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12-30-2009, 06:42 PM   #16
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new 12-24mm pentax $699. email and ask about shipping. its in Stamford, CT, United States, which is almost Canada

PENTAX DA 12-24MM F4 ED AL ZOOM LENS - NIB - eBay (item 230409562143 end time Jan-06-10 14:27:00 PST)

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offer $650

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-cameras-camcorders-Pentax-12-24mm-F4...AdIdZ175336069


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12-30-2009, 07:32 PM   #17
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new 12-24mm pentax $699. email and ask about shipping. its in Stamford, CT, United States, which is almost Canada

PENTAX DA 12-24MM F4 ED AL ZOOM LENS - NIB - eBay (item 230409562143 end time Jan-06-10 14:27:00 PST)

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offer $650

Pentax 12-24mm F4.0 ED AL (IF) lens Mint in box - Toronto Cameras For Sale - Kijiji Toronto
That is almost too good to be true because most places sell this lens way over $1000.
I am going to check into this right away.
Thanks for the tip!

JP

P.S.: I just sent the seller a PM and hoping this will work out.

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12-30-2009, 07:34 PM   #18
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Wally, that sure is a nice lens but I am looking for sellers in Canada but can't find any. I am sure this costs a fortune too? :ugh:

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JP, I'm going to send you a pm where you could buy it cheap. but better hurry while it is on some yearend sale. call them tomorrow asap.
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This Pentax DA 12-24 won't work on a FF camera, will it?
No. Like most DAs, its image circle only covers an APS-C-sized sensor.

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No. Like most DAs, its image circle only covers an APS-C-sized sensor.
Too bad but it is still quite a nice lens acoording to reviews all over.
This should fit the bill quite nicely.

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12-30-2009, 09:05 PM   #21
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I've been thinking about a UWA for some time and I decided to just wait a bit more. The old Sigma you sold was tempting. The DA15 Limited also seems pretty cool and seems the best for CA. Then there is that Samyang 14 that will come out early next year - that would be a FF lens too.
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I've been thinking about a UWA for some time and I decided to just wait a bit more. The old Sigma you sold was tempting. The DA15 Limited also seems pretty cool and seems the best for CA. Then there is that Samyang 14 that will come out early next year - that would be a FF lens too.
The price will be very low ($300 !!) but there is one major flaw which is working in full light/direct light, causing huge ghosts and flares.
I am not sure if you'd want his sort of images.
But, as the review shows, all the rest is worthy of praise.
It is manual, but that shouldn't affect sales, being an UWA lens with plenty of luminosity/fast.
Thanks for sharing.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Just checked the price on this very beautiful lens ... expensive, as expected.
The reviews are mixed, although overall goo/very good.

That is one more to consider, but "used" because of its steep price.

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I guess at a steep price, it would disappoint. Check out Aden camera.

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The price will be very low ($300 !!) but there is one major flaw which is working in full light/direct light, causing huge ghosts and flares.
That's why I'm waiting. That lens was initially scheduled for this year, then they postponed it for 2010 - I'm hoping they might tweak it a bit more, so I'll wait to see new reviews after it gets released.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Laurentiu Cristofor Quote
That's why I'm waiting. That lens was initially scheduled for this year, then they postponed it for 2010 - I'm hoping they might tweak it a bit more, so I'll wait to see new reviews after it gets released.
Samyang indeed said they are postponing its release to work on the very issue of flaring/ghosting, mostly by improving the coating on the elements. I'd much rather wait than be disappointed!
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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Just checked the price on this very beautiful lens ... expensive, as expected.
Not sure where you're looking, but it generally sells for about the same as the 12-24: $700-ish. Expensive, yes, but no more so than the zoom.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Nothing specifically bad about it, in fact, it was a good lens.
I sold it for "peanuts" right here on this site too! ... now I sort of miss it.
Anyway, if there is a similar lens out there, which can also be used on FF cameras, that would be nice.

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I use a 15mm F2.8 Sigma FF fisheye that looks more like a super wide angle on my Pentax DSLRs.


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Not sure where you're looking, but it generally sells for about the same as the 12-24: $700-ish. Expensive, yes, but no more so than the zoom.
Marc, which lens are you talking about ... was it the Pentax DA 14 f/2.8, I am getting confused.
I found one good price for this lens:
http://www.adencamera.com/prod-overview.asp?ProdID=1550

And I have checked at other sites, for: Pentax 12-24, (high prices)
Such as here:
http://www.bccamera.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=565_568&products_id=4126
http://www.henrys.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ItemsDisplay?storeId=10001&c...&itemID=157359
I did get a hint from someone here on this forum for a great price for the Pentax 12-24 though ... $669.00 Cdn.

Which of the two would you REALLY go for?

JP

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For me, the wide end of the UWA is the thing that matters. With the 1.5x focal length multiplier, a 10mm becomes a (35mm equiv.) 15mm. A 12mm becomes an 18mm. A 14mm becomes a 21mm.

I think what a lot of us are trying to find is something truly comparable to the excellent Canon 10-22mm f3.5. The Canon has a 1.6x focal length multiplier, so the 10mm = 16mm (35mm equiv. on the Canon). Losing a (35mm equiv.) 2mm AND losing speed (from f3.5 to f4) is a poor bargain, IMHO.

I have seen pictures comparing the new Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 to the old version, and find the new faster version unacceptably softer. I think that for those (like me) needing the 10mm wide end, the older slower Sigma is the best option and at a savings of about $240 (here in the U.S.) I can understand those who like the constant f4 aperture of the Pentax DA 12-24mm and dont' mind giving up the effective 3mm difference on the wide end. I'm just not sure that I'm one of them, especially when it will cost me another $240 over the old Sigma. (Three daughters weddings in 3 years will skew a guy's spending perspective a bit.)
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If you don't absolutely rule out prime lenses, there are few more interesting options to look at, such as DA 15, DA 14 and even Tokina 17/3.5 if you could find one. The latter being full frame lens...
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