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05-24-2008, 11:40 AM   #1
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Any chance of a pentax 11-17 f/2.8?

I've noticed that pentax has been releasing lenses that are the same zoom and f-stop ratings as the Tokina lenses. I'm guessing there is some variety of licencing deal between the two companies. But I see that Tokina has come out with an 11-17 f/2.8. Has anyone in the know heard if Pentax is going to release a version of this lens? That would be a size I'd like to add to my kit.

05-24-2008, 11:42 AM   #2

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why add 1mm? they already have a 10-17.
05-24-2008, 12:06 PM   #3
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The Tokina is 11-16mm constant f2.8, the Pentax is 10-17mm 3.5-4.5. I don't know what people look for in uber-wide angle lenses, but would an extra stop or so with a slightly smaller zoom range mean much?

On researching this, I would like to point that I can't stand how the Pentax Australia site merely lists the maximum aperture, with no mention at all of the minimum apertures. I know which is generally of more interest to potential buyers.
05-24-2008, 12:11 PM   #4
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The 10-17 is a fisheye lens. VERY big difference from a rectilinear (sp?) 11-16mm lens.


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