17-28mm Fisheye Zoom


johnriley

Link Posted 13/05/2018 - 13:02
I've been using the SMC Pentax-F 17-28mm fisheye zoom for a while now, and it's absolutely razor sharp on the K-1. Might have a more technical look at it in due course.


I notice there is a fisheye zoom on the lens roadmap, but I'm glad that I managed to find one of the F series ones, at £199 probably a lot less than a new one will cost, whenever it arrives. In terms of design it looks a little more like an FA zoom, so it must have been released at the end of the run of F series zooms.


Best regards, John

thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 13/05/2018 - 13:47
Very nice John... that first one’s a smasher...

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stub

Link Posted 13/05/2018 - 13:52
yep...Nice shots.. Very creative.
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Aitch53

Link Posted 13/05/2018 - 14:09
I quite like the first - the strong symmetry with just enough little details to stop it being totally symmetrical.

But the second appeals to me more. Golden ratio/Fibonacci spiral? Plus cannons!

Er... WHY cannons?
SteveH!

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Chrism8

Link Posted 13/05/2018 - 14:13
Wow, that lens is stunningly sharp !!
Chris

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Sry

Link Posted 13/05/2018 - 21:18
The second one works wonders for me. I've never shot such wide FOV's, I'm sure I'd be a bit overwhelmed at first.

michaelblue

Link Posted 13/05/2018 - 21:46
That second one is wonderful! I might start looking at the Q fisheye lens
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ronniemac

Link Posted 13/05/2018 - 23:20
Cracking photographs John. Good to see a fisheye being used to such good effect.

Looks like the K-1 is breathing live into a lot of our old favourite lenses.

pschlute

Link Posted 13/05/2018 - 23:33
Both great pictures John.

Nice house you have !
Peter



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K10D

Link Posted 14/05/2018 - 06:30
Great use of the lens John.

Best regards
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