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9.2 out of 10

Pentax SMC DA 12-24mm f/4 ED AL IF

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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

lsimpkins, pentaxforums.com
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I can't add any unique insights about this lens. It is one of my favorites due to its color rendition and overall sharpness. I have found that clear skies look like I have used a polarizer, which of course would not be wise at its extreme wide angle range.
  • Pros: Sharpness, color rendition, build quality
  • Cons: Cost of good 77mm filters
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Overall 10
10

User Review

lesmore49, pentaxforums.com
15 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I like this lens very much. I bought it specifically, to take photos of vintage vehicles at outdoor shows. I attend quite a few and I would estimate in the years that I've owned it, I must have taken thousands of pictures with this lens.
  • Pros: sharpness throughout focal range, robust construction
  • Cons: Expensive
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

essuera, pentaxforums.com
26 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Briefly - beautiful versatile wide angle. Excellent build, excellent image quality. This lens is indispensable to travel and when shooting indoors. Should be in every photographer's bag.
  • Pros: Sharpness, contrast, color, range
  • Cons: maybe there is, but not obvious
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

Robbod, pentaxforums.com
13 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Reality check: I have tried this lens on both my kx and k5IIs. Initial thoughts are that it's not the tack sharp marvel that so many make it out to be. Don't get me wrong, it's a good lens, nice n wide for Landscapes and architecture.
  • Pros: Wide angle, colours
  • Cons: size, price
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

sunfog, pentaxforums.com
4 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Bought this lens in October 2010. Used it quite frequently for indoor and landscape photography, albeit I like primes more.
  • Pros: Sharpness, color render, AF
  • Cons: CA, Corner performance, sharpness at 20-24mm
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

skunktail, pentaxforums.com
18 September 2013
  • Excerpt: The wide perspective you get with this lens can create some really great effects when you get close to a subject.
  • Pros: it's wide, the colours
  • Cons: 77mm filters are big
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Overall 10
10

User Review

elbandito, pentaxforums.com
17 September 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a high end lens. Astonishing color rendition, sharpness and contrast. Moderate distorsion, this is one of the best wide angles for Pentax (with the permission of the K 15mm 3.5).
  • Pros: astonishing color rendition and micro contrast
  • Cons: high price tag?
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Racerdew, pentaxforums.com
24 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I would rate this lnes very high in it's class. I have a Tamron 10-24mm and the Pentax totally out shines the Tamron. The difference is very noticeable. I used the Pentax 12-24 mm for architectural photography while my Tamron was in for repair under warranty.
  • Pros: Great clarity and color
  • Cons: Very expensive and climbing
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Overall 10
10

User Review

fooldd, pentaxforums.com
6 February 2013
  • Excerpt: i think it is good for larger landscape.
  • Pros: build, color
  • Cons: 24 is too short, focurs
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Frudesappy, pentaxforums.com
20 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I tried the Sigma 10-20 for a week and preferred the 12-24. K5 also can auto-adjust distortion so you don't have to do it post edit. While not WR, construction feels solid, moreso than some of my other Pentax lenses.
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