Pentax/Samsung 10-17mm fisheye


k10dlimited

Link Posted 27/10/2009 - 13:06
Tony,

The 21mm was the first limited lens I bought when I got the K10, and have kept it since buying the 12-24mm.

If you need a wide angle (21mm makes 31mm), so still wideish, it is SO small, SO compact and SO light, it makes travel photography really nice.
Sometimes I will take the grip off and just carry the k10 with 21mm and its like a using a compact camera.
Really sharp and contrasty.

The 12-24 is quite a large lens.

Soon though, I might change lens line up.
Considering whether to change the 12-24 for a 15mm limited????

Graham
K10d Grand Prix & Grip
10-17mm fisheye, 15mm Limited, 21mm Limited, 40mm Pancake Limited, 70mm Limited

Floggitt

Link Posted 08/05/2012 - 23:20
Some great pictures in this thread. You know how it feels just when you have convinced the wife that the 300 you spent on a lens only last weekend was the last for a long time, you very quickly NEED another one.

Have ordered some interflora flowers for her before I dare ask about a fish eye

DaveHolmes

Link Posted 09/05/2012 - 00:35
Anyone use the 8mm Samyang/falcon/etc fisheye lens?
I haven't seen may images from it...
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Floggitt

Link Posted 09/05/2012 - 18:31
DaveHolmes wrote:
Anyone use the 8mm Samyang/falcon/etc fisheye lens?
I haven't seen may images from it...

I would be interested too, as it costs about 200 against a Pentax or Sigma which s twice that amount. I know the Samyang is manual focus but its DOF is massive so it would be hard to be out of focus.
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woodworm

Link Posted 09/05/2012 - 18:34
Floggitt wrote:
DaveHolmes wrote:
Anyone use the 8mm Samyang/falcon/etc fisheye lens?
I haven't seen may images from it...

I would be interested too, as it costs about 200 against a Pentax or Sigma which s twice that amount. I know the Samyang is manual focus but its DOF is massive so it would be hard to be out of focus.

I'd be interested if anyone is able to compare the two as the Pentax second hand price isn't much more than a new Samyang, I've been tempted several times but I'm tight

Floggitt

Link Posted 09/05/2012 - 20:35
Floggitt wrote:
DaveHolmes wrote:
Anyone use the 8mm Samyang/falcon/etc fisheye lens?
I haven't seen may images from it...

I would be interested too, as it costs about 200 against a Pentax or Sigma which s twice that amount. I know the Samyang is manual focus but its DOF is massive so it would be hard to be out of focus.

Whoops my finger slipped on the "buy it now" button, So its a DA 10-17mm fishy for me
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John's Law: If it isn't broke, it bloody soon will be.

Smeggypants

Link Posted 10/05/2012 - 01:11
Floggitt wrote:
Floggitt wrote:
Quote:
Anyone use the 8mm Samyang/falcon/etc fisheye lens?
I haven't seen may images from it...

I would be interested too, as it costs about 200 against a Pentax or Sigma which s twice that amount. I know the Samyang is manual focus but its DOF is massive so it would be hard to be out of focus.

Whoops my finger slipped on the "buy it now" button, So its a DA 10-17mm fishy for me

You'll love it
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

RayB

Link Posted 10/05/2012 - 09:59
I'm a bit late to this thread, but I thought I'd join in.




Each time I contemplate selling the 10-17, I take it out somewhere and end up re-thinking things, it is certainly a lens that requires more creativeness in use than any of the others I own or use.

Floggitt

Link Posted 10/05/2012 - 13:16
Will be delivered Friday, I just need some sunshine instead of this constant rain!
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John's Law: If it isn't broke, it bloody soon will be.

EricR

Link Posted 10/05/2012 - 20:08






Bought the 10-17mm in a set, intendend to sell it but after I got it repaired and used it a few times I knew this was a lens to keep for a long time.

liukaitc

Link Posted 18/05/2012 - 01:03
Mike-P wrote:
I have the Fisheye as well but have used it about 5 times ... I prefer to use the 12-24mm.









WOW, the CA or PF of last shot is terrible!
Last Edited by liukaitc on 18/05/2012 - 01:04

Darkmunk

Link Posted 18/05/2012 - 09:24
PF is the one issue with this lens. Luckily it's easy to remove
It's also really good into the sun, which is just as well as the sun is in the shot 50percent of the time! I happen to like that.
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annieogg

Link Posted 18/05/2012 - 09:47
Looking at images on here a fisheye of some discription is going to be my next buy . When I can save up enough LOL.
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johnriley

Link Posted 18/05/2012 - 10:20
Don't forget the Q. You could pick up the Q with standard lens for 299 and for just over 100 the fish-eye lens.

That's about the same cost as buying the 10-17mm lens, but it's an alternative path.
Best regards, John

woodworm

Link Posted 18/05/2012 - 11:11
Has anyone tried the Lensbaby scout with fisheye optic?

I haven't read any reviews or info about it?
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