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08-21-2016, 09:01 AM   #1
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Anybody try the 10-17mm lens on K-1?

Hi, I did a fast search and couldn't find it, so I'm curious as to how well the Pentax 10-17mm lens works on the K-1. Is there a lot of vignetting at the different focal lengths without using the crop mode or not?

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I have. It's interesting, to say the least. It's REAAAAALLLLYYY wide, for one. Like, people standing next to you will get into shots. I had someone standing next to me and I knelt down to take a shot and got a piece of her head in the photo.

The resolution is not terribly high, though. Even with sharpening, the detail isn't really there, even stopped down to f/8. As is the case most always, it's really about the fisheye effect. If you want it, you don't worry about the lack of sharpness and detail in the photos. But if you're looking for a cheap UWA you can defish in post, you may be disappointed.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MadMathMind Quote
I have. It's interesting, to say the least. It's REAAAAALLLLYYY wide, for one. Like, people standing next to you will get into shots. I had someone standing next to me and I knelt down to take a shot and got a piece of her head in the photo.

The resolution is not terribly high, though. Even with sharpening, the detail isn't really there, even stopped down to f/8. As is the case most always, it's really about the fisheye effect. If you want it, you don't worry about the lack of sharpness and detail in the photos. But if you're looking for a cheap UWA you can defish in post, you may be disappointed.
I've had my 10-17 for 6 years and I also have to disagree with you on resolution and for that matter pretty well everything. It's also not just about the fisheye effect...at 17 mm with some moving around you can get some nice wide angle. A great lens, but a lens you have to work with and use your photographic skills to bring out the best in...and the best is pretty good in this lens.

To the OP, I have used my 10-17 just on ASP-C, not FF as of yet.

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The main FF alternatives are Samyang 14mm and DFA 15-30mm. The DFA costs a whole bunch. The Samyang is really good, but manual focus only and can have QC problems.
I've read that many users are quite happy using "crop" lenses on the K-1 without problems, or just cropping out the vignetting when needed.
The fisheye zoom is quite special, and in many ways different from the two above mentioned lenses, so if you are drawn to it - go for it
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There's also the F 17-28mm fisheye and a new D FA version coming out next year-ish if you don't want to have to worry about cropping The F lens works quite well on the K-1.

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There's lot of vignetting at 10mm -- the hood is very visible. But I have considered using that for portraits, and the hood would form an old-timey frame shape around the image.
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I have tried using mine on K-1 for skateboarding shots, yes I can confirm from 14mm up there is no vignetting and it's wider than 10mm on APS-C, and to be honest I've never been disappointed by the resolving power of the DA 10-17(I do however have problem with CA), but of course I only used the shots for web so maybe if you are using it for landscape and print big then maybe you should look elsewhere.

Would I be using DA 10-17 on K-1 in the future though? The answer is no I'm not, for one K-1 doesn't offer any advantage over my APS-C bodies for the type of shots I shoot, and it's much heavier and bulkier and crucially a hell lot more expensive, you really don't want a skateboard to land on it, these days I have DA 10-17 pretty much glued to K-30 and along with DA 18-135WR and FA 50 1.4 and my trusted Metz 48 af-1 in a small backpack as my skateboarding grab and go kit.

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QuoteOriginally posted by NYNOIR Quote
Hi, I did a fast search and couldn't find it, so I'm curious as to how well the Pentax 10-17mm lens works on the K-1. Is there a lot of vignetting at the different focal lengths without using the crop mode or not?
Off course I tried, 10-17 is my favourite crop lens.
Good news it is usable in FF mode but only between 15-17mm - no vignetting in that range.
Unfortunately 15mm on K1 is the same field of view like 10mm on K3/K5 sensor, so no advantages, but it is usable.
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I have, if you only need a fully fish eye it will work from 14mm to 17mm ( i use it only at 17mm ) and so far is ok, for party pictures its one of my favorite lenses to use at nightlife events, it might not work that well for landscape or other kind of scenerios.
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I shoot it on K1 a touch over 14mm and no vignetting, except when I accidently move it down to 14mm or wider...















08-31-2016, 06:20 PM   #12
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It's quite easy to find samples of the Tokina 10-17 (more or less the same lens) on Canon or Nikon 24x36 bodies. It seems like people like to "shave" this lens.
For instance: Shaved or original Tokina 10-17 mounted on a full-frame Canon 5D- Shaved Nikkor/Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye - Shaved Sigma 10mm Fisheye - Shaved Samyang 8mm Fisheye
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