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02-04-2015, 06:08 AM   #571
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
I don't know where you got that idea. While Tokina might not have any current lenses in K, they have had a long, long history of K releases, including several of their ATX and ATX pro lenses, as well as tons of lower end glass. And, as Banep mentioned, Tokina has actually manufactured some of the K mount glass sold under Pentax's own name!
But it is clear that recently (since their colla boration with Pentax) they never sold their lenses for Pentax, not even lenses made outside the Pentax collaboration.
As for "Tokina collaborated lenses", most but one or two were Pentax designs sold to Tokina, not the other way around.

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The Dfa 200 macro would be exciting
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QuoteOriginally posted by totsmuyco Quote
The Dfa 200 macro would be exciting
Yeah, I thought about that one after pushing the "Submit Reply" button but came to the conclusion someone else would add it to the list
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Yes, that's absolutely true. But either way, it points out that Tokina has been perfectly willing in the past to work in the K mount, and likely what keeps them from doing so now is simply low demand. Perhaps, if we are lucky, a new hit body might change their minds...

QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
But it is clear that recently (since their colla boration with Pentax) they never sold their lenses for Pentax, not even lenses made outside the Pentax collaboration.
As for "Tokina collaborated lenses", most but one or two were Pentax designs sold to Tokina, not the other way around.


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QuoteOriginally posted by zzeitg Quote
What I would like to see in DFA version:


Primes:
DFA 20 f2.8
DFA 28 f2.8
DFA 50 f1.7
DFA 85 f1.4
DFA 135 f2.8
DFA 200 f4 macro


Zooms:
DFA 20-35 f4
DFA 28-70 f2.8
DFA 70-200 f2.8 (5th February, right?)
DFA 250-600 f5.6



Plus one fish-eye and that's all I need
(And some of the lenses I already have in FA...)
The Pentax advantage with majority of their primes, I would like to see carried on with the compact/lightweight ethos if the FF is to have a USP over Canon or Nikon (and Sony for that matter).

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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Yes, that's absolutely true. But either way, it points out that Tokina has been perfectly willing in the past to work in the K mount, and likely what keeps them from doing so now is simply low demand. Perhaps, if we are lucky, a new hit body might change their minds...
Indeed.
If only this FF could bring back (mid-term) Tokina, Tamron, high end Sigmas and Zeiss ZK ranges....

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QuoteOriginally posted by hoopsontoast Quote
The Pentax advantage with majority of their primes, I would like to see carried on with the compact/lightweight ethos if the FF is to have a USP over Canon or Nikon (and Sony for that matter).
Right, but don't forget this old FA50 is: screwdriven and without ILIS. Motors take, IMO, big space.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Indeed.
If only this FF could bring back (mid-term) Tokina, Tamron, high end Sigmas and Zeiss ZK ranges....

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Right, but don't forget this old FA50 is: screwdriven and without ILIS. Motors take, IMO, big space.
And 'new' Voigtlander lenses.... (20mm, 28mm, 40mm, 58mm)
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QuoteOriginally posted by hoopsontoast Quote
And 'new' Voigtlander lenses.... (20mm, 28mm, 40mm, 58mm)
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Voightlnder and Zeiss for primes. Tamron and Sigma for telezooms. That will be perfect for K-mount.

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QuoteOriginally posted by totsmuyco Quote
The Dfa 200 macro would be exciting

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Do you know that, when the FA* 200mm f/4 was still available, Pentax sold no more than two to three copies per year in France?
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Do you know that, when the FA* 200mm f/4 was still available, Pentax sold no more than two to three copies per year in France?
Not surprised at all. I dunno about tha A but the FA price was skyrocket at that time.
Can't imagine a current price for it. It was also known for a pristine IQ.
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I found A* 200 macro on ebay yesterday. Now when I wanted to post here the link, I can't find it anymore... Sold.


It's irony that the seller's address is only about 100 km far from where I live.


But the price was extreme... 3000 USD.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Not surprised at all. I dunno about tha A but the FA price was skyrocket at that time.
Can't imagine a current price for it. It was also known for a pristine IQ.
FA* 200mm f/4 Macro: €1,599 in April 2002 (same price as FA* 200mm f/2.8). FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro was €699.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
But it is clear that recently (since their colla boration with Pentax) they never sold their lenses for Pentax, not even lenses made outside the Pentax collaboration.
As for "Tokina collaborated lenses", most but one or two were Pentax designs sold to Tokina, not the other way around.
Tokina announced Canon and Nikon versions of AT-X Pro 12-24 well before Pentax announced DA 12-24.
So DA 12-24 is very probably Tokina design but could be some kind of collaboration where Tokina was just more efficient in production phase.
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So let's play the game and assume that the unico... FF Pentax is coming. What have Ricoh representatives actually said about it? It is to be of K mount. And a DSLR IIRC. But do we know if screw AF will be supported or SDM/DC/HSM only? And I guess IBIS is a given - or is it?
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