Pentax/Samsung 10-17mm fisheye


Link Posted 13/10/2009 - 21:51
There is always a lot of talk on the forum about the (rightly) much admired 12-24mm, but are there any other 10-17mm fans out there?

I have never seen one other than mine. Am I alone?
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Link Posted 13/10/2009 - 22:12
love mine!
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.


Link Posted 13/10/2009 - 22:48
Love mine too! Razor sharp and the colours always appear punchy. Is the 12-24mm as good?
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Link Posted 13/10/2009 - 23:00
I was very impressed with mine too, although it may aswell have been a 10mm prime as I never bother zooming in.

Why not share a few shots ?

Ok, so I got a little carried away... Awww I'm pining for another fisheye now !!
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Link Posted 13/10/2009 - 23:03
I am enjoying mine

Love the fridge and cardiff bay shots,


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Link Posted 13/10/2009 - 23:15
Roy, you got a stellar copy

How about posting a few shots ?

I've thought about buying a Tokina version & getting the hood shaved off to work on full frame as HERE but I'm not sure how much of an issue flare & contrast loss would become.
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Link Posted 14/10/2009 - 00:25
I have one as well, used it quite a bit.

Some people on here think it's the only lens I have

They were almost right, till I found the Pentax 17-70mm

It is still my favourite though, never leave home without it !!!



Link Posted 14/10/2009 - 00:54
RR wrote:
...Awww I'm pining for another fisheye now !!

Did I just hear the sound of a cash register in Russia go ker-ching as another Zenitar 16mm heads West..?
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Link Posted 14/10/2009 - 01:10
RR wrote:

I've thought about buying a Tokina version & getting the hood shaved off to work on full frame, but I'm not sure how much of an issue flare & contrast loss would become.

Pentax had the 17-28mm which was fisheye on full-frame, still have it and still use it.

Not fisheye on the smaller digital sensor though

May have future use on a Pentax full-frame, ( wish ) so I'll just hang on to it .

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Link Posted 14/10/2009 - 06:07
Out of interest - do many forum members have both the 12-24 and the fishy? Would this be overkill?

Am quite happy with my current lineup of lenses, but my next addition (admittedly not anticipated for many moons) would probably be either the 10-17 or the 50-135.

I enjoy the width of my DA12-24 (amongst its many other qualities). But I sometimes wonder what the 180 degree might be like, and have liked the results produced by others (such as those above).



Link Posted 14/10/2009 - 06:55
I have the Fisheye as well but have used it about 5 times ... I prefer to use the 12-24mm.

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Link Posted 14/10/2009 - 07:17
10-17mm and 17-28mm and the 17mm, fish eyes.



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Link Posted 14/10/2009 - 08:19
Nice images. It takes skill to use a fisheye lens to good effect.
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Link Posted 14/10/2009 - 09:51
I love it love it love it. I also have the (Samsung) 12-24 courtesy of Womble which looks like another favourite, but I haven't had much chance to test it yet.
I have about a hundred shots but here's a range.
Did I say I LOVE this lens. If I had to have one it would be this.








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Link Posted 14/10/2009 - 10:23
Oh sht! All these great images are awakening a yearning within me for the little fishy!

What makes it even more tempting is that it's one of the few lenses whose price didn't jump absurdly recently. Nice small size, too - though the tiny built in hood makes the front element look rather vulnerable.

Some lovely shots Mark. Out of interest - I assume you de-fished the pic of the lighthouse, or is this what the 17mm end looks like? By the way, I would be very interested in an update about how complementary you see the 12-24 & 10-17 after you've used them for a while alongside one another. Though from many (not all) shots above, fishy clearly has different uses to the 12-24.

Oh dear - I thought I'd sated my LBA last Xmas for at least a couple of years!

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