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01-07-2008, 07:24 AM   #1
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Fast, wide-angle lens

My next lens purchase for my K10D is going to be a super-wide-angle lens. I'm leaning toward the 14mm f2.8 because I like using primes and fast lenses.

I'm wondering if anyone knows whether Pentax has plans to introduce a wider, fast lens.

The 12-24 appeals to me, but I'd like something faster. Ditto the fisheye 10-17, although the big problem here is the inability to attach a polarizing filter to this lens.

What does everyone recommend here? I like shooting landscapes mostly, and some architectural interior photos.

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Tokina (I think?) has announced a 11-16mm f/2.8, not sure if it will come out in a Pentax mount, or Pentax will build a "similar" one (ala the 50-135mm, 16-50mm Tokina/Pentax collaboration)
Link - Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX: Digital Photography Review

I love my Sigma 10-20mm, but do wish it was faster at times.
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i also have the sigma and it's an insanely wide lens and I love being able to go to 10mm... but some of the time i have to go to about 14mm to get acceptable levels of distortion in the corners. and it is *carry a tripod around* slow for indoor architectural photography. kinda wish I'd gone for the 14mm Pentax for those reasons, although i got my sigma very cheap so there was no question for me really :P might be worth waiting on the tokina if that is true.
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Isn't DA 14 from Pentax f2.8? If yes, it may be answer you are looking for...

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Read his original post - "I'm leaning toward the 14mm f2.8 because I like using primes and fast lenses." BUT he was wondering if there's anything W-I-D-E-R....

QuoteOriginally posted by axl Quote
Isn't DA 14 from Pentax f2.8? If yes, it may be answer you are looking for...
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Fast and wide for those quick movng Mountains eh Sigma has a Fisheye 8mm at f3.5 not a 2.8 but pretty fast (I have seen it cheaper this is MSRP)
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Fast and wide for those quick movng Mountains eh

You betcha!

I'm still interested in the DA 14mm f2.8 and this may very well be the lens I end up buying, unless Pentax announces something appealing later this month. Thanks to everyone for the suggestions!
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QuoteOriginally posted by daacon Quote
Fast and wide for those quick movng Mountains eh
Not everybody uses a wide angle for land/cityscapes. A lot of extreme sport photogs use wide angles. Even some wedding and interior photogs use wide angles.

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QuoteOriginally posted by egordon99 Quote
Read his original post - "I'm leaning toward the 14mm f2.8 because I like using primes and fast lenses."
Must have skipped that line in the rush...
apoligize...
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