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03-12-2019, 09:45 AM - 1 Like   #991
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QuoteOriginally posted by fsge Quote
From what I know this sigma 12-24 is soft, 11-18 should be much better image quality wise.
Totally agree...but on the K-1 it's sharp where I need it to be. The 11-18mm is a nice lens, but at this point it crosses over.

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QuoteOriginally posted by CarlJF Quote
The 15-30 is quite different, it's a FF lens and 11mm is significantly wider than 15mm. On APS-C, the 15-30 is more like a "wide zoom" than a UWA. It really can't substitute for a UWA zoom. The DA 12-24 may be seen as a substitute, but it's really not the same class either.


The 11-18 appeared on the roadmap many years ago, so we can speculate this lens has been on the drawing board for a long time. It just happens that it's ready now. So, why not release it ? There's no high end APS-C UWA zoom in the current lineup. It just makes as much sense as any other lenses to develop. Like any new lenses, some people will find they have no use for it and would have prefered something else. But this doesn't mean Pentax should have worked on something else. Plenty of people will find it useful. And as many people would have no use for the lens you think Pentax should have worked on instead...
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Yes I see it was on the road map and why not produce it, but at some point you will need a new body to stick it on...as of now, my FF glass as well as my DA glass is set. I rarely if ever, go below 18, but it fits nicely in someone's kit if they only want to carry 2 lenses. For example 11-18mm then the 18-135mm with your KP and you have a good all around weekender kit for various scenerios.

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DPreview just posted a gallery of 11-18 shots done on a KP. They look nice, though Iím not sure what all that blue stuff is in the Seattle sky...

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QuoteOriginally posted by TwoUptons Quote
DPreview just posted a gallery of 11-18 shots done on a KP. They look nice, though Iím not sure what all that blue stuff is in the Seattle sky...

-Eric
That's hysterical...last time I was in Seattle, it was cloudy and cool (in June!!).
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Just released by Adobe, Camera Raw 11.3, Lightroom 2.3 and Lightroom Classic 8.3 include a profile for both the HD Pentax-DA★ 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW and the HD Pentax-FA 35mm f/2.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Just released by Adobe, Camera Raw 11.3, Lightroom 2.3 and Lightroom Classic 8.3 include a profile for both the HD Pentax-DA★ 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW and the HD Pentax-FA 35mm f/2.
OK, that's cool! I hadn't checked in the software yet, but the DA*11-18 wasn't listed on their website yet, so I assumed it wasn't supported yet. Seems the website wasn't updated yet when I looked?

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It will be great to have a profile on this lens. It arrived today, and my initial tests show excellent geometry until 11-12mm, where simple barrel rears its rounded head. Not as bad as the Sigma 10-20, but worse than my trusty Sigma EX 12-24.
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