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03-30-2010, 07:56 AM   #16
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chromatic aberration? The K-x has that feature also As well as distortion correction...although I've never used it.
Did not know the K-x had this feature as well...
Note that distortion correction will not work with the 10-17.

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The 10-17 is a nicely put together lens that has excellent colour and contrast. It's also pretty sharp. Here are some of my shots taken with it:











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i had the chance to take it in my hand and mount in my k-x today. (to tell the truth i've seen the complete DA lineup)
It feels way more solid than the kit lenses, it's heavier and bigger, the zoom had a perfect damping to my taste...i was strong enough to unlock-it from the body and give it back, but i know that some day this lens will be in my bag.

Does someone who have also one of the 3 UW rectilinear zoom (10-20/10-24/12-24) can make a quick comparsion between them and the 10-17 defished?
I mean i wish to know if the DA 10-17 is all i need for my "wide side"

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The 10-17 is a nicely put together lens that has excellent colour and contrast. It's also pretty sharp. Here are some of my shots taken with it:
Thanks for posting these I'm always looking for photos using the long end of the 10-17, because I'm curious to see the difference between totally fish-eye at 10 and often almost imperceptible fish-eye at 17.
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Bought this lens earlier today and will get it Thursday...can not wait!
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Bought this lens earlier today and will get it Thursday...can not wait!
Ive just used this lens for QTVR's at 10mm and it works brilliantly, I can safe this lens has become even more useful.
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If you want to see some comparison shots I took in a camera store once, before I bought either lens, you can see them here: Zenfolio | Mtngal's Photos | Miscellaneous . The 10-17 pictures have not been de-fished, they are all right out of the camera, the only processing was resizing. There's about 7 pictures in a row - you'll know that you are out of the series when the subject changes abruptly. The subject matter is lousy - it's just the interior of the store and I was more interested in seeing the field of view and the natural distortion of the fisheye. There's a tab for the exif information (these were taken in 2007).

By the way, as a follow-up to the pictures - I bought the 12-24 not long after I took these pictures and use it quite a bit. Last summer I finally gave up the fight with the 10-17 and bought it, too. It's great fun having both lenses, they are so different.

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thanks for the link mtngal, seem to me that the fov of the two lenses match each other @ 17/12
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Video example

Hi, I posted this (short) clip in the Pentax Video section, where it was suggested to also post a reply here.

I have had the 10-17mm for a few years now and find myself not using it very often because of the strong fisheye effect.

However, I found that using it for video it can give an additional spatial feeling while panning around.
If I would have seen the effect earlier, I would have made much longer and more video clips using that lens there and then.

See this short clip and let me know what you think.

- Bert

[YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMe3U_a5YeY&hd=1[/YT]

It is uploaded in 720p, so you might as well look at it in full screen.

- Bert
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