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03-04-2018, 12:07 PM   #3016
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
I thought AW was used on '*' lenses? Or am I confused?
Star★ lenses are always sealed, so in the past they didn't need an additional name.
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03-04-2018, 12:33 PM   #3017
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
It's AW; written on the lens.
Somebody should tell DPR to put their glasses on then.
03-04-2018, 01:26 PM   #3018
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
The DPR 'hands on' says this is 'WR' not 'AW'? I thought AW was used on '*' lenses? Or am I confused?
DPR is confused.
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QuoteOriginally posted by deus ursus Quote
DPR is confused.
Aren't they always ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
the dpr 'hands on' says this is 'wr' not 'aw'?
😀😀😀😀 dpr ?? 🤔
03-04-2018, 01:51 PM   #3021
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They're writing "AW" everywhere except for one place. It's not that bad.
I also sent them some corrections about the lens' specs - namely the mount (KAF4) and motor type (ring-type ultrasonic).
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On the other forum, Asahiman posted an image with the optical diagram:
Re: Pentax DFA* 50mm F1.4 looks similar to Tokina 50mm F1.4: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

15 elements, with no less of 8 elements in the focus group.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
On the other forum, Asahiman posted an image with the optical diagram:
Re: Pentax DFA* 50mm F1.4 looks similar to Tokina 50mm F1.4: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

15 elements, with no less of 8 elements in the focus group.
Ooh. We like Man, look at that thing

Of particular note:

"Everything of this lens is developed and patented by Pentax and Pentax produced.

The tokina version is made by Pentax and tokina is using the Pentax patent."


That may quieten a few of the naysayers

03-04-2018, 03:15 PM   #3024
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A neat way to make the lens affordable by volume
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
The tokina version is made by Pentax and tokina is using the Pentax patent."
He's made a small correction

"Sorry, little mistake....the tokina is made by tokina but uses the Pentax patent.

Different coatings."

As expected, I think
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QuoteOriginally posted by ffking Quote
He's made a small correction

"Sorry, little mistake....the tokina is made by tokina but uses the Pentax patent.

Different coatings."

As expected, I think
Ah, right... not unexpected that they'd manufacture theirs... Nice to know it's a Pentax design, though
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We already knew that.
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All 3 new 1.4 primes are developed and patented by Pentax, the new APS-C zoom is patented and developed by tokina.
Best regards
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
We already knew that.
Well, I didn't... give me time to catch up, please... I'm not as quick as I used to be
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