Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fisheye is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Wideangle Zoom
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with KAF Mount
What type of photography is the Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fisheye lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fisheye is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Pentax smc DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED IF Fisheye Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Pentax smc DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED IF Fisheye lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Extreme Wide-angle capability
| Minimum focus distance of 0.14m / 5.5 inch
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| Hood is not supplied
| Lens Extends while zooming
| Variable Aperture
Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fisheye is compatible with cameras that have a Pentax KAF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Pentax KAF lenses are Pentax K-3 III Monochrome, Pentax KF and Pentax K-3 III.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fisheye has a maximum diameter of 68mm and total length of 72mm when not extended. It weighs 320g / 11.3 oz.
Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fisheye has a focal range of 10-17mm and 1.7X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 15-25.5mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fisheye doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fisheye features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fisheye has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.23x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.14m.
Below are the 3 Ultra-Wideangle Zoom type Pentax KAF mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fisheye is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 10mm, and a max aperture of f4.5 and minimum aperture of f32 at 17mm .
Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fisheye's optical formula consists of 10 elements in 8 groups .
Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fisheye doesn't come with a lens hood.
Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Fisheye is available in Black color.
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