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03-01-2010, 10:35 PM   #1
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What wide angle lens for Pentax FF?

When Pentax release their upcoming FF DSLR with the Sony a900 sensor (we can all dream can't we?) I will need a new wide angle to replace my Sigma 10-20.
Have compiled this list so far....
  • CZ Distagon T* 3,5/18
  • Sigma 12-24
  • Sigma 15-30

Thats all I could find, am I missing any? Don't want fisheye but must be as wide (or close) as the 10mm end of the Sigma. Any comments on these or others most welcome!

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For af, any of the FA lenses will work. There are also several options in the A series if you don't mind mf lenses. Then there is the M series and k series lenses as well.
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Thanks Blue but can't see anything wider than 20mm, by my calculation 10mm aps-c = 16mm. Does that mean that the Sigma 12-24 (EX DG) is actually wider than the Sigma 10-20?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ozlizard Quote
Thanks Blue but can't see anything wider than 20mm, by my calculation 10mm aps-c = 16mm. Does that mean that the Sigma 12-24 (EX DG) is actually wider than the Sigma 10-20?
Yes. For example, the FA 20mm will have a wider field of view on a ff body than it does on an aps-c body. The 12-24 will be pretty darn wide on ff!

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Pentax will launch this camera with an all-new lens series. It will include a 14-24mm f2.8, 20-45mm f2.8, 35-85mm f2.8 and 70-200mm f2.8. All of these will have the new coating, currently called SMC-FF, to correct special lens issues with FF sensors. They will all have weather sealing and all-new focus motor design, and the street price will be $700US each.

The FA Limited series of lenses will also be expanded with five more lenses. A year after the camera is out, an 800mm f4.5 will be released.

The best thing for last: you can send in your APS-C cameras and for $250US, Pentax will send you the new FF model.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Just1MoreDave Quote
Pentax will launch this camera with an all-new lens series. It will include a 14-24mm f2.8, 20-45mm f2.8, 35-85mm f2.8 and 70-200mm f2.8. All of these will have the new coating, currently called SMC-FF, to correct special lens issues with FF sensors. They will all have weather sealing and all-new focus motor design, and the street price will be $700US each.

The FA Limited series of lenses will also be expanded with five more lenses. A year after the camera is out, an 800mm f4.5 will be released.

The best thing for last: you can send in your APS-C cameras and for $250US, Pentax will send you the new FF model.
hahahaha....good one!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Just1MoreDave Quote
Pentax will launch this camera with an all-new lens series. It will include a 14-24mm f2.8, 20-45mm f2.8, 35-85mm f2.8 and 70-200mm f2.8. All of these will have the new coating, currently called SMC-FF, to correct special lens issues with FF sensors. They will all have weather sealing and all-new focus motor design, and the street price will be $700US each.

The FA Limited series of lenses will also be expanded with five more lenses. A year after the camera is out, an 800mm f4.5 will be released.

The best thing for last: you can send in your APS-C cameras and for $250US, Pentax will send you the new FF model.
what had you been smoking? I want one !
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Pentax will launch this camera with an all-new lens series. It will include a 14-24mm f2.8, 20-45mm f2.8, 35-85mm f2.8 and 70-200mm f2.8. All of these will have the new coating, currently called SMC-FF, to correct special lens issues with FF sensors. They will all have weather sealing and all-new focus motor design, and the street price will be $700US each.

The FA Limited series of lenses will also be expanded with five more lenses. A year after the camera is out, an 800mm f4.5 will be released.

The best thing for last: you can send in your APS-C cameras and for $250US, Pentax will send you the new FF model.
Oh if only it were true, lol....the first part could be true, couldnt it?? But seriously now folks I can't be without my UWA and I don't really want to buy a Sony a850...do I?

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Have not tried this (yet) but before I bought the Sigma 10-20mm for my K200D I noted in one of the reviews here it was noted that the lens will cover FF down to 13mm. Want to try that on my Z1-p!
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