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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:


https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/members/16474-troenaas/albums/13330-fish-eye/picture126510.html


Image 2 = is 10mm with shade off:


https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/members/16474-troenaas/albums/13330-fish-eye/picture126509.html


Image 3 = SMC at 17mm:


https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/members/16474-troenaas/albums/13330-fish-eye/picture126507.html


Image 4 = HD DA at 17mm:


https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/members/16474-troenaas/albums/13330-fish-eye/picture126508.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-eye/picture126517.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-eye/picture126518.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-eye/picture126519.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...



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