LOOKING TO BUY: Full frame wide angles! Eg, Sigma 20-40mm or 15-30mm, Tokina 19-35mm/20-35mm etc


RightOnTime

Link Posted 06/02/2018 - 16:34
Hey folks,

Need something to cover wide angle in decent quality on my K1, mostly for events and weddings etc. What have you guys got?
Pentax K1 | K5II (x2)
DA* 55mm 1.4 | Tamron 70-200 2.8 | Sigma 24-70 2.8 | Tokina 28-70 2.6 | Sigma 17-50 2.8 | Pentax-F 35-70 etc etc

Irek

Link Posted 06/02/2018 - 17:32
Best option at the moment is irix 15mm
Pentax ME-F, MZ-3 RIP, MZ-S, K-1
Irix 15mm F2.4, Pentax D-FA 24-70mm F2.8, FA 31mm F1.8 Ltd, FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd, FA 77mm F1.8 Ltd, Sigma 100-300 F4 + TC 1.4x, AF 540 FGZ
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Defragged

Link Posted 06/02/2018 - 18:55
Sigma 12-24mm is a very worthy consideration if you can locate one.
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HarisF1

Link Posted 06/02/2018 - 21:26
FAJ 18-35mm f/4-5.6 - 120 posted
FA 20-35mm f/4 - 400 posted (not wanting to sell this )
A 20mm f/2.8 - 360 posted

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 06/02/2018 - 22:34
I did have but sold a long time ago - Sigma 20mm f1.8 EX - superb lens on 35mm, odd FL for APS-C.

Are you just looking for W/A zooms? a prime will give you width, extra sharpness and maybe 1-2 extra stops of brightness you are looking for.
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Daronl

Link Posted 07/02/2018 - 05:58
I use the DFA 24/70 f2.8 generally for events and weddings which i am told frequently is a Tamron, so if that is the case it could be a cheaper option. To get an actual Tamron. But the lens is lovely if not too big

However for a prime it is very difficult to find anything that can live in the same camera bag as the 35mm f1.4 Sigma Art lens which lives up to the incredible reviews in spades.

It might not be wide enough in the opinion of some but I find it perfect for weddings, events and groups and of course at f1.4, which is totally useable, it is insurpsssable for anything indoors.

I regulatly use it for indoor sports too, (at courtside) and even on APS it is wonderful .

Wide open it is still wonderful so I am not the lesst bit reluctant to shoot sway at f1.4.

Good luck
Daronl

bforbes

Link Posted 07/02/2018 - 16:15
Daronl wrote:
I use the DFA 24/70 f2.8 generally for events and weddings which i am told frequently is a Tamron, so if that is the case it could be a cheaper option. To get an actual Tamron. But the lens is lovely if not too big

It may be made by Tamron, but under the Tamron name I don't think they make it in Pentax K
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wally

Link Posted 08/02/2018 - 19:38
Hi, I have a Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG aspherical auto focus zoom I may consider parting with. It comes boxed and with its manual and all in pristine condition. It even still has the template so you can cut your own filters and mount them on the rear of the lens.
Last Edited by wally on 08/02/2018 - 19:39

Blythman

Link Posted 09/02/2018 - 08:46
If you've got the budget for the 15-30 Just buy it. Or make do and you'll end up buying it anyway eventually
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stub

Link Posted 09/02/2018 - 09:04
I have the DFA 24-70.. Fabulous lens. But it needs the DFA 15=30 to accompany it...!!
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Stuart..

Defragged

Link Posted 09/02/2018 - 19:12
This has just appeared on Ffordes:- http://www.ffordes.com/product/18020718030281
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johnha

Link Posted 10/02/2018 - 00:40
If you're shooting weddings for payment, just buy either the 15-30 or 24-70 (or both), don't even think about it. Bearing in mind even a 24mm is usually wide enough on FF. A couple of weddings should fund a new 15-30 (if not you're probably not charging enough). You should be aiming for the best option before you ruin someones special day.

I have the FA20-35/4 - I've only used it on film - but it's wide enough for anything I'd want to use it for.
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