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02-03-2008, 06:45 PM   #1
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I am looking for the lens to fill my last gap in my zooms I have the DA 10-17 , tamron 28-75, tamron 70-300. I have been unable decide which lens to buy next am looking at the 12-24, 16-45 or the 10-20 but have been unable to have one appear to me to be outstanding over the others. I am leaning towards the 16-45 but was just curious how this lens is in low light or night shots?

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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
I am looking for the lens to fill my last gap in my zooms I have the DA 10-17 , tamron 28-75, tamron 70-300. I have been unable decide which lens to buy next am looking at the 12-24, 16-45 or the 10-20 but have been unable to have one appear to me to be outstanding over the others. I am leaning towards the 16-45 but was just curious how this lens is in low light or night shots?
except for the 16-45 none fill the gap but give you rectalinear as opposed to fisheye.

In my bag, I use the 18 - 35 FA-J that came with my *istD. It fills in between the sigma 10-20 and my tamron 28-75. It is really the range you are liiking for.
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All of these were taken with a DA 16-45mm on a K10D. The low light is decent, but you'll need to use a higher speed. If you look at some of the darker picks you'll really see the noise. I'll go back and reprocess some of these photos once I get a hang for noise control.
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I think we share some common gear and the quest for the next lens. I also have Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 and Tamron 70-300 Di LD Macro and I have the Tokina 19-35 f/3.5-4.5 to fill in the wider end similar to FA-J 18-35 or FA 20-35 f/4.0. And I love my tokina 19-35 very much. I think you will like the wide end zoom in any of the ones mentioned. The Pentax and Sigma 12-24 are also excellent but they are on the expensive end for good reasons. If you consider the 16-45 f/4.0, that is also a great less expensive and very usable one to pair with your two Tamron especially when you have the Pentax 10-17 for the extreme wide angle.

How you like your Pentax 10-17 as I am looking at either the Sigma 10-20 or the Pentax 10-17 to fill my wider end after Tokina 19-35.

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I think we share some common gear and the quest for the next lens. I also have Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 and Tamron 70-300 Di LD Macro and I have the Tokina 19-35 f/3.5-4.5 to fill in the wider end similar to FA-J 18-35 or FA 20-35 f/4.0. And I love my tokina 19-35 very much. I think you will like the wide end zoom in any of the ones mentioned. The Pentax and Sigma 12-24 are also excellent but they are on the expensive end for good reasons. If you consider the 16-45 f/4.0, that is also a great less expensive and very usable one to pair with your two Tamron especially when you have the Pentax 10-17 for the extreme wide angle.

How you like your Pentax 10-17 as I am looking at either the Sigma 10-20 or the Pentax 10-17 to fill my wider end after Tokina 19-35.

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Thanks everyone I am picking up a 16-45 lens from one of the members of the board here and I think this may solve my LBA except for the urge to get the 77mm prime to finish off my prime list of 28mm,43mm and either the 70 or 77 but thats for later. Hin I have only played with the 10-17 at the fisheye level once or twice but the lens in the 12-17 is very nice for some landscape shots i took with it really have to get in the habit of using it more often but thats my bad it is always with me in my bag just have to stop and think about using it more often.
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How you like your Pentax 10-17 as I am looking at either the Sigma 10-20 or the Pentax 10-17 to fill my wider end after Tokina 19-35.

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I know you are not asking me but the 10-17 is great. You should decide if you want the fisheye effect of the Pentax or rectilinear from the Sigma, though (assuming you can not afford both).

The fisheye is a unique lens that is very distinctive.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
I know you are not asking me but the 10-17 is great. You should decide if you want the fisheye effect of the Pentax or rectilinear from the Sigma, though (assuming you can not afford both).

The fisheye is a unique lens that is very distinctive.
Thank you for the feedback on Pentax 10-17.

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