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01-28-2010, 08:51 AM   #1
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Tamron 10-24 for wide angle lens

I found this Tamron 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 Di II suitable for my K20D. It is lot cheaper than PENTAX DA 12-24mm f4 ED AL (IF) LENS. It is $499.00 on ebay.
Has anyone had an experience with this lense that he/she could share it with us here?

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Have you searched for reviews on this lens? While the Pentax version might not have been reviewed, it's likely that the performance of other mounts would be similar. My reading of the reviews is that this lens (with which I have no personal experience) is pretty consistently disappointing.

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nezih... Tamron has a very good reputation as a third-party lens maker. That's why I was somewhat surprised that the company's 12-24mm lens scores the lowest in terms of image quality among ultra-wide angle zooms. Most agree that if you have a Pentax camera, then Pentax's own 12-24mm lens is the best choice.

But the general consensus seems to be that Sigma's 10-20mm f/4-5.6 is the next best. I stress we're talking about the f/4-5.6 version of this lens, not the newer f/3.5 fixed-aperture version which is almost as expensive as the Pentax and may not offer IQ as good as the f/4-5.6 version.

There are a lot of happy Sigma owners out there. If you can't afford the Pentax, this might be the way to go. Check out the Sigma 10-20mm Club string in this same forum:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/84539-sigma-10-20mm-club.html
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another thread....

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/72317-i-love-m...y-10-24-a.html

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Thank you folks, it's been of great help and I also appreciated the liks to photos tken with that particular lens.
Best regards, nezih
01-30-2010, 07:23 AM   #6
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Thank you folks, but I ended up with sigöma 10-20.
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