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wilb87

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I am looking for an affordable UWA option to add to my kit, wondering if anyone got any affordable UWA lens to introduce.

Looking for decent performance and a fixed focal length (below 16mm) , also affordable

Found a Rokinon FE14M-P 14mm F2.8 on Amazon, any opinions on it?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VSGZ4S/ref=asc_df_B003VSGZ4S1401911?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=nextagus0007679-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B003VSGZ4S
 

felixcat8888

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This lens is similar to the Bower, Samyang, Falcon, etc brands you can find in the UK and USA. All are OEM from Samyang.

There is a distributor in SG that brings in the Samyang brand from Korea. Why not look at our own Pentax UWA but manual lenses? That is another option.

http://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/category-SMC-Pentax-A-Lenses.html
 

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This lens is similar to the Bower, Samyang, Falcon, etc brands you can find in the UK and USA. All are OEM from Samyang.

There is a distributor in SG that brings in the Samyang brand from Korea. Why not look at our own Pentax UWA but manual lenses? That is another option.

http://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/category-SMC-Pentax-A-Lenses.html
i think TS will be better off considering the DA15.
http://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/SMC-Pentax-DA-15mm-F4-Limited-Lens.html

the old A-15mm is really quite rare. hard to find, expensive when found.
 

wilb87

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The DA 15mm image quality is very good from what i see in the reviews compared to the flare problems in the 14mm mentioned in a few review. Most probably will be the one i am looking for, although it still isn't affordable.

Any user of the samyang lenses?
 

Supersimon27

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Samyang is manual focus ( not a issue if u use hyperfocal ) just take note
 

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I am looking for an affordable UWA option to add to my kit, wondering if anyone got any affordable UWA lens to introduce.

Looking for decent performance and a fixed focal length (below 16mm) , also affordable

Found a Rokinon FE14M-P 14mm F2.8 on Amazon, any opinions on it?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VSGZ4S/ref=asc_df_B003VSGZ4S1401911?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=nextagus0007679-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B003VSGZ4S
What is your budget?

Sigma 10-20mm (if you can find a grey set or second hand) is quite affordable. :)
 

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I heard the Samyang 14mm is pretty ok, just that MF can be such a pain. Nonetheless, if you're using it for the most part for landscapes, it should not be an issue. Just that 14mm after Crop Factor of 1.5x is none too wide.
 

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budget will be around 700, of course if there is a cheaper decent performer it will be good. thanks everyone for your inputs
 

Supersimon27

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budget will be around 700, of course if there is a cheaper decent performer it will be good. thanks everyone for your inputs
Sigma 10-20 should fit the bill (if u get. Grey set)

If 15mm ok for u , do consider da 15mm . Only 791
 

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If 15mm ok for u , do consider da 15mm . Only 791
agree with simon on this... if the price difference from your budget is only $100+, its worthwhile to consider the DA15.

AF, trusted quality and easier to re-sell. will not lose much if u decide to sell to fund other equipment later.
 

hellfire88

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for the da15mm can use screw on filter like the b+w nd110? thinking about getting the da15mm but not sure if can use filter due to the built in hood...
 

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I think the price of 15mm have drop from 900plus to 700 coming to 800.As for the 10-20mm local have also drop to 700 plus which i enquire last week....Hope the infor help... :)
 

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I think the price of 15mm have drop from 900plus to 700 coming to 800.As for the 10-20mm local have also drop to 700 plus which i enquire last week....Hope the infor help... :)
waa..1st time hear tat lens prices drop..:bsmilie:
 

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sigma 10-20 f4 to 5.6
from what i get the information
quote from slrr $744 - no stock
quote from tk $755 (around) - will help u place order

sigma 10-20 f3.5
quote slrr $1019 - not able to put filter . not really recommend for landscape shooting

tamron uwa - IQ not that good ( from what i read from website and remember correctly )
 

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I think the price of 15mm have drop from 900plus to 700 coming to 800.As for the 10-20mm local have also drop to 700 plus which i enquire last week....Hope the infor help... :)
700 new?

Are you kidding me, grey is it. All the people in B&S seem to be selling at that price last I checked 1-2 months ago.
 

Supersimon27

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sigma 10-20 f4 to 5.6
from what i get the information
quote from slrr $744 - no stock
quote from tk $755 (around) - will help u place order

sigma 10-20 f3.5
quote slrr $1019 - not able to put filter . not really recommend for landscape shooting

tamron uwa - IQ not that good ( from what i read from website and remember correctly )

Sigma 10-20 f3.5 can put filter . Confirm .
It's 8-16mm that can't . Bro I think u confuse liao
 

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sigma 10-20 f4 to 5.6
from what i get the information
quote from slrr $744 - no stock
quote from tk $755 (around) - will help u place order

sigma 10-20 f3.5
quote slrr $1019 - not able to put filter . not really recommend for landscape shooting

tamron uwa - IQ not that good ( from what i read from website and remember correctly )
I thought 10-20 f/3.5 can put in filter? only 8-16 is unable...
 

gummy73

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700 new?

Are you kidding me, grey is it. All the people in B&S seem to be selling at that price last I checked 1-2 months ago.

Local set bro..;)
 

JinG14

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haha sorry my bad lol