Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-12-2014, 08:07 AM   #1
Senior Member

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lake District
Posts: 222
Benefit of 08?

Still contemplating the wide lens but not sure. I mostly want it for interiors of stately homes and museums etc.
Is the 23.5 to 17.5mm increase in focal length benefit (from the kit lens), worth the loss of almost 1 full stop which might be an issue indoors, even if it's generally fairly light.
Any users of the lens yet in the conditions have any real world advice?

03-30-2014, 12:57 AM   #2
Site Supporter
vagrant10's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: portland
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,361
I have the 08 and if you're wanting to shoot indoors or architecture, you are sure to find that wider is a huge help. Yes it's slower, but when you need wide, it is what it is. Same as on apsc - usually the super wides are slower. Thing is, the shorter the focal length, often you can get away with lower shutter speeds especially w/ ibis.

The only alternative is to use the 03 and defish, or use the 02 and stitch. I'm very happy with the 08 and I'm looking forward to using it in similar areas you mention.
03-30-2014, 08:19 AM   #3
Senior Member

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lake District
Posts: 222
Original Poster
Ok, thanks. Good to hear.
Never thought about shorter focal lengths can get away with longer shutter speeds

05-09-2014, 01:29 AM   #4
Senior Member

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lake District
Posts: 222
Original Poster
Well I succumbed,
In the UK, it rapidly dropped from the 429 list to approx 360 in a lot of places, and I got an amazon damaged box one that arrived last night for 281.

Tested it, took a few pics, pixel peeked, fine, so no problems with it.
We live in the Lakes and are off to London tomorrow visiting friends for a week so it's arrival is timely.
although the weather arrival isn't :-( Lots of dark and rain. So not sure what I'll have to show next week...



  • 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!
benefit, camera, lens, mirrorless, pentax q, pentax q10, pentax q7, q10, q7
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What type of photographers will benefit from IIs bonaprof Pentax K-5 10 09-28-2012 08:52 PM
Picture of the Week #76 - 08/16/2009 - 08/30/2009 - Everyone Join In daacon Weekly Photo Challenges 67 08-29-2009 09:14 PM
Picture of the Week #75 - 08/09/2009 - 08/23/2009 - Let's see what you've got. eccs19 Weekly Photo Challenges 54 08-23-2009 03:40 AM
Picture of the Week - 08/02/2009 - 08/16/2009: Everybody join in! Rense Weekly Photo Challenges 64 08-16-2009 05:58 AM
Welcome to Picture of the Week 08/2/09 - 08/9/09 #72 AOski Weekly Photo Challenges 78 08-09-2009 10:17 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:18 AM. | See also:, 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?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]