The perspective can be breathtaking

Started Oct 9, 2011 | User reviews thread
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Jarda_Houdek Contributing Member • Posts: 812
The perspective can be breathtaking

I didn't like the lens on K10D, as it was difficult to focus it properly. On K-5 it is much better. It can focus as close as one inch from the front element, creating stunning perspective on close-up photos. No other wide angle I ever saw can do that.
Build quality is as good as it can be, as the lens is mostly made of some light alloy.
I only wish it had odd number of diaphragm blades and some kind of weather resistance. Then I'd give it 5 star rating without hesitation.

 Jarda_Houdek's gear list:Jarda_Houdek's gear list
Pentax K10D Pentax K-5 Pentax K-1 Pentax smc DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM Pentax smc DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED (IF) Fisheye +6 more
Pentax smc DA 14mm F2.8 ED (IF)
Wideangle prime lens • Pentax KAF • 21510
Announced: Feb 2, 2004
Jarda_Houdek's score
4.0
Average community score
4.5
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