Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-24-2008, 11:40 AM   #1
New Member




Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 13
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
Banned




Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Savannah, U.S./Baguio City, P.H.
Posts: 5,979
why add 1mm? they already have a 10-17.
05-24-2008, 12:06 PM   #3
Inactive Account




Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Posts: 3,262
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
Veteran Member




Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 318
The 10-17 is a fisheye lens. VERY big difference from a rectilinear (sp?) 11-16mm lens.

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-mount, lenses, pentax, pentax lens, slr lens, tokina
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
without chance SebastianP Video and Pentax HDSLRs 6 05-07-2010 08:20 AM
Maybe another chance for low price Pentax accessories Rufus T. Firefly Pentax News and Rumors 7 07-16-2009 03:28 PM
Had the chance... paulyrichard Post Your Photos! 7 05-01-2009 01:18 PM
He Never Had a Chance Jimbo Post Your Photos! 37 04-01-2009 07:35 PM
Last chance dreams for the new Pentax filmamigo Pentax News and Rumors 2 12-19-2007 01:11 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:13 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top