for my Pentax K-x digital. The only thing that kept holding me back was the price..... much more than anything else. I have a wonderful zoom lens made for Pentax and like the feel and weight of it.
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Overall 10
10

good lens

aqaq886, B&H Photo
20 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Amazing sharpness as a lens.I am satisfied with the purchase.I bought this lens for landscape and interior photography, travel photography and occasional reportage use.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Awesome lens

Ben, B&H Photo
6 March 2012
  • Excerpt: This lens has amazing sharpness, even when shot at f/4. I recently read an article on using a super wide angle lens for macro (yes you read that right, macro). Step it way down and this lens's depth of field and sharpness makes amazing macro shots.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic lens! i like it!

Laert, B&H Photo
21 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I used this lens to photo landscapes and interiors. I am impressed by the quality of the pictures, minimal distortions, by very sharp images in the center, as well as on the borders, without aberrations. I am satisfied with the purchase. I think it will become my primary lens. The only disadvantage, to my mind, is its big hood. Yet, I can close my eyes on this disadvantage, as I greatly appreciate its fantastic Pentax build quality.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Sharp at all focal length, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Big hood
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Overall 10
10

Great wide-angle zoom

vizzy, B&H Photo
19 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens for landscape and interior photography, travel photography and occasional reportage use. It is very well built, very sharp corner-to-corner even at 12 mm, resists the flare very well. I was completely satisfied. The only drawback is a quite big size (especially with the hood attached), because I use mostly compact primes, but I'm sure I'll get used to it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Convenient zoom range, Sharpness
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