NEW: Nikon 10-24 f/3.5-4.5 DX

Started Mar 26, 2009 | Discussions thread
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Re: HA!!!! Re: It's a Fake
In reply to VTL, Apr 14, 2009

Hi, I'm just curious if there is any point to this or it's just a hobby of some sort. No offense intended but does it make a difference? Obviously there are differences in the lenses. The other question if this type of thing is true why does Tamron not get to use Nikon chips in their lenses as I understand Tokina does?


VTL wrote:

CHollowell wrote:

And, for the wacky conspiracy theorists, it's obviously a different
optical design than the Tamron 10-24 (14 elements in 9 groups, vs 12
in 9, and different numbers of aspherical elements, to boot).

You can stick your head in the sand and pretend that there's no
relationship between Nikon and Tamron.

The lenses still look rather related, if you cared to look -- perhaps
cousins, rather than siblings. It'd be hard to believe that there
isn't some licensing, or even cross-licensing, of intellectual

For what it's worth, Nikon's basic design is found in their U.S.
Patent Application No. 20070223105A1. (Oh, it must not be related
either, since it too is different from Nikon's final 10-24mm design.)
It'd be hard to believe that Nikon would let Tamron just steal large
parts of the design. (I haven't searched the patent/patent
applications very carefully. Tamron may have some filings on this
too. I also can't read the Japanese patent/patent applications, which
tend to come before the U.S. ones.)

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