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03-20-2008, 11:04 AM   #1
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Best wide angle for collection?

I have made friends and received excellent advice thus far during my short association with the "fora". (ol' bio. teacher) I have purchased a K20D, 40ltd.,70ltd., 16 zenitar, 500mm opteka, 100mm macro. phoenix, 70-300 tamron, and a 1.5 ext. kenko in the past month!!!!! I sold all of my 15yr. collection of minolta film equip. to finance my "submersion" into the Pentax community. I would like to ask all of you what ideas or suggestions you may have to "complete" my mini collection to augment my wide angle lens LBA. All ideas will be meticulously and secretly studied. My wife still thinks I only have one pistol too!!. Really enjoy reading and learning from each posting. Please keep keep up the awesome work. Hey Sailor- we finally see some sun today!! 12" of rain in 24 hours! Schmally

03-20-2008, 11:14 AM   #2
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Sigma 10-20mm
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03-20-2008, 11:22 AM   #3
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I'm soon to purchase the Sigma 10-20, seems a firm favourite amongst Pentaxians

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I'll put in my vote for the Pentax DA 12-24. Very, very happy with this lens.

03-20-2008, 04:16 PM   #5
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if you can wait a while, it'll be interesting to see what the tamron 10-24 can do
03-20-2008, 06:10 PM   #6
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If you're a fan of primes, the DA 14mm f/2.8 is a great lens with really low distortion.
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The 12-24 would fit in your collection very well.
03-20-2008, 10:52 PM   #8
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Da 14mm f2.8 is in deed a good prime to own. Versatile in its own right.

A must own in any trips.

03-21-2008, 04:20 AM   #9
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Another vote for the 12-24. Some samples here:

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03-21-2008, 04:50 AM   #10
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Sigma 10-20mm for me, great fun to use.
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03-21-2008, 05:05 AM   #11
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If you want them for the pleasure of collectionism, I would recommend you the Zeiss Flektogon 20 f4 zebra (M42). If you find a good copy it is almost distortion free and I love the stripes. There were a collection of zebras going for 500 in buy it now in ebay (the other 2 lenses were a 35 f2,8 macroish and a 135mm). They looked gorgeous but at this moment of my live I cant afford this kind of expending.

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