15mm or 21mm limited ?


patrick

Link Posted 13/01/2010 - 22:14
hello ! I might have the opportunity to get - at a reasonable price ... - a 15 or a 21 limited, and would use it obviously for landscapes or architecture. which would you recommend ? not that it matters, but it would go onto a K20D or a K7. Thanks for advices ! Patrick
Pentax - what else ?

johnriley

Link Posted 13/01/2010 - 22:15
I would get a 12-24mm f4, much more versatile and impeccable for architecture.
Best regards, John

konrads

Link Posted 13/01/2010 - 22:17
johnriley wrote:
I would get a 12-24mm f4, much more versatile and impeccable for architecture.

Yip I agree.
K20D,24-90 3.5-5.6,50-135 2.8 + GRIP. SAVING FOR 60-250 F4
FUJI S6500 + FUJI Z33WP
Konrad

patrick

Link Posted 13/01/2010 - 22:18
many thanks for such a prompt reply, John ! but then, as you know, I have the Sigma 10-20 ... so the idea was to get a light prime, for instance to go skiing ...
Pentax - what else ?

johnriley

Link Posted 13/01/2010 - 22:26
The Sigma has more distortion than the Pentax 12-24mm, which is a magnificent lens. I'd forgotten you had the Sigma. In any event the small lens is one thing, but it is expensive duplication of focal length.

Obviously only you can decide whether the lens(es) in question can be justufied, but if you want one then go for it! Which one though.....that's not easy for anyone to say as it depends entirely upon your own photography.
Best regards, John

patrick

Link Posted 13/01/2010 - 22:30
and upon the price, of course ! it is sales time here too, so ... one can dream ? that is still free ... bye for now, good night - in french, it is said: "la nuit porte conseil" - I'll tell you tomorrow if it's true ! Patrick
Pentax - what else ?

iceblinker

Link Posted 13/01/2010 - 22:30
johnriley wrote:
The Sigma has more distortion than the Pentax 12-24mm.

Not according to Photozone.de.
~Pete

Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 13/01/2010 - 22:38
iceblinker wrote:
johnriley wrote:
The Sigma has more distortion than the Pentax 12-24mm.

Not according to Photozone.de.

Are we going to go through all this again?

Think it was done to death here?

Dan
K-3, a macro lens and a DA*300mm...

mikew

Link Posted 14/01/2010 - 07:23
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many thanks for such a prompt reply, John ! but then, as you know, I have the Sigma 10-20 ... so the idea was to get a light prime, for instance to go skiing ...

And that has hit the nail on the head IMO. The zooms are excellent lenses but so big and heavy.

I have the 21 and it's a lovely little lens that always goes out with me but doesn't get used all that much except for street shots at which it excels.

I think I would use a 15 far more and it still seems a sensible size.

Get both is the answer. The 21 is negligible in size and if you're lucky you could get it used at modest cost. the 15 you will find harder to get used I think so brace yourself

Mike
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patrick

Link Posted 14/01/2010 - 07:54
ok ! thanks for all advices - I'll try & get a 15mm at decent price ... in the sales !
Pentax - what else ?

mikew

Link Posted 14/01/2010 - 07:58
I shouldn't say this - but let me know of any bargain prices you find. Oh damn you're in France, bother.
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patrick

Link Posted 15/01/2010 - 08:23
good morning all ! question solved: I did not buy anything, the so-called sales left the 15mm at over 600 ... end of story ! thanks again for advices, Patrick
Pentax - what else ?

mikew

Link Posted 15/01/2010 - 08:38
Bad luck Patrick. Maybe something will turn up later in the year.
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K10D

Link Posted 15/01/2010 - 08:40
patrick wrote:
good morning all ! question solved: I did not buy anything, the so-called sales left the 15mm at over 600 ... end of story ! thanks again for advices, Patrick

Yet only 347 Euros in the US, Adorama. Once again, IF, you know some one who travels there or will be on holiday????

Regards

mikew

Link Posted 15/01/2010 - 08:51
I can't find these Adorama prices - can you provide a link to the relevant screen as I do have a friend there. Thanks Mike.
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