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05-20-2009, 04:10 AM   #16
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My understanding is that Tokina and Pentax are owned by separate companies and that while they cooperate on some lens designs to save on R and D costs, they do not cooperate on them all. That is the reason for the dissparities in their lens line ups. As an example, the Pentax 60-250 f4 has not been released by Tokina.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
My understanding is that Tokina and Pentax are owned by separate companies and that while they cooperate on some lens designs to save on R and D costs, they do not cooperate on them all. That is the reason for the dissparities in their lens line ups. As an example, the Pentax 60-250 f4 has not been released by Tokina.
The Pentax 100mm D-FA Macro and DA 35mm ltd macro have the same optical formula and specs as the Tokina counterpart. There are only about 3 of the current Tokina lenses that do not have a Pentax labeled counterpart.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dankoBanana Quote
no need for DA * ... just DA WR
No need for any of that really, just let Tokina stick a K mount on their glass!
Why should Canon and Nikon users get all the benefit of a Hoya company's R&D and for less money than Pentax users have to pay.( if we ever get the option to buy it that is)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mark D Quote
No need for any of that really, just let Tokina stick a K mount on their glass!
Why should Canon and Nikon users get all the benefit of a Hoya company's R&D and for less money than Pentax users have to pay.( if we ever get the option to buy it that is)
totally agree

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