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02-11-2012, 04:33 AM   #1
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Still no 11-16mm zoom...?

I see the road map doesnt list the 11-16 lens... or as is most likely... Pentax will not allow Tokina
to offer the lens in a K mount. I love the K-5, its a stellar camera, but my next will most likely be
a competing brand (something like the Fuji X100 perhaps) due to the Pentax penchant for missing
the bloody obvious - yet again. Having been with the brand since 1972 its going to be a wrench, but
I have been peed off just once too often. Hoya's lens price hike was the first straw... this will be (for me)
the last.

02-11-2012, 04:43 AM   #2
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There is a wide zoom on the roadmap- not sure if it'll be 11-16 or longer, but I'm sure it'll be something that's in high demand.

You could always use the 12-24mm, though- it's F4 but otherwise very very good.

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02-11-2012, 05:39 AM   #3
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There is the Pentax 12-24, Pentax 10-17 fisheye, Tamron 10-24, Sigma 12-24, Sigma 10-20, Sigma 8-16. Then there's the Primes DA15, and DA14mm lenses. And as Adam said, something else on the way, so it's not exactly like there is NO Pentax mount lens of the kind available.
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Why in K-5 section, should not be in lens section

02-11-2012, 07:17 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by NogBoy13 Quote
I see the road map doesnt list the 11-16 lens... or as is most likely... Pentax will not allow Tokina
to offer the lens in a K mount. I love the K-5, its a stellar camera, but my next will most likely be
a competing brand (something like the Fuji X100 perhaps) due to the Pentax penchant for missing
the bloody obvious - yet again. Having been with the brand since 1972 its going to be a wrench, but
I have been peed off just once too often. Hoya's lens price hike was the first straw... this will be (for me)
the last.
Why not just get the 12-24? It's an excellent lens for a zoom.
Hoya raising prices was an expected correction. It was Pentax being the cheap and dirty brand that put them in the buyout situation in the first place, I fail to see the logic in being annoyed by Hoya wanting to make some money.
Or say goodbye. If inanimate objects can cause you that much annoyance, then finding some inanimate objects that don't annoy is important for your health.
02-11-2012, 07:58 AM   #6
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Why should you get mad over something like this, sounds a bit silly to me...
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I had a chance to try the 11-16 and compare it with my DA14. There is much less difference in FOW than I expected to see. And DA14 is less susceptible to flare, more contrasty and has close focus ability.

Actually Canikon users are sometimes evnious about the DA14. Perhaps more than the contrary.
02-11-2012, 11:54 AM   #8
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobmaxja Quote
Why in K-5 section, should not be in lens section
Agreed. And we have multitudinous threads about UWA availability. I have a suggestion: A page of comparisons between the leading contenders! Or rather, a set of pages: UWA primes, UWA zooms, and fisheyes, updated if/when new candidates arrive. Much as I like writing the same responses over and over and over and over, such a dataset could answer many questions. Just not the OP's question...

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Possibly a very stupid question but what does a 11-16 offer that a Pentax 12-24 or Sigma 10-20 does not?

QuoteOriginally posted by NogBoy13 Quote
due to the Pentax penchant for missing the bloody obvious - yet again. Having been with the brand since 1972
I admire you that you have been able to live with a brand for 40 years while it did not satisfy you.

Life is sooooo simple; if the grass is greener at the other side, move over. No reason to tell us that you're considering, just come back when you did it and tell us your experience.
02-12-2012, 10:25 AM   #10
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Yeah.. do we need a 11-16 if the 12-24 is pretty much the perfect UWA zoom for Pentax right now? I can understand a gripe for something like an 8-16, but 11-16..?
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I would also love to see a 11-16mm f2.8 lens for Pentax mount. I know people say ultrawide lenses don't need to be fast since you usually stop down anyway. But for people like me who like to take pictures of the night sky, a fast lens is important.
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It should be forbidden for people to complain about no Pentax 11-16 until they try the DA14... :-/
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Also how come there's no 10-500 zoom F2 weighing less than 2 pounds. What's with all this lens changing anyway?
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QuoteOriginally posted by elho_cid Quote
It should be forbidden for people to complain about no Pentax 11-16 until they try the DA14... :-/
I have the DA14 and the DA15 Ltd. I want a DA*11-16 if not even a little wider.
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I love to see 11-16 f2.8 for pentax too
for indoor event photo, f2.8 is important
good thing there is a simga 10-20 f3.5, still relative fast, and more zoom range
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