The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the HD Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED fisheye and the Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fisheye for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fisheye is the longer of the two lenses at 72mm. The HD Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED fisheye with a length of 70mm is 2mm shorter. On the other hand, there is no difference between the max diameters of these lenses, both coming at 68mm.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. HD Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED fisheye weighs 317g, which means it is 3g (0%) lighter than the Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fisheye which has a weight of 320g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Zoom Lenses in Pentax KAF Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Zoom Lenses in Pentax KAF Mount for Size Comparison
Both HD Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED fisheye and Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fisheye has the same Pentax KAF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Pentax KAF lenses are Pentax KF, Pentax K-3 III and Pentax KP.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 10-17mm and the fastest aperture of F3.5-4.5.