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03-28-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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Pentax DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED (IF) for my K-r?

Main question, will this work on my K-r? It's described as a lens for full-frame cameras, yet it has DA in the name...I thought DA was for non-full-frame cameras? Either way, I just want to make sure this will work on my K-r, if so what will be the noticeable difference in my pictures as opposed to using this lens on a full frame?

Thank you so much in advance for your answers.

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It's not a full-frame lens, and yes, it will work. It's designed for DSLR. Where'd you read that it's an FF lens?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
It's not a full-frame lens, and yes, it will work. It's designed for DSLR. Where'd you read that it's an FF lens?

SMC Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye ED [IF] Reviews - DA Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

I swear I did, but now that I'm trying to show you I can't find it, so awesome...never mind that then! Thank you!
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All the DA lenses are designed for our APS-C crop-sensor cameras. Some may project an image that fills a full frame, but they're intended for APS-C use. As for the DA10-17: It's the lens that drove me to Pentax. Highly recommended.

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Remember to lean forward slightly so you don't get your feet in the shot, and tuck in your elbows :-)
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Remember to lean forward slightly so you don't get your feet in the shot, and tuck in your elbows :-)
+1. So true! SpecialK has a good point.
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AWESOME!! Thanks guys. So glad to hear! Just bought it yesterday, can't wait to start using it!
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Ok so I just got my 10-17mm in the mail right now. I put it on my K-r and noticed that even at 10mm it's not as fishy as I thought it'd be. Especially since it takes an extreme downwards angle to get my feet in the picture...do you perhaps have this on a K-5?

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QuoteOriginally posted by randesigns Quote
Ok so I just got my 10-17mm in the mail right now. I put it on my K-r and noticed that even at 10mm it's not as fishy as I thought it'd be. Especially since it takes an extreme downwards angle to get my feet in the picture...do you perhaps have this on a K-5?
Depending on the precise sensor size (my K20D is a bit smaller than nominal APS-C), the DA10-17 @10mm will have a corner-to-corner AOV of around 165-180 degrees. Horizontal or vertical edge-to-edge will be rather less. If you can't get your feet in the picture in landscape aspect, try portrait, eh?
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To really leverage FE lenses, one must use Full Frame. The Takumar 17/4 on my Canon 5D is simply fantastic. Much better than my DA10-17 on my K7
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