Which wide-angle zoom for the K-M 7D?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Stanislav Meduna, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Hi,

    using my new K-M Dynax 7D for a few weeks I figured
    that I really also want something wider than 28 mm.
    On my target list are:

    Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX DG
    17-35mm f2.8-4 EX DG
    15-30mm f3.5-4.5 EX DG

    Tamron SP AF 17-35mm f2.8-4

    Reviews I was able to find are mixed and don't really
    tell me which one is best optically. The 17mm is
    a bit longer and f4.5-5.6 a bit slower than I would
    like, so the 15-30 looks like the logical choice,
    but the main goal is the best optical quality
    in this price range.

    Any recommendations?

    Stanislav Meduna, Jan 4, 2006
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    Stephen Guest

    The Konica-Minolta 17-35mm f/2.8-4.

    Stephen, Jan 5, 2006
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  3. I was unable to find any decent review of this lens -
    however, I found three or four hints that this is
    actually a relabeled Tamron.
    Stanislav Meduna, Jan 5, 2006
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    Tony Polson Guest

    All the recently released lenses from Konica Minolta are Tamron-made.

    Presumably Konica Minolta's precarious financial state does not allow
    them to invest in their own lenses, and the company is limited to
    printing their brand name on third party products.
    Tony Polson, Jan 5, 2006
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    Stephen Guest

    It's made by Tamron, but with Minolta coatings and mount.

    Stephen, Jan 6, 2006
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    Alan Browne Guest

    False. A few lower-end zooms are made by Tamron, but other recent
    lenses include the SSM series pro lenses.
    It's called a "business decision" - something you're unfamillar with.
    Alan Browne, Jan 8, 2006
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