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07-01-2009, 01:15 PM   #1
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Is a DA* version of the 12-24 on the way?

Tokina has just introduced a new version of their 12-24 with AF motor drive in the lens and a new lens coating.

Here is a link: Tokina

Causes one to think perhaps Pentax may introduce a DA* version of the 12-24 f/4 lens with SDM and WR etc., ...I was about to buy one of the DA versions before the price increase. However, I would pay the $1300 CAD for a DA* version of that lens.

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I've always wondered about the nature of Tokina-Pentax collab. Do they only coollaborate on certain lenses (16-50, 50-135, 35, 12-24, 10-17), but the "No Tokina in kmount please kthx" deal extend to other lenses such as the 80-400 and 11-16? I would totally dig the 11-16 in Pentax mount... Not that I have money for it yet, but aren't Tokina lenses considered economically priced in Canonikon land?

I read in an ad that Tokina claimed that the 11-16 is 'based on the 12-24', cmon pentax! DA* 11-16 would be sweet and extends the DA* lineup perfectly with 11-135 covered at f/2.8.
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Having the 14mm, I've never thought about the 12-24. If I was to go wider, I would want 10mm or so. However, a 12-24 in a DA* package would give me reason to rethink that.
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No argument there Mike on wanting one, so long as they improve a bit on the CA I've seen sometimes with high contrast images (not that often). Not a big deal, since it can be removed in PP'ing.

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As to Mike's proposal/question, I reckon there's a reasonable chance this may happen.

How long has the 12-24 been available - is it 3 years, or maybe a bit more?

Yeah, time for an upgrade to SDM - and hopefully weatherproofing.

Fingees crossed

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am also hoping for a da* version of the 11-16. would be natural since other pro lineups also have a wide end f2.8 zoom like canon 16-35 and nikon 14-24. would be natural to round off the da* lineup, a bit annoying they havent updated the lens roadmap, basically right now there are no confirmed new lenses apart from the 645 ones. the only thing is a da super teleporto but thats not a specific lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MikePerham Quote
Tokina has just introduced a new version of their 12-24 with AF motor drive in the lens and a new lens coating.

Here is a link: Tokina

Causes one to think perhaps Pentax may introduce a DA* version of the 12-24 f/4 lens with SDM and WR etc., ...I was about to buy one of the DA versions before the price increase. However, I would pay the $1300 CAD for a DA* version of that lens.
Probably won't expect a DA* 12-24mm (Tokina making due to so many D40/D60/D5000 users), but I agree Andi. The 11-16mm on Pentax mount would make PERFECT sense! 11-135mm sounds pretty solid to me, with a little gap from 135mm to 200mm!!!
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DA11-16 WR = more sense
DA16-135 WR = more sense
DA*30 SDM = more sense

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Probably won't expect a DA* 12-24mm (Tokina making due to so many D40/D60/D5000 users), but I agree Andi. The 11-16mm on Pentax mount would make PERFECT sense! 11-135mm sounds pretty solid to me, with a little gap from 135mm to 200mm!!!
It was because I was waiting for Pentax to announce the 11-16 f/2.8 that I did not buy the 12-24 ...Yes an 11-16 DA* would be the perfect compliment to the DA* range. I do not see them offering both 11-16 and 12-24 in the DA* series, but I would get either if available.
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Is a DA* version of the 12-24 on the way?

There's no history of lenses being 'promoted' to DA* status, but there are the rumours of making water resistant versions of more DA lenses, so maybe they will go along that route. I'd rather see a DA* 14mm - promoting primes, and it's built like a tank already...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
I've always wondered about the nature of Tokina-Pentax collab. Do they only coollaborate on certain lenses (16-50, 50-135, 35, 12-24, 10-17), but the "No Tokina in kmount please kthx" deal extend to other lenses such as the 80-400 and 11-16? I would totally dig the 11-16 in Pentax mount... Not that I have money for it yet, but aren't Tokina lenses considered economically priced in Canonikon land?

I read in an ad that Tokina claimed that the 11-16 is 'based on the 12-24', cmon pentax! DA* 11-16 would be sweet and extends the DA* lineup perfectly with 11-135 covered at f/2.8.
i have seen the contact info for both hoya and tokina a while ago, and most of it is the same. does hoya own tokina, if so i want them to make all their lens available. the 11-16, 16-50,and 50-135 would be all the average man would need.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mayo_bryan Quote
i have seen the contact info for both hoya and tokina a while ago, and most of it is the same. does hoya own tokina, if so i want them to make all their lens available. the 11-16, 16-50,and 50-135 would be all the average man would need.
IINM hoya doesn't own tokina, but hoya supplies tokina most of their glass.
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the 11-16, 16-50,and 50-135 would be all the average man would need.
These aren't 'average man' lenses, especially after the price hike....
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These aren't 'average man' lenses, especially after the price hike....
I dunno ...I figure I am pretty average and own the 16-50 and 50-135 and would snap up a DA* 11-16 if it were to become available. How much money you are prepared to spend on these things kinda depends on your priorities.
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