Pentax DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 FishEye

2009-05-13
It has been several months after purchase before I have a chance to try out Pentax DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye Lens. My family visited the Chabot Space and Science Museum over the Mother's Day and I have fun shots of my boys with a wide perspective. I have not gotten used to the distortion in the wider side of the focal range. Similar to what other people have mentioned, the 17mm happens to be similar to rectilinear lens that exhibit less the distortion found in fisheye lens.

10 mm
Pentax DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye Test shots with pentax k20d
10 mm
Pentax DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye Test shots with pentax k20d
15 mm
Pentax DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye Test shots with pentax k20d
17 mm
Pentax DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye Test shots with pentax k20d
10 mm
Pentax DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye Test shots with pentax k20d
11 mm
Pentax DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye Test shots with pentax k20d
13 mm
Pentax DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye Test shots with pentax k20d

Impressions & Notes
  • An absolute fun lens to use, especially in outing with kids in museum and events
  • Awesome views in 15mm to 17mm with mild distortion
  • Versatile zoom lens with a focal range to cover the wide angle need in events and indoor architecture.
  • With combination of software post processing, I am expecting more valuable use of this lens.
  • My kids love their shuttle mission in tight corner with all details captured in a single shot
  • SMC coating working well with flare control
  • Purple fringing apparent in test shots
  • Surprisingly fun and handy lens to use for indoor.
  • Some dark corners noted around corners in shooting wide angle with the built in flash
  • AF seems quick and responsive even in indoor dark settings
  • Another great value lens that Pentax delivers

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3 comments:

footloosiety said...

Hi Hin,

I've got this lens, and I agree - its great. At first I thought I should have gone for the 12-24 or the 15 prime, but the more I use the 10-17, the more I love its versatility. And it takes beautiful photos at 15-17, with hardly any distortion.

Thanks for the ongoing lens reviews,

Dave

Hin Man said...

Thanks for the comments.

PC NET WORKS κατασκευή ιστοσελίδων said...

I built websites and I use theese lens for taking catch-eye photos for hotels.

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