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03-26-2011, 08:12 PM   #1
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Wide prime lens

Hi everyone,

Im currently looking for a wide prime lens for my pentax camera. I hope someone can give me some suggestions. Thanks for helping.


03-26-2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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From Pentax (currently in production) in the autofocus wide prime range you have a choice of
- DA 14 f/2.8
- DA 15 Limited f/4
- DA 21 Limited f/3.2

There are other 3rd party options also including fish-eye lenses.
And other older pentax manual focus pentax lenses.
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Thanks. can you suggest me the third party lens?
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Thanks. can you suggest me the third party lens?

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Some reviews of the sigma prime lenses are here-
Sigma Lenses for Pentax: Fixed Focal Lengths - Pentax Third-Party Lens Review Database

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Thanks mate..

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What kind of shooting do you want to do? What will your subject be?
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potrait maybe.im not into landscape photography.



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Get a DA15 or FA20 (I have both). Nice colors, especially with the DA15. Also, the FA20-35 is good, and the new Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens looks very interesting. I'm generally not a Sigma fan, but it gets a good review here, even from a Sigma doubter:

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens 203109 B&H

I cover this range (actually a little wider) with the DA10-17, but it's a fisheye. It also gives nice color, approaching that of the DA15.
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Thanks DSims..thats realy helpful. Im thinking to buy a Sigma 24mm f.8..

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QuoteOriginally posted by basikal_kusayang Quote
potrait maybe
are you sure you want a wide prime for portraiture? Usually a focal length between 50-135 is used. And Pentax sells a great zoom that covers that exact range with prime lens performance, the DA* 50-135/2,8
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I want to get photos like this for example..its wide but have great DOF..

This is just a random photo from the internet.
Credit to the photographer (www.stephenluigideitos.com)
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QuoteOriginally posted by basikal_kusayang Quote
I want to get photos like this for example..its wide but have great DOF..

This is just a random photo from the internet.
Credit to the photographer (www.stephenluigideitos.com)
That shot is from a full frame canon 5d with a 24mm lens @ f/1.8.
To get the same fov on a pentax you will be looking at a 16mm lens but none have a wide aperture as f/1.8 .
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I think my Sigma EX 14/2.8 is capable of that shot.
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Thanks TOUGEFC for the info..
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