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04-18-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
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Why doesn't Pentax work with Voiglander and/or Samyang to make lenses?

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I was wondering why Pentax doesn't partner with Voigtlander/ Cosina and or Samyang in order to produce some new high IQ lenses? I especially think Voigtlander would be good fit since they already make good quality small (for their focal length ) lenses like Pentax. Voigtlander and Samyang would make the optics and Pentax could put their coatings on the lens, and Pentax would make the auto focus bodies ( hopefully WR ) either with screw drive or DC motor. What do you think?


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Mmmh, some WR AF Voigtlanders would be really amazing. We can dream
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QuoteOriginally posted by V'cuz Quote
Hello Everyone,
I was wondering why Pentax doesn't partner with Voigtlander/ Cosina and or Samyang in order to produce some new high IQ lenses? I especially think Voigtlander would be good fit since they already make good quality small (for their focal length ) lenses like Pentax. Voigtlander and Samyang would make the optics and Pentax could put their coatings on the lens, and Pentax would make the auto focus bodies ( hopefully WR ) either with screw drive or DC motor. What do you think?
Doesn't sound like a good idea from a business standpoint

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I'd rather see them partner up with Sigma. Get all their lenses in K mount and still sell other mounts as well. Steady stream of income from Canikon users -- lots of good lenses for K mount. Team up with the R&D to design new lenses as well. Get that Pentax coating on the front. mmm

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Pentax was known and admired for decades for their lenses. They need to get back to their roots rather than sell somebody elses relabeled glass.
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QuoteOriginally posted by V'cuz Quote
Voigtlander would be good fit since they already make good quality small (for their focal length ) lenses like Pentax. Pentax would make the auto focus bodies ( hopefully WR ) either with screw drive or DC motor. What do you think?
Part of the attraction of the Voigtlaender lenses
is their smooth, damped, long-throw manual focus.
That would get lost in an AF lens.
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