Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-24-2008, 07:52 PM   #16
Forum Member
ballgofar's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 87
Is it worth the extra $200 to get the DA 16-45? I'm pondering the same dilemma as Heather is; what could I fit between the Tamron 28-75 and something like the Sigma 10-20 (if that gap really does need to be filled...does it?).

The Pentax, while being 1mm wider and a bit longer, is also slower at the focal lengths at which I would likely use it, in addition to being more expensive. Is there anyone else with experience (or who knows about others' experiences) with this Sigma, and possibly could give an opinion on the image quality? Because for me, if there really is not much of a difference, the $200 is not worth it.

Or maybe there are some other solutions? Perhaps the Tamron 10-24 when it comes out would be better suited to that wide-angle slot? Does anyone have any information about the projected price or release date of that?

03-08-2008, 11:59 PM   #17
Site Supporter
vagrant10's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: portland
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,361
I've had this lens for a few days now and am starting to convert the images to jpg. So far I am impressed, but keep in mind I don't have a lot of experience w/ photography.

These images have been post processed w/ some adjustments (not major in my opinion) made to exposure and sharpness.



03-09-2008, 08:28 PM   #18
Forum Member
ballgofar's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 87
Vagrant, those are with the Sigma 17-35, right? Looks nice! Maybe this lens is a good choice after all.
03-09-2008, 10:39 PM   #19
Site Supporter
vagrant10's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: portland
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,361
yes, those pictures were with the sigma 17-35. I chose these pictures to post since there seemed to be quite a bit more sharpness and detail than the kit lens which I took pictures with at the same location the day before. All in all, I'm quite pleased with this lens especially for the price I got it off of Amazon for.

the exif f/ pic #1:
Camera: Pentax K10D
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 22 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 3/10 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

and for pic #2:
Camera: Pentax K10D
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 17 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 3/10 EV

02-14-2009, 08:23 AM   #20
Veteran Member
octavmandru's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: somewhere around
Posts: 615
QuoteOriginally posted by barbosas Quote
But it doesn't have aperture ring, so it will not work with older bodies, like MX, ME,etc..

Correct?
Incorrect!
On Pentax mount it has aperture ring.
On my copy, the zoom ring is quite stiff. Also the focus ring.(could be because of the short stoke).
I tested a bit and looks ok. Pitty it has no HSM, but could be also good, sine people had bad experience with it (broken).
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!
af, cost, dg, k-mount, lens, lenses, pentax lens, photo, sigma, sigma 17-35mm, slr lens, test
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8 EX DG Ogion Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 10-14-2010 10:15 AM
Anyone using the Sigma 17-35mm F2.8-4.0 zoom? joeyc Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 08-16-2009 12:56 PM
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 17-35mm f2.8-4 EX DG BAB Sold Items 0 10-30-2008 05:00 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:22 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.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