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Old Mar 20, 2007, 6:32 PM   #1
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Im looking for a wide angle lense for my pentax D-SLR. Im not really looking for a fisheye, that will distort the picture, Im just looking for something to give me a greater field of view than my 18-55mm lense.

I have been looking at Pentax, Tamrom, and sigma lenses. Im not sure which Sigma and Tamron lenses are compatible with Pentax cameras. Cost is an issue, so if anyone has any ideas for a quality wide angle that is affordable it would be much appreciated. Thanks
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Old Mar 20, 2007, 6:48 PM   #2
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This costs around US$135 new shipping and tax included.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...sentation&qf=m

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Old Mar 20, 2007, 11:11 PM   #3
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Super wide lenses are a bit pricy. It's difficult to escape that unless you go with one without AF, like that Zenitar that Daniel posted.

Cheapest wide zoom I can find is the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC at $499, but it's out of stock everywhere I shop at: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

If you want an in-stock lens, try the Sigma 12-24mm at $689: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation
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Old Mar 20, 2007, 11:31 PM   #4
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I have the Sigma 10-20mm lens and I love it. I recently posted a sample shot of the image so check it out.
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=94

That is only one image, I didn't merge photos together to get the image. I only cropped out part of the sky and the water.
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Super wide lenses are a bit pricy. It's difficult to escape that unless you go with one without AF, like that Zenitar that Daniel posted.
The other alternative is a front of lens WA converter lens..... now whiel the inexpensive 2x ones tend to be crap.... but the 0.5x ones are mostly decent as they are condensing not magnifying..... and far less than the HUNDREDS or THOUDANDS of dollars true low MM lenses. Yes much more curvature distortion than a true lens, but you say that isn't a real concern.

I have a 0.4x for my SIGMA 28-70mm which brings its low end to around 12mm.... or on the 18mm kit about 8mm.

Unless you want to get REAL serious about WA... a far cheaper solution.....

And most of them are 52mm native mount.... so again perfect match for the kit lens, which is a 52mm filter mount. (As is my last gen Sigma 28-70mm.... current ones are 58mm... and wil vignette from the 6mm step down full wide)
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