03-01-2018, 04:58 PM
(This post was last modified: 03-01-2018, 04:58 PM by davidmanze.)
I did some checking as to the release dates of the Pentax vs Tokina and effectively the 16-50mm was released first by Pentax in 2007, the Tokina in 2009......
......so I bow to your research!
03-05-2018, 02:28 AM
(This post was last modified: 03-05-2018, 02:29 AM by davidmanze.)
As someone on the forum wrote:
"It's good that Pentax are allowing Tokina to use their patent so that Canon and Nikon users can enjoy this creation."
So let's all get one!
03-05-2018, 08:46 AM
(This post was last modified: 03-05-2018, 09:09 AM by davidmanze.)
Actually the lens represent a significant jump in lens design from Pentax....with it's complex optical formula....I'm impressed!
Pentax Forums will no doubt test the K mount version.........maybe Lenstip the Nikon or Canon version.....
......doubtless the K mount version will have excellent coatings, something that Lenstip consistently groans about with Tokina.
It's certainly more complex than the Nikon AF-S 50mm F1.8 G that I'm waiting for.... ha ho ha ho.....with it's simple(ish) 7 elements in 6 groups (1 aspheric)
At CP+ Pentax, seriously under their own named banner, were showing the new KI II with this new lens on it, they were also stating that they had another K series APSc body in design and the general flavour was optimistic.
So they seem to have plans for the future!