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04-20-2013, 05:52 AM   #1
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Recomend next lens.

I have some spare money, about 600$, and i want to buy some fix lens. Current line of work i do needs wide angel(even super wide). I have SMC Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye ED [IF] but it's fish-eye effect is pain to remove. I'm thinking about SMC Pentax-DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited but as FF rumors heating up I'm want to invest in FF lenses too.
Any recommendation on fast sharp wide lens with FF range.
Or maybe i just go and buy SMC Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited for fun?

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If you want wide for architecture, DA 12-24 is excellent, but it's not FF compatible. For FF, you may consider the Sigma 12-24 lens that is FF compatible and considered superior to other Sigma wide zooms.
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If you want wide for architecture, DA 12-24 is excellent, but it's not FF compatible. For FF, you may consider the Sigma 12-24 lens that is FF compatible and considered superior to other Sigma wide zooms.
Don't want zooms, fix are more compact.
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QuoteOriginally posted by i83N Quote
Don't want zooms, fix are more compact.
Well when it comes to compactness the DA15mm f/4 ED ASPH limited is the winning ticket here, I have a few full frame 15mm wide angles that are significantly smaller - but you would have to buy a Leica to use them.



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Have a think about one of these SMC Pentax-A 15mm F3.5, wide, rectilinear, prime, FF and should be on budget ish if you can find one, I love mine to bits, just not autofocus but with huge dof it's not normally an issue.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/SMC-Pentax-A-15mm-F3.5-Lens.html
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Well when it comes to compactness the DA15mm f/4 ED ASPH limited is the winning ticket here, I have a few full frame 15mm wide angles that are significantly smaller - but you would have to buy a Leica to use them.
My thoughts exactly....
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Have a think about one of these SMC Pentax-A 15mm F3.5
The problem being that lens has a front element nearly twice the size of the grotesquely bulbous sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 - also the DA15mm f/4 can be used with regular 49mm filters - slim frame filters are unnecessary, unless you are stacking filters.
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grotesquely bulbous
That's one of her inherent beauties, along with the lens cap that falls off when you just look at it.

But she still is wide, rectilinear, prime, and FF, in her defence.

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QuoteOriginally posted by i83N Quote
Current line of work i do needs wide angel(even super wide).
If your subjects are static, stitching might be one option.

QuoteOriginally posted by i83N Quote
I'm thinking about SMC Pentax-DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited but as FF rumors heating up I'm want to invest in FF lenses too.
If you have a job to do now, over the next year or so,
then the mythical Pentax FF won't help you.

The DA 15 is available and useful now!
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If you are okay with manual focus, then you cannot go wrong with the samyang 14mm (also sold under rokinon/bower/bell and howell and weirdly vivitar 13mm). sharp all over, straight from wide open. (AND FF compatible)
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QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
then the mythical Pentax FF won't help you
That maybe so, but the original OP did say... and it can still be used now also.

QuoteOriginally posted by i83N Quote
I'm want to invest in FF lenses too
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QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
The DA 15 is available and useful now!
my thoughts exactly - K mount APS-C cameras aren't going to suddenly vanish as soon as a pentax FF is announced.


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"Invest" if the FF is imminent.

"Squander" if it isn't!
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Even if Pentax releases FF, it will still be able to use DA lenses, to some extent (in-camera crop mode, or post process cropping). And they will probably announce another crop flagship, as well.
Btw, did you look at the Voigtlander 20mm? Its pretty compact. But no AF and not quite that wide on crop. Also, quite rare, but not as expensive as Zeiss.
Zeiss also used to make some very wide angle primes in Kmount and m42. Again, no AF, and very expensive.
Oh, and Samyang has announced a 10mm lens recently? Not sure how compact it is, though. The 14mm Samyang is pretty big and heavy.
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If your subjects are static, stitching might be one
Less post processing better for me.
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