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03-19-2007, 01:37 AM   #1
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Tokinas version of the DA35 Macro

Can be seen here:

TOKINAƒjƒ…[ƒXbAT-X PRO DXŽd—l35mm“™”{ƒ}ƒNƒ

- Sale date due 2007 summer
- one-touch focusing clutch mechanism
- filter diameter 52mm




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Man thats ugly...
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Man thats ugly...
LOL. Lucky that the pentax version is better looking. Sleek and compact.

35mm macro for copy work? Depends on its price
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Man thats ugly...
Not one of Tokina's better designs that's for sure. I feel sorry for the poor Nikon or Canon user who wants to use that thing. He/She is going to have a few chuckles until they see pics coming out of that thing.

Speaking of pics, are there any sample shots around taken with this lens yet?

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Haha that looks like my M 35/2.8 on a reverse ring. :P

Omg, please don't tell me tokina's been making the Pentax Limited....
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Fotopete - They are sharing designs for the 10-17, and the new DA*'s. IIRC
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Fotopete - They are sharing designs for the 10-17, and the new DA*'s. IIRC
yes but what about the limited DAs, the new DA* 55, 200 + 300? And also the new DA35/2?

At the moment they are sharing lenses I don't really want, I'm ok with that I just hope it stays that way
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QuoteOriginally posted by joele Quote
yes but what about the limited DAs, the new DA* 55, 200 + 300? And also the new DA35/2?

At the moment they are sharing lenses I don't really want, I'm ok with that I just hope it stays that way
I forgot those too. Thanks

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If Pentax gives away their Limiteds, the legacy they've built up dating all waaayyy back to the screw mount takumars will be finished.

Already we seen most if not all current lenses been codeveloped with Tokina.

DA 10-17, DA 12-24, DFA 100 (probably the DFA 50 as well),

DA* 16-50, DA*50-135

Now supposedly with the DA 35/2.8 Limited.
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Not ugly!

As Joseph Tainter has a good source and I think high of Joe's posts as they are non-speculative stuff... I'm pretty shure the Tokina 35mm macro is the exact same lens as the coming Pentax 35mm macro. They even have the same coating. The exterior is different and I don't know about the AF mechanism/function.

Ugly? Yes. In fact it is so ugly that it passed ugly and became cool again. If it performs well it can very well be just one those lenses I would love to use a lot.

But wait a minute... now we have seen a lot of lenses from Pentax/Tokina, co-developed. Tokina make them for other brand mounts, Pentax make them for Pentax and Samsung cameras with K-mount. This is a bit weird as the Tokina lenses cost less to buy and those benefitting from the co-development thing are owners of other cameras. I understand this is the result but it feels weird to me anyway.
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The AF/MF focus ring works by operating on two levels. The top is AF. You can pull the ring down a notch toward you. this apparently takes the ring off the AF motor and you can freely use it to manually focus.
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I personally love the push/pull focus clutch on Tokina lenses. I definitely prefer this to the smaller switch that I see on other lenses...like the DA* lenses. Unfortunate for me. Ah well...
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I personally love the push/pull focus clutch on Tokina lenses. I definitely prefer this to the smaller switch that I see on other lenses...like the DA* lenses.
Hey man, the Pentax lenses have Quickshift!
Manual focus override. No need to press any button.
The button is needed only to turn off AF.
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None of my Pentax film lenses have the quickshift so I guess this will be my first time with it! I guess I just like holding on to that huge focusing ring...
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