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



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