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Keywords: Pentax Wide Zoom APS-C DA ED


Registered: August 2007
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Pentax 12-24mm f/4 ED AL IF SMC P-DA review by Tigger2
Review Date: 8/1/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $800.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: 12mm wide angle, constant F/4, good flare control, solid construction
Cons: Not fully compatible with camera flash. Minor occasional vignetting.

Manual warns that flash will create lens shadow especially with hood. I notice a slight vignetting at 12mm only occasionally with the hood but otherwise haven't noticed any light drop-off in the corners. Photos are sharp, especially at F/8 through F/16. Moderate CA at F/5.6, minor CA at F/8 limited to lines of very high contrast. Requires circular polarizer - hood has a portal to access filter. Manual focus ring is easy to find. Feels solid in the hand. Dropped 6 feet onto stone and still going strong. Great for landscapes at 12mm and group photos at 24mm. I use this and the 50-200 with my K100D. I don't miss the 25-49 range, but that's me. Highly recommended.


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