12-28 wide zoom ...any rumours?

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Michael Perham
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12-28 wide zoom ...any rumours?
Apr 24, 2014

Pentax have had this one on the road map for some time showing "2013 or later".  I am assuming like the 12-24, 10-17 fisheye, et al, it will share optical design with the Tokina lens of that focal length.  Any rumours as to when they may bring this lens out?

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In reply to Michael Perham, Apr 24, 2014

We've only seen what's on the roadmap and Pentax are sure to have a lens patent in that FL vicinity so it would be a reasonable assumption.  They might announce some things in the summer and Photokina is this fall (was a dud last time if I recall though).  Ricoh might be on a different schedule than former owners as well.  We don't have a very good rumour mill around here.  I figured out the 645Z by reading SAR.

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In reply to Michael Perham, Apr 24, 2014

Michael Perham wrote:

Pentax have had this one on the road map for some time showing "2013 or later". I am assuming like the 12-24, 10-17 fisheye, et al, it will share optical design with the Tokina lens of that focal length. Any rumours as to when they may bring this lens out?

Its hard to imagine how they could improve on the 12-24. I would like to see a 10mm or shorter rectilinear though. An 8-16mm would be a cool lens.

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Petroglyph wrote:

...They might announce some things in the summer and Photokina is this fall (was a dud last time if I recall though). Ricoh might be on a different schedule than former owners as well. We don't have a very good rumour mill around here. I figured out the 645Z by reading SAR.

I'll stash $1K in my secret account (the one my wife doesn't know I have) and wait for Photokina and hope for the best.  I think if no indication of the 24-28 by then, I'll spring for the 12-24.

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There is a patent for a 12-35 mm lens.

I'm 100% certain it will not share a tokina design. The only reason the 10-17 and 12-24 did, was because at the time they were sharing designs. well actually other than the 12-24 tokina were remaking pentax designed lenses. The 12-24 was a Tokina Design.

that said its certain to have WR which is what I'm waiting for and probably DC motor.....

I'm expecting photokina announcement hopefully.

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In reply to justin23, Apr 24, 2014

justin23 wrote:

There is a patent for a 12-35 mm lens.

I'm 100% certain it will not share a tokina design. The only reason the 10-17 and 12-24 did, was because at the time they were sharing designs. well actually other than the 12-24 tokina were remaking pentax designed lenses. The 12-24 was a Tokina Design.

that said its certain to have WR which is what I'm waiting for and probably DC motor.....

I'm expecting photokina announcement hopefully.

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12-35 would be even better for my purposes.  I am looking for a landscape lens that goes wider than my 16-50, and I would also use it as a walk about lens as I do the 16-50.  My only concern is if the IQ was as good as the Tokina 12-28.   Still, I will hold out till Photokina and see what that brings.

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Wheatfield7 wrote:

Its hard to imagine how they could improve on the 12-24.

WR and SDM.

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In reply to Barry Pearson, Apr 24, 2014

leave out SDM and set DC. SDM means Sometimes Device Malfunctions or so?!

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