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8.6 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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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

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. I read many reviews, and this lens is supposed to rival or even beat the great DA 15 Limited. Yes the lens is pretty big, but I am used to larger lenses since I shoot mostly with my DA* 60-250 and DA* 300 on my gripped K-5IIs.
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Overall 10
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Just as expected.

Bert, Amazon
23 August 2013
  • Summary: Before buying a lens we all dig into the reviews we can find. The lens I received is sold by Great Lakes and shipped through Amazon. Got it $100 cheaper most major sellers ask and guess what, I received a great lens. It performs as expected and that's important when you buy something cheaper than normal. Bought a 77mm Hoya Pro to protect the lens. The Hoya Pros are very good UV lenses and worth the money. After some poking around bought the Tamrac lens case Pro 100.
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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. Now a little bit about the width distortion. I was torn between this lens and the less expensive and smaller, Pentax 10-17FishEye.
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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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