Fisheye lens


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I'm looking for a fisheye lens for my Pentax KR,
budget below $800 possible ?

auto or manual focus will do fine.
any recommendations ?
 

Sep 14, 2009
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i read about the 10-17mm its just a semi fish-eye right ?

my friend has a samyang 8mm, and i quite like it.
is the rokinon 8mm and samyang 8mm the same ?
 

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esteeterri said:
i read about the 10-17mm its just a semi fish-eye right ?

my friend has a samyang 8mm, and i quite like it.
is the rokinon 8mm and samyang 8mm the same ?
It is not. I am not sure what you mean by semi fisheye, but the 10-17mm has a 180 degrees field of view at 10mm so it is a fisheye.
 

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A 16mm fisheye will not retain fisheye effect on CF cameras. Unless TS is planning to pair it with his film camera. He is using a Pentax K-r, my understanding is that's digital.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/zenit/zenitar-16mm.htm
oophs my bad...so far i hv used this lens on my film cam but not my k-x..:)
 

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With $800 budget, definitely DA 10-17mm. Small and light, got AF.
 

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i read about the 10-17mm its just a semi fish-eye right ?

my friend has a samyang 8mm, and i quite like it.
is the rokinon 8mm and samyang 8mm the same ?
DA 10-17mm is a fisheye at 10mm. Its a 'semi fisheye' at 17mm


Yes, they are the same lens, rebranded for various sellers.
 

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With 10mm your feet can be included in the picture if you are not careful. Anything less than 10mm, you may have to hold the camera at arm's length.
 

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With pentax's own offering of the 10-17 at such cheap price, i dont think there's any other alternative given that you have the budget.

Here's what i was told by the shop in JB specialized in pentax gears, and i'm quoting the guy: "The 10-17 is the best selling lens among all the more expensive pentax lenses"

Just look at the offerings from Canikons, they are basically fix focal lengths with sky high prices.
 

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