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9.2 out of 10

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

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

K20DPete, pentaxforums.com
20 November 2014
  • Excerpt: Reading a pervious review of this lens here dated 13 October 2013, I felt compelled to write my own review because that user has had a very similar experience to me. I am a real estate photographer and had previously been shooting with the Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC. I regard this lens as excellent and would rate this a 9 or 10 as it produces very sharp 'wow' images, with excellent colour, exposure etc.
  • Pros: Solid performer, excellent autofocus, great for close up / detail shots
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Overall 10
10

User Review

carolina_sky, pentaxforums.com
24 September 2014
  • Excerpt: A great and versatile lens, good overall sharpness, quite consistent across the frame compared to competition. Some CA but not strongly visible in most circumstances. It's a bit bulky but to me that is the tradeoff necessary for a good wide angle zoom.
  • Pros: range, minimal vignetting, consistent sharpness, handling bright spots
  • Cons: some CA, no WR,
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

lsimpkins, pentaxforums.com
7 July 2014
  • 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 8
8.0

User Review

Robbod, pentaxforums.com
13 October 2013
  • Excerpt: 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. Distortion on the edges and the 12mm but typically useable sharpness to the edges.
  • 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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