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03-18-2007, 11:26 PM   #1
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Not pentax but news worthy

TOKINAニュース|AT-X PRO DX仕様35mm等倍マクロ

Tokina's new 35mm f2.8 MACRO.

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Google usually doesn't do this bad a job at translation
Translated version of http://www.tokina.co.jp/news/pie2007.html
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Thanks Cideway and Supreme for the links!
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Not sure how different the pentax version would be compared to this tokina version

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Interesting, I wonder what the price will be? I also wonder about the performance.
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...and there..goes Pentax's Limited legacy......to Tokina.

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QuoteOriginally posted by FotoPete Quote
...and there..goes Pentax's Limited legacy......to Tokina.

2nd that

there gos the PK advantage w/ glass etc.
heck we already lost on the fisheye zoom
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I don't think it's such a bad thing, they probably shared the lens design, but how significant is that I wonder if the limiteds are made by Pentax in the same tradition as the others bearing the same name. So long as the image quality resulting from the design is "limited" level, it deserves the title, IMHO, and with all due respect to all those who think otherwise.

And besides, how significant is this lens anyway? I don't see too many buying it, thinking it's "too short" for macro, that thinking is justified unless you have use for a macro of this FL (copy, flower, small still life). My DFA50 is short enough for me, for the long end I want something much longer than 100mm, not important though so I'm good.

It'll most certainly appeal to those who got into Pentax for the "pancake" set of new limiteds... now the range is somewhat more complete.

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I'm not interested in this lens (or the Pentax equivalent at all), only the FA35mm IF it's an F/1.8 or similar.
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