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11-04-2009, 12:57 PM   #16
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DA 12-24mm - a real gem

I can only second other posters praising this lens - I agree it has a prime-like quality both regarding colour rendering, micro-contrast and sharpness, the last especially in the wide end. And it is solidly built, compared to the other DA-lenses I have.

A few examples can be found here: DA 12-24mm f 4.0 - Svein Erik Třien Photography- powered by SmugMug

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11-05-2009, 02:41 PM   #17
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Ok.... My Mother just sent me a $1000.00 for working on the yard of her beach house,,, so If you had the money which lens would you get of the 3 Wide Zooms and Why?

Great Shots Svein

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I just picked up a used DA 12-24mm (and also a DA70) this morning . Here are two test photos I took before paying the previous owner. Both are at full aperture (F/4). JPEG files are directly from my K10D, no post-processing, only down-sized for posting. CA is there alright, but not excessive.

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I'd take the Pentax 12-24, no contest. Maybe the Sigma 12-24 if you really care about full-frame.

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There is alot of PF on the sides of the photos.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fl_Gulfer Quote
There is alot of PF on the sides of the photos.
Correct. I duly noted that in my previous post.

But considering the photos were taken at full aperture, the amount of PF is not excessive IMHO.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
although the sigma 10-20 is my only non FF lens, it only vignetts at 13mm on my PZ-1.

I also hae retained mainly FF capability but not on the hope that pentax develops one, but because I have 3 film bodies,
Interesting.... most reports I've read say this lens vignettes at all FL and is one of the only lenses that does so wrt UWA lenses. I think I should pop it onto my Mz-5n to have a look.

I have some hope then
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They just got copies of this lens in and I was wondering what you really get for a Pentax DSLR.
Amazon.com: Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM ELD SLD Aspherical Super Wide Angle Lens for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras: Camera & Photo

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It's HSM in Pentax mount as well, iirc. The older f/4 version is not.
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*For Pentax mount, if the camera body does not support HSM, auto focus will not be available.
So I guess this would be great for the K20D.
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