DS21

Joined on Apr 12, 2011

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  • Well of course not everything is identical, lens mount is different, one is Pentax, one is not Pentax, but that is not the point. Optically they are the same, with the possible exception of ...
  • And you know this for sure, your chrystall ball shined it on you last night? Can YOU positively and definitelly demonstrate they are not the same? You know for a fact coating is not the same, not ...
  • You are right, although they have the same optical design, including Ricoh patents, if lettering on one says "Pentax", on other "Tokina", it makes it an entirely different lens. All Pentax users ...
  • It is interesting that Japan made one is cheaper. The coatings applied in Vietnam must be super special.
  • And especially no examples of OEM lenses licensed to third party makers, and then sold cheaper in other mounts.
  • The trouble with 645Z is, there was a pro level support when the camera came out. It was called Pentax 645Z Advantage Platinum Program, for $2000, and it included service and loaners on body and 3 ...
  • Some of the replies to the OP were quite nasty, though. And in most cases the reaction was generally hostile.
  • The Torch fest brigade is getting quite aggressive lately, very few people left to balance them out. As Pentax users are dropping out one by one, they will be the only ones left on the forum....
  • Ricoh is not selling, they keep it as a hobby, so they can say they are the imaging company. Too late to turn it around now.
  • The Master of Truth at work again, all I said was Pentax version should not be more expensive then Tokina versions. What you claim above is just your usual manipulative tactics and outright lies ...
  • Eeeh, wrong. I do not need heavy and expensive 50 1.4. I would not complain without it. There are much more pressing needs to be addressed in Pentax line-up, and what I would rather see. The only ...
  • That is nonsense, first party providers sell much more lenses to their users then third party providers combined. Also, development costs add up for (reverse) engineering off all the different ...
  • And what exactly are the benefits on my part?  Having to pay more for any Pentax lens developed from now on, then the same lens in other mounts, since this seems to be the only solution forward ...
  • Then at least make it the same price for Pentax users. Are you saying Tokina co-developed the lens? Or the Pentax sales volume is so low that they can't recover the development costs for one ...
  • ?? Who says $300 more would be better, or not having it at all. Having it for $300 less would be better...same as Canikon crowd is getting it.  Or at least don't give it to them at such a ...
  • Not true, if it was up to Adorama, Pentax prices would be way lower then now, to move the stock faster. Ricoh is keeping lid on prices, strict control in place.  The Tokina lens is cheaper, ...
  • Having basically the same lens, designed by Pentax, available in Canon and Nikon mounts, for 25% less, yes, I call that a mistake.  A couple of Pentax lovers will take one or two for the team, but ...
  • It is not about complaining, it is about perception. Comparing Pentax of today to the other "first party" makers is rather silly, considering the Pentax market share, and market awareness. Is ...
  • For a casual user, not heavily invested in Pentax lenses, and no desire to explore legacy glass, it makes no sense to stay with Pentax. The Pentax system is becoming too claustrophobic and closed ...
  • The price difference discussion was about rebadged Tamrons, the explanation was licensing costs, now the rebadge is cheaper then the original, what will be the explanation his time? From a ...
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