Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-28-2010, 09:13 AM   #1
Forum Member




Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: TX
Posts: 68
Best wide angle lens

I am looking to get a wide angle zoom lens, something between 10-25mm. What would be the best wide angle zoom lens , used or new. under $500

06-28-2010, 09:16 AM   #2
Veteran Member
Mechan1k's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 2,883
Going on your title I was going to say DA15 ... and it's just within your price range as well.
Now that I read the thread you are after a zoom though.
06-28-2010, 09:59 AM   #3
Pentaxian
Marc Sabatella's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 10,686
There at least 20 existing threads comparing the different options; I would highly recommend using the search function. Or simply go to respond to this thread then look below look just below to see the list of "Similar Threads".

You'll find the options are the Sigma 10-20 (two versions), Tamron 10-24, Pentax 12-24, and now the Sigma 8-16 (brand new as in jst came out this week, so not discussed much except hypothetically), plus the DA14 and DA15 is you decide you don't need a zoom. Each of these have advantages and disadvantages that are discuseed pretty throughly in the many existing threads.
06-28-2010, 10:47 AM   #4
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 40,980
Start by browsing our Pentax lens database, located here: Pentax Lens Review Database - Lens Listings

You can browse by series or search by focal length. Once you've narrowed down your choice and have just a few lenses in mind, a thread asking for a comparison will be more fruitful.


Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

06-28-2010, 11:37 AM   #5
Veteran Member
esman7's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 322
Please also keep in mind the physical size that you desire to carry around.

The DA 12-24mm f4 vs. the DA 15mm f4 has quite a substantial difference with respect to dimensions. Be sure to take this into consideration.
06-28-2010, 12:28 PM   #6
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Outside of Philly
Posts: 1,564
Take your pick - Pentax 12-24mm, 15mm Limited, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.5, 10-20mm f/3.5, or Sigma 8-16mm (is that one available for Pentax yet?)

It's hard to go wrong in the UWA category.
06-28-2010, 01:03 PM   #7
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bucharest
Posts: 482
I have the 12-24mm and it is really excellent but around USD 700. DA 15 could be a better option.
The Sigma 10-20mm is also a good option, and it is cheaper than the 12-24mm.
06-29-2010, 06:51 AM   #8
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Upstate New York, US
Photos: Albums
Posts: 223
With the restrictions that you cite in your post (i.e., zoom, UWA, under 500 dollars), there are only two lenses that fit the bill. Those two lenses are the Sigma 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6 and the Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5. You shouldn't have too much trouble finding threads comparing these two lenses.

06-29-2010, 02:21 PM   #9
Veteran Member
Pentaxor's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,513
looks like the Sigma 10-20 or Tamron 10-24 for you. too bad the Da12-24 is way over your budget.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
angle, k-mount, lens, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
looking for a wide angle lens lazyeye Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 8 05-12-2009 02:51 PM
Which wide angle lens? Darius4522 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 15 03-20-2009 07:12 PM
Wide Angle lens Jimbo Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 13 05-16-2008 11:58 AM
Which wide-angle lens for a KM? spray13 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 04-14-2008 12:06 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:44 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top