Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
07-18-2010, 04:55 PM   #1
Senior Member
ManhattanProject's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Midwest
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 207
SIGMA 8-16mm CLUB

Not sure how many of you guys own this lens yet, but I want to see your shots! Might not get as big as the 10-20 club, but I think we should have a few members.



I ordered mine from Adorama, so I should be able to contribute soon. But I'm far from the best photographer in this forum

07-18-2010, 11:50 PM   #2
axl
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Nove Zamky, Slovakia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,181
I'll keep an eye on this one... have long thought of replacing my 10-20v1
07-20-2010, 10:06 PM   #3
Senior Member
ManhattanProject's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Midwest
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 207
Original Poster
I guess only a couple people own this lens!
07-20-2010, 10:40 PM   #4
Senior Member




Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: israel
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 180
you cannot mount a filter on this lens
there is no need to replace sigma 10-20 or pentax 10-17 lens !!!!!!!!!!!!

07-20-2010, 10:58 PM   #5
Senior Member
ManhattanProject's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Midwest
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 207
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by koper Quote
you cannot mount a filter on this lens
there is no need to replace sigma 10-20 or pentax 10-17 lens !!!!!!!!!!!!
8mm
07-21-2010, 12:01 AM   #6
axl
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Nove Zamky, Slovakia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,181
QuoteOriginally posted by ManhattanProject Quote
8mm
that reason sounds good enough for me

PS: I don't use filters on 10-20 anyway....
07-21-2010, 04:03 AM   #7
Senior Member




Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: israel
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 180
i use wide angle lenses for nature photography and HDR photography
i dont imagine hou any one take pictures with wide angle lens near sea or other difficult condisions without filter !!!!!!!!!
8 mm have big lens distortions
i presume it have more distortions than pentax 10-17 mm lenses
07-21-2010, 05:14 AM   #8
Veteran Member
Pentaxor's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,513
QuoteOriginally posted by koper Quote
i use wide angle lenses for nature photography and HDR photography
i dont imagine hou any one take pictures with wide angle lens near sea or other difficult condisions without filter !!!!!!!!!
8 mm have big lens distortions
i presume it have more distortions than pentax 10-17 mm lenses
you assumed wrong.

Sigma AF 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM - Lab Test / Review - Analysis

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/105864-other-lens-buying...rst-shots.html

Pentax SMC DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED[IF] Fisheye - Review / Test Report - Analysis


the distortion factor between the two lenses is not even close. also consider the Sigma is way better than the 10-17 in IQ. as far as filter is concerned, that might be a problem but there is always post-processing and HDR as you've mentioned would take care of that.

07-21-2010, 05:55 AM   #9
axl
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Nove Zamky, Slovakia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,181
As Pentaxor pointed out, distortion is way better than 10-17, but that's to be expected since this Sigma is rectalinear lens and SMC10-17 is FE....
As far as filters go, there's bracketing, PPing, HDR.... Have a look at my posts in 10-20 club, I've owned Sigma 10-20 for nearly 3 years now and never used filter on it... it's not just doable but it works very well too...

Last edited by axl; 07-21-2010 at 10:15 AM.
07-21-2010, 06:12 AM   #10
Senior Member




Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: israel
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 180
nice pictures-i agree
07-21-2010, 10:47 AM   #11
Pentaxian
Marc Sabatella's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 10,686
I've added this to the Lens Club Index sticky. Looking forward to seeing the image contributions!
07-21-2010, 10:57 AM   #12
Senior Member
ManhattanProject's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Midwest
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 207
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
I've added this to the Lens Club Index sticky. Looking forward to seeing the image contributions!
Thanks Marc! I, for one, will have at least a few images up in the next 24 hours. I hope there are some others out there who will be contributing soon as well.
07-21-2010, 02:04 PM   #13
Senior Member
ManhattanProject's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Midwest
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 207
Original Poster
Just got it from UPS. Stepped outside to take a shot with it. The FOV on this thing is, as expected, ridiculous.

Here's just a quick shot for you guys.

ISO 100, 1/125s, 8mm, f/11 (I would've gone with f/8, but I didnt notice I was in shutter priority).

I didn't edit the sun flare out as I figured some of you might want to see it (bottom, center). There's clearly some curvature of field, though it's nothing that bothers me with my style.

07-21-2010, 02:10 PM   #14
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,553
Name:  homer_8mm.jpg
Views: 9336
Size:  40.3 KB

Thank you
Russell
07-21-2010, 02:12 PM   #15
Veteran Member
Pentaxor's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,513
QuoteOriginally posted by Russell-Evans Quote
Attachment 66715

Thank you
Russell
wow, Homer guessed correctly.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
8-16mm, 8mm, club, curvature, dog, f8, field, flickr, harrison, hdr, images, john, k-mount, lake, lens, love, madrid, merlion, pentax lens, photos, pm, post, shots, sigma, sigma 8-16mm, snow, thanks, time, twilight
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sigma 8-16mm Review viking79 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 13 06-15-2013 04:01 PM
What about Sigma 8-16mm?? mikiresty Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 06-19-2010 04:00 AM
When does the 8-16mm sigma come out? WerTicus Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 05-16-2010 01:13 PM
Sigma 8-16mm Preorder Nerdold Nerdith Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12 04-20-2010 05:54 AM
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 180mm f3.5 macro, Sigma 16mm f2.8 Filtermatic Fisheye, K20D, K100D Super jfirneno Sold Items 16 02-05-2010 06:46 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:52 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top