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HD Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye ED

Sharpness 
 9.0
Aberrations 
 7.5
Bokeh 
 6.0
Autofocus 
 9.0
Handling 
 9.5
Value 
 8.0
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HD Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye ED

HD Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye ED
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HD Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye ED
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HD Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye ED
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Description:

The Pentax 10-17mm fisheye lens provides a 180-degree diagonal Field of View (FoV) on Pentax APS-C format DSLRs. At 17mm, the FOV is reduced to 100 degrees. The image is not rectilinear. The fisheye effect is more dramatic at the wider end of the zoom range.

This lens is an upgrade of the earlier smc version and features HD coating and a removable lens hood. When mounted on a PENTAX K-1 or PENTAX K-1 Mark II camera body, the photographer can remove the lens hood to produce nearly circular fish-eye images.


HD Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye ED
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Image Format
APS-C
Lens Mount
Pentax K
Aperture Ring
No
Diaphragm
Automatic, 6 blades
Optics
10 elements, 8 groups
Mount Variant
KAF
Check camera compatibility
Max. Aperture
F3.5-4.5
Min. Aperture
F22-32
Focusing
AF (screwdrive)
Quick-shift
Yes
Min. Focus
14 cm
Max. Magnification
0.39x
Filter Size
Internal Focus
Yes
Field of View (Diag. / Horiz.)

APS-C: 180 to 100 ° / 145 to 82 (calculated) °
Hood
PH-RBA60
Case
S80-120
Lens Cap
O-LW70A
Coating
HD,SP
Weather Sealing
No
Other Features
Fisheye
Diam x Length
67.5x70 mm (2.7x2.8 in.)
Weight
317 g (11.2 oz.)
w/ Hood: +6g
Production Years
2019 to present (in production)
Pricing
$496 USD current price
$499 USD at launch
Engraved Name
HD PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm 1:3.5-4.5 ED
Product Code
23130
Reviews
User reviews
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Features:
Screwdrive AutofocusQuick ShiftInternal FocusingAutomatic ApertureAPS-C Digital Only
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Forum Member

Registered: May, 2010
Location: Utrecht
Posts: 88
Lens Review Date: May 10, 2021 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $400.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: tremendous fun, works well on FF, versatile because of the mild effect on 17mm, bonkers on 10mm
Cons: it's a challenge to get right
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 8    Bokeh: 6    Autofocus: 9    Handling: 9    Value: 7    New or Used: New    Camera Used: Pentax K1mkII   

Good day Pentaxians!

Having had (and sold) the old SMC version of this lens, I found that I missed a fisheye in the bag, and since having a K1mkII, I bought the new HD version. In short: it is a great little versatile fisheye lens that can be used on the K1mkII to get a near circular image at 10mm. From 14/15mm the circular effect disappears and at 17mm the effect is mild (but stil pretty fishy). Of course the lens can also be used on the APSC line of Pentax cameras.

The build quality is good; typical DA style, with refreshed 'looks' and as a bonus you get a metal lenscap and also a soft pouch. AF is very quick and the close focus is capabily is brilliant.

The copy that I have is much sharper than the SMC version I used to have.

If you like the fisheye effect than this is a great little lens. I would rate the SMC version an eight. This one a nine!
   
Pentaxian

Registered: March, 2008
Location: Quebec city, Canada
Posts: 8,248

1 user found this helpful
Lens Review Date: January 7, 2020 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: N/A | Rating: N/A 

 
Pros: Small and light, unique FOV, works on FF by removing the hood
Cons: PF, vignetting, soft corners

This lens is a worthy upgrade to the previous SMC version. As stated in the in-depth review, it corrects many of the flaws of the previous version, and adds the option to shoot circular images with a full frame camera.

Images created by this lens are rather unique. When used well, and deliberately, it can create images like no other. Optically it's not perfect, but still pretty darn good. Its small size and light weight make it easy to carry.
   
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Registered: April, 2009
Location: Norway
Posts: 659

1 user found this helpful
Lens Review Date: October 22, 2019 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: N/A | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: distortion, color
Cons: aberration, vignetting
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 7    Handling: 10    Value: 9    New or Used: New    Camera Used: K1 II   

I received the lens today and this is a quick comparison review. I also have the SMC Pentax 17mm F4 Fish-Eye and compared that to the this new HD DA 10-17mm.

Image 1 = is 10mm with shade on:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/members/16474-troenaas/albums/13330-fish...ure126510.html

Image 2 = is 10mm with shade off:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/members/16474-troenaas/albums/13330-fish...ure126509.html

Image 3 = SMC at 17mm:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/members/16474-troenaas/albums/13330-fish...ure126507.html

Image 4 = HD DA at 17mm:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/members/16474-troenaas/albums/13330-fish...ure126508.html

Image 5 = Croma (HD DA vs SMC)

Croma on new HD DA worse than SMC - very surprising..

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/members/16474-troenaas/albums/13330-fish...ure126517.html

Image 6 = Sharpness (HD DA vs SMC)

A slight win for the new HD DA

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/members/16474-troenaas/albums/13330-fish...ure126518.html

Image 7 = Distortion, vignetting and color (HD DA vs SMC)

Distortion and colors are better on HD DA but vignetting is worse.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/members/16474-troenaas/albums/13330-fish...ure126519.html

I did expect more from a modern lens with a new coating at 17mm, compared to the SMC and have to admit that I'm a bit disappointed. That is why I can't rate it higher than 8. Could it be a bad lens copy?

If you don't own a fish-eye lens I would recommend it.

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