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10-25-2017, 05:02 AM - 9 Likes   #1
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HD Pentax-DA★ 11-18mm f/2.8

Soon to be announced, together with the HD Pentax-D FA★ 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW, according to Nokishita Camera, with the first two pictures.

【Rumour】Ricoh should announce "HD PENTAX-D FA★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW" and "HD PENTAX-DA★ 11-18mm F2.8" shortly | Nokishita Camera


Edit (26 October):

Additional information from Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation's press release:

- one of the first two lenses developed for the new-generation of high-performance Star-series lenses optimized for super high-resolution photography and high megapixel DSLR cameras
- K-mount lens covering the image circle of an APS-C-format image sensor
- availability scheduled for the summer of 2018.


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so quick!
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Oh that looks very nice. I'm going to have to repair that hole in my pocket from the D-FA* I just bought!
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Now THIS has got my attention!

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DA*, not D FA* ?
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They do deliver on the roadmap. How many did complain about the missinf APSC uwa?
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DA*, not D FA* ?
The DA Wide Angle Zoom on the roadmap is finally there, it has become a DA★ and you are unhappy? Good old Pentaxians!
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Looks like an original Pentax design.

Can't see any examples of something similar, except for the Sony 10-18 f4 on E-mount and the Sony 11-18 (variable aperture) on A mount...

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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
DA*, not D FA* ?
Takes the place of the DA 12-24, I guess. I think that was a design that was licensed from Tokina.
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Can't see any examples of something similar, except for the Sony 10-18 f4 on E-mount and the Sony 11-18 (variable aperture) on A mount...
There was a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 and there is a Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8.

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Takes the place of the DA 12-24, I guess. I think that was a design that was licensed from Tokina.
Indeed, the smc Pentax-DA 12-24mm f/4's optical design was licensed from Tokina (and it was the only one; all other shared designs were Pentax designs licensed to Tokina).

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
There is (was?) a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8.

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Indeed, the smc Pentax-DA 12-24mm f/4's optical design was licensed from Tokina (and it was the only one; all other shared designs were Pentax designs licensed to Tokina).
"Unfortunately" I'm very happy with my 12-24.... so what now? LBA raises its ugly head...
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nice, good to see something for the aps-c line. now i wonder how it holds up against the da15
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Just looking at the lens line-up for other APS-C systems, it's actually surprising that no other companies have a crop lens like this. Even among third party producers only Toking has a similar lens. Olympus makes one for mft, though. It's quite a unique lens.
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.Wow! The problem is, it looks like it's KAF4 mount. So, it won't work on my k-5II. I'm sad.
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. It's quite a unique lens.
its also an unique brand/company
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