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The Pentax forum (DPR) is claiming that the 11-16mm has been delayed until 2019..........


........wasn't that a Tokina choice of focal length.

If delays were profitable........Pentax would be the richest company ever..........but maybe still behind Tesla!
(06-30-2018, 09:20 AM)davidmanze Wrote: [ -> ]The Pentax forum (DPR)  is claiming that the 11-16mm has been delayed until 2019..........


      ........wasn't that a Tokina choice of focal length.

  If delays were profitable........Pentax would be the richest company ever..........but maybe still behind Tesla!

It was 11-18, not 11-16. The latter was only a Tokina lens, not a Pentax. So it has to be a new design.

But you're right in that Pentax is the king of delays in the photographic world. Though Canon did take a stab at it with their 200-400. Tongue
Again, this "it's a Tokina" nonsense? There's at least a Ricoh patent for the 11-18mm; it's a Ricoh design.
But that's to be expected, when one can't even get the focal length right :p

By the way, a most comprehensive self-interview:
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/p...interview/
On DPR Pentax forums they are talking about the delay for the DA 11-16mm which is the same focal length as the Tokina.....I'm not saying that it is the same lens design in the least however........

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4295666

No doubt the delay would be the same!
Davidmanze, you're repeating the same nonsense despite being told the truth.

There's no DA 11-16mm planned. There's a DA* 11-18mm f/2.8, yes it was delayed for the next year and it's a Ricoh design as proved by a recently published patent.
I'm guessing that the D FA* 50mm f/1.4's delay is at least partially responsible for the DA*'s.
If you are right .....good for you!
Sigh... of course I'm right; I'm taking the information from Ricoh Imaging - not from some random forum thread's title.
Here's the official announcement with the postponement:
http://news.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/rim_info...1417457275
Yes of course!......but Pentax depresses me.........

They are never late for a product postponement!


Always on time!!
Pretty easy thing: to stay away from depressing companies... Smile

I never looked back after I sold all Pentax gear - the only lenses I kept in good memory were the 50-150/2.8 and the 10-20/3.5 from Sigma.
Not going back just to annoy the ones that didn't left with you is the civil thing to do.
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