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01-30-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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I want a wide angle lens for my K200D

Could you please help me choose a good wide angle lens..i'm looking for one that will help me make some good landscape photos...with my K200D

I want to start a postcard business in Mauritius:

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QuoteOriginally posted by Neel1 Quote
Could you please help me choose a good wide angle lens..i'm looking for one that will help me make some good landscape photos...with my K200D

I want to start a postcard business in Mauritius:

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I find that I love my Sigma 10-20 and my Pentax 21mm Ltd. The zoom gives true wide angle perspective but retains the adaptability of 10-20mm range. The 21 is like normal / wide in my mind. The quality of the shots are wonderful.
Just my opinions.
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I also have used a Sigma 10-20mm for several years and I have been very happy with the results.
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I also have used a Sigma 10-20mm for several years and I have been very happy with the results.
Any idea if it will work well with K200D? What body do you have?

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QuoteOriginally posted by calicojack Quote
I find that I love my Sigma 10-20 and my Pentax 21mm Ltd. The zoom gives true wide angle perspective but retains the adaptability of 10-20mm range. The 21 is like normal / wide in my mind. The quality of the shots are wonderful.
Just my opinions.
I have a Pentax 10-17 and have a lot of fun with it, but am only playing at the moment I find your scenes need to be fairly close or they get lost.

Lightroom has a 'Lens Correction' for the lens to lower distortion.

Is there a thread anywhere on how to use this lens?

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I also have used a Sigma 10-20mm for several years and I have been very happy with the results.
Could you please insert a link to the model you use? Thanks in advance!
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This thread should be in LENSES, not DSLRS. And I think this is the 4th or 5th active thread on this topic now. But here goes:

There are other possibilities, but the most prominent ultrawides that could do for landscapes are the old and new Sigma 10-20s, the DA12-24, and the Tamron 10-24. For less-wide views, are also DA16-45 and Tamron 17-50; and is the too-wide-for-landscapes Sigma 8-16; but I'll skip those. A year ago I could buy any of the ultrawides. I chose the Tamron 10-24 because of 1) focal range, 2) warranty, 3) price, and 4) known Sigma QC issues. I am happy with the Tamron, with its performance in tight spaces at the wide end and for shooting 'scapes towards the long end.

Each of these lenses has its strengths and weaknesses, none are perfect, but all are close enough in quality that issues other than optics may be most important: size, cost, filters. My recommendation: Read the lens review database here, and view images at the Lens Clubs.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Neel1 Quote
Any idea if it will work well with K200D? What body do you have?
With Pentax, you don't have to worry about *different model cameras not working with certain lenses. A pentax K mount is a pentax K mount.


*obviously we're talking k mount cameras - m42, 645 etc. are outside the above statement, and even *m42 will work with a simple, relatively cheap adapter.

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My shots with a Sigma 10-20mm f4.0-5.6 on a K200D - Sigma 10-20mm f4.0-5.6 - a set on Flickr
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Great photos, jezza

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My shots with a Sigma 10-20mm f4.0-5.6 on a K200D - Sigma 10-20mm f4.0-5.6 - a set on Flickr
Wow....Congratulation on these amazing shots....You've convinced me I'm going for it...Thanks!!
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thanks

its a great lens. it can be a bit difficult to make use of though due to the unusual distortion & FOV
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QuoteOriginally posted by Neel1 Quote
Any idea if it will work well with K200D? What body do you have?
I have used the lens with both a K20D and a K10D.
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I purchased used Sigma 10-20 4.0-5.6 ( older one with no HSM) just before Christmas.
Have used it with KX and K7, love it! ....and still learning.
uploaded some with K7:
Sigma EX 10-20mm F4-5.6 DC - a set on Flickr
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Yes, this is a question about lenses, not cameras, so it would belong there. But since it is also a common beginner question, I'm miving it to the beginner's forum.
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