Best landscape lens for K-5

Started Jun 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
simonkit1
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Re: Pentax DA 16-45/4 and Sigma 10-20/4-5.6
In reply to nznhut, Jun 26, 2012

Here's my thoughts based on ownership experience:

DA12-24 (currently own this) - terrific lens, very sharp, a little PF sometimes but not too bad, very little distortion, nice colour/contrast but not as good as Pentax lenses

DA17-70 (currently own this) - By far my favourite lens for landscapes - prefer the focal length, very sharp, great Pentax colours/contrast, minimal distortion

Sigma 17-70 - close to DA17-70 but colour/contrast not so good

DA15mm - very light & easy to carry, lovely colour/contrast but very disappointed with soft corners on my copy

DA18-55WR (kit lens) - light, small, good image quality but doesn't produce quite the same levels of sharpness/colour or contrast as the DA17-70

I'll not comment on others as I haven't owned them.

Simon

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