Two new Tokina lenses

Adam Maas mykroft at mykroft.com
Sat Nov 17 13:04:06 EST 2007


Joseph Tainter wrote:
> Adam posted:
> 
> A 35mm f2.8 macro, with focus clutch (Can we say 35 Limited?) and an
> 11-16 f2.8 DX. CaNikon only for now (Sucks for Sony users, who could
> really use the 11-16).
> 
> I'm wondering if the latter will see a DA* version. It would make a lot
> of sense as the wide match to teh 16-50 and 50-135 (which is what it
> does for Tokina). And Tokina did have their versions of the DA*'s out
> much earlier.
> 
> -----
> 
> I suspect that the 11-16 is a Tokina design, as was the 12-24. I suspect 
> this in part because Pentax has announced nothing about it.
> 
> I hope we see a DA 11-16. It is a constant F2.8 lens. If it is good it 
> could take the place of my DA 14.
> 
> Joe
> 

I wouldn't be surprised if it's a Tokina design, but Tokina does pretty 
good wide-angled stuff. With Pentax QA, and sealed with SDM, a DA* 11-16 
f2.8 SDM would rock.

Pentax will likely announce it in January if they're going to do a 
version of this lens.

-Adam




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