Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-22-2009, 05:01 PM   #16
Inactive Account




Join Date: Mar 2007
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,675
QuoteOriginally posted by bdphoto Quote
Could be because the minimum focus distance is to the sensor, not the front of the lens. You may indeed end up with only 1" or so of working distance from the front of the lens to the in-focus part of the subject.

The "minimum focusing distance" specified for my DA 35 Limited is 5.4 inches. Working distance is more like 0.9".
I think that's a bit of a stretch. I don't see the phrase 'working distance' in the description.

Here is what the auction says,
QuoteQuote:
Super Macro
An ingenious internal focus system allows photographers to focus from as close as approx. 1" (approx. 2.5 cm), giving them the power to fill the whole frame with surprisingly small subjects.
It also says,
QuoteQuote:
this lens effectively compensates to overcome chromatic aberration throughout the image.
I own this lens. It has the absolute worst CA or purple fringing of any lens I own. It is a misrepresentation to say it doesn't have CA.

Don't get me wrong, I love using this lens. But don't say it focuses down to 1 inch and doesn't have CA's.

This seller is lying his a$$ off.

02-22-2009, 05:17 PM   #17
Veteran Member
jct us101's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Rohnert Park, CA
Posts: 3,695
I really need to find one of these!
02-22-2009, 06:57 PM   #18
Veteran Member
khardur's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW Massachusetts
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,505
QuoteOriginally posted by J.Scott Quote
I own this lens. It has the absolute worst CA or purple fringing of any lens I own. It is a misrepresentation to say it doesn't have CA.

Don't get me wrong, I love using this lens. But don't say it focuses down to 1 inch and doesn't have CA's.

This seller is lying his a$$ off.
Well, the focusing distance itself isn't that much of a stretch- I just tested mine while reading this, and the front end of the lens is a little less than 2" from the screen and I can get focus.

The seller's comment about the CA and purple fringing is a joke though - you are 100% correct it has the worst CA and purple fringing I've ever seen. I absolutely hated this lens (using PS Elements) because I couldn't correct for it. Those were the only shots I ever converted using the Pentax Photo Lab software because it had adjustments for CA. (but not purple fringing)

to the OP: yes, $356 isn't a bad price at all, I think when I bought mine it was in the $390-s.
02-24-2009, 12:44 PM   #19
Inactive Account




Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 8
Original Poster
Many thanks to everyone who replied!! You've all been very helpful.

Unfortunately, my out-of-warranty Sigma flash just went South so now I need to juggle some additional priorities (such as how long can I get by using an old Sunpak 383 Super instead).

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!
da 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5, f/3.5-4.5 ed fisheye, k-mount, lens, pentax, pentax da 10-17mm, pentax lens, price, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DA 10-17mm Fisheye-New for a pretty darn good price Cedromar Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 2 01-31-2010 06:10 PM
K7 and 10-17mm fisheye zoom Rusty Rat Pentax DSLR Discussion 13 01-08-2010 09:25 AM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax Zoom Fisheye to Super Wide-Angle SMCP-DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED (IF) AF MikeDubU Sold Items 1 02-04-2009 02:37 PM
How is the Pentax 10-17mm fisheye. Kingsofronin Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 14 07-12-2007 04:34 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:12 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