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#1 Klaus

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 11:06 AM

http://www.tokinalen.../press/N0000064


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#2 Brightcolours

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 01:09 PM

That makes me wonder if Nikon is planning a FF mirrorless camera.



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 01:28 PM

That makes me wonder if Nikon is planning a FF mirrorless camera.

 

What has this to do with Nikon?


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 01:32 PM

Tokina always has been very Nikon oriented. (maybe because it was formed by ex-Nikon people). So, I wonder if maybe Nikon will bring a FF mirrorless camera.



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 03:04 PM

I din't think they can afford this approach. They have to go where the money is.
Sony users don't seem to mind paying a hell of a lot so it's reasonable to entertain them.
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Posted 13 September 2016 - 03:18 PM

And Tokina is Irish?

 

 

FíRIN is a variation of Fírinne - the old Irish word for “truth”

 

Or the Irish have a century-old tradition of grinding lenses? Just nobody noticed? Because they want to throw more tax-money  away attract other manufacturers to cook their glass with Irish turf?  :rolleyes:

 

Sorry, reading stupid marketing farts makes me always try if there could be even more stupid ideas in the same direction. This time it was close...

 

If I read what the usual suspects suspect to be presented from Nikon at photokina, it's pretty much only dust: http://nikonrumors.c...px/#more-106886



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 03:34 PM

I don't mind manual focus, but I don't get why Tokina would go that way.



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 03:38 PM

Because every "wannabe a High-End manufacturer" does it. Zeiss, Samyang, Tamron, Laowa, Irix... manual focus is only for the very coolest photogs  B) they have a hard time to find mattescreens but hey, who cares? hardcore creativity doesn't need to be sharp.



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 04:29 PM

Tamron has MF lenses? FE mount cameras have matte focus screens?  :P  :D



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 05:49 PM

Maybe that means they admitted their defeat in creating a modern autofocus mechanism for lenses... runner.gif


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#11 JoJu

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 07:16 PM

BC, define "matte focus screens" - I blurbed only about matte screens and meant focusing screens. But whatever is the right word, it will not focus properly with a 85/1.2  :P

 

Instead of Tamron use Meyer Görlitz or Voigtländer. On photokina you can't throw a Canon body without hitting half a dozen exhibition stands with manual focus glass. 



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 07:46 PM

BC, define "matte focus screens" - I blurbed only about matte screens and meant focusing screens. But whatever is the right word, it will not focus properly with a 85/1.2  :P

 

Instead of Tamron use Meyer Görlitz or Voigtländer. On photokina you can't throw a Canon body without hitting half a dozen exhibition stands with manual focus glass. 

This is a 20mm f2 for mirrorless :P And those have no focus screens ;)

 

And uhmm... pretty sure my 6D's Eg-S screen will do a pretty good job, and the focus confirmation maybe too. The screen will anyway be more accurate than focus speaking.



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 09:32 PM

wide angle wide open, maybe close up? I really like to see how that will be like on a focus screen - while peaking at 100% is pretty accurate. And you know quite well, that I was not specifically referring to this Sony mount lens, but to the mass of manual focus stuff which floods all booths on photokina this year. And this forum right before photokina. It's just a bit boring.






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