DA 12-28mm on the way?

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
paulkienitz Veteran Member • Posts: 5,296
Re: DA 12-28mm on the way?

Marc Sabatella wrote:

Given that the DA12-24/4 was basically a rebadged Tokina 12-24, I wouldn't be surprised at all if that was the case.

That's not really accurate. I mean, yes, they share the same optical design, but the above makes it sound like Tokina did all the design work then Pentax just licensed it

They only licensed the optical design -- the mechanical parts are independent.

when it it is at least as likely that it was an actual joint design effort.

I doubt there was much actual collaboration in the design -- from all I've heard, each of the joint lenses was designed by one company and copied by the other.

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