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08-29-2010, 04:00 AM   #1
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Which wide angle zoom?

Hi folks,

I'll be going on a trip with my family next week to Sydney and Great Ocean Road (Near Melbourne) and looking at my camera gear, I don't have a wide angle zoom to cover some scenery shoot with my family. Currently, I have:
Tamron 28-75 F2.8 and Pentax FA50mm 1.4

And I'm looking for something below $800 and came across to Pentax 16-45 or tamron 10-24... Can someone out there help me to choose, please...

Thank you,
Bossy

08-29-2010, 06:06 AM   #2
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I would recommend the 10-24 (or Pentax 12-24mm) simply because you'll have no overlap with your current kit These lenses would be a perfect fit!

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You should probably also be considering the Sigma 10-20 and Pentax 12-24, both of which are usually recommended over the Tamron 10-24 (see the existing threads comparing different wide angle zooms as well as the reviews in the lens database section of this site). Also, that DA15 is only wafer thin...

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I have some threads of mine that will help you out:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/108740-big-dil...a-10-20mm.html

The Tamron 10-24 never came up, it was always the Sigma 10-20 and I think it's just a better lens

There's also a new Sigma ultra uuuuber super wide: Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens 203109 - B&H

The Pentax 12-24 which is hailed by DP review to excellent image quality and it's wider than the DA 15: Pentax SMCP-DA 12-24mm f/4 ED AL Autofocus Lens 21577 - B&H

DP review comments here: Pentax smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited Lens Review: 2. Design and Operation: Digital Photography Review


Here's links to various clubs that show you pictures from the lenses:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/84539-sigma-10-20mm-club.html

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/107938-sigma-8-16mm-club.html

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/86234-15mm-lim...s-my-mind.html

I got both the DA 15 and the Sigma 10-20, returned them both because they were defective and went without. I liked the Sigma more in the end probably, it was wider and more flexible.

However make sure you do some research on ultra wide angle lenses though, they are hard to use properly and if used incorrectly can produce very boring images, that's the problem I was having
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