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Latest Review Posted HD Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye ED
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:

Image 2 = is 10mm with shade off:

Image 3 = SMC at 17mm:

Image 4 = HD DA at 17mm:

Image 5 = Croma (HD DA vs SMC)

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

Image 6 = Sharpness (HD DA vs SMC)

A slight win for the new HD DA

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

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

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...

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