Quote:Pentax being the #1selling FF DSLR in Japan is good news.Pentax started to either jointly develop with, or use designs/products of Tokina in last 10 APS-C years. Tokina is part of the company that also has Kenko and Hoya brands. Hoya bought Pentax but that was not the most lucky partnership, now Ricoh bought Pentax and it looks like the Tokina link has been cut (Pentax now uses Tamron designs instead).
This should put the pressure on others. It has been ages we are waiting for a successor of Canon 5D Mk3 and yes k1 is very tempting vs mk3
Also Pentax should be working on high quality glass for their FF SLR hopefully this will lead to more lenses coming from their subsidiary tokina,
Sony has a stake in Tamron, by the way. And produces for instance the sensors for Pentax