Samsung 10-17mm D-Xenegon F3.5-4.5 K Mount


Defragged

Link Posted 08/07/2020 - 17:47
Now here's an interesting lens that doesn't crop up every day, in fact I don't recall seeing one for sale before and the reviews for it appear non existent too.
Not a use everyday lens but might prove of interest to someone and @ 150.00 it's sort of affordable.

https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Samsung-10-17mm-D-Xenegon-F3.5-4.5-K-Mount_27885...


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LennyBloke

Link Posted 08/07/2020 - 18:17
It's the result of the partnership between Samsung and Pentax a good few years ago - Samsung branded a few Pentax lenses under their own name as part of them allowing Pentax to use their Digital Sensors (18-55, 50-200, 100 Macro and 10-17).
LennyBloke

Defragged

Link Posted 08/07/2020 - 18:47
LennyBloke wrote:
It's the result of the partnership between Samsung and Pentax a good few years ago - Samsung branded a few Pentax lenses under their own name as part of them allowing Pentax to use their Digital Sensors (18-55, 50-200, 100 Macro and 10-17).

Thank you Lenny. I remember well the collaboration between Samsung and Pentax. In fact I owned a GX 10 for quite a while, that being the equivalent of the Pentax K10 D. It came with the standard 18-55mm Samsung kit lens and was possibly my all time favorite digital camera. That claim may have had something to do with CCD sensor.

Back to the 10-17 though, I've not come across the Samsung version before but its sister or brother, the Pentax 10-17 certainly has some interesting reviews, I'm half tempted to buy out of curiosity, but.......I muuust resist
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JAK

Link Posted 08/07/2020 - 19:06
I got one for free with a GX20.
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Link Posted 08/07/2020 - 19:15
JAK wrote:
I got one for free with a GX20.

Interesting! So if I may enquire please, what's your opinion of it?
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Link Posted 09/07/2020 - 09:21
LennyBloke wrote:
It's the result of the partnership between Samsung and Pentax a good few years ago - Samsung branded a few Pentax lenses under their own name as part of them allowing Pentax to use their Digital Sensors (18-55, 50-200, 100 Macro and 10-17).

12-24 and 35/2 were also branded as Samsungs. I had the 12-24 until recently.
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JAK

Link Posted 09/07/2020 - 10:04
Defragged wrote:
JAK wrote:
I got one for free with a GX20.

Interesting! So if I may enquire please, what's your opinion of it?

It's just the same as the Pentax version other than the label as far as I could tell. As a fish eye it obviously has barrel distortion or it wouldn't be a fish-eye! It's possible to correct the effect in PP if that isn't what you're after. I was't disappointed with it but it's not fully compatible with the K-1 unsurprisingly. Fine for APS-C.
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Last Edited by JAK on 09/07/2020 - 10:09

Defragged

Link Posted 10/07/2020 - 09:19
JAK wrote:
Defragged wrote:
Quote:
I got one for free with a GX20.

Interesting! So if I may enquire please, what's your opinion of it?

It's just the same as the Pentax version other than the label as far as I could tell. As a fish eye it obviously has barrel distortion or it wouldn't be a fish-eye! It's possible to correct the effect in PP if that isn't what you're after. I was't disappointed with it but it's not fully compatible with the K-1 unsurprisingly. Fine for APS-C.

Thank you for that JAK.

Have a good weekend.
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johnha

Link Posted 10/07/2020 - 11:58
I have the Pentax version, it's more versatile than many think. On APS-C at 10mm it's a fish-eye but the effect reduces as you reach 17mm. On FF it vignettes until about 14mm, at 17mm it's effectively an FF fish-eye, similar to 10mm on APS-C.

I did a quick test @17mm compared with my K17/4 FE on my K-1 - the two are very similar, even into the corners (where FE's lose detail anyway).
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Last Edited by johnha on 10/07/2020 - 12:17
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