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The review of the new DFA* 50mm F1.4 is out at ephotozine......they give it 5 stars!

 https://www.ephotozine.com/article/hd-pe...iew--32731
well done,

Tokina Big Grin
Yeah, thumbs up for Tokina!
(09-25-2018, 09:53 AM)davidmanze Wrote: [ -> ]The review of the new DFA* 50mm F1.4 is out at ephotozine......they give it 5 stars!

 https://www.ephotozine.com/article/hd-pe...iew--32731

Tokina? Not at all. It is Pentax optical design.. No star lenses in Pentax line-up designed by other OEM. 
The 15-30/2,8 is Tamron design, 24-70 - as well. No star on the barrel, but 70-200 is Star lens, designed by Pentax/Ricoh.
New HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW is designed by Pentax/Ricoh. The optical formula is shared to Tokina to use in Opera 50/1,4 with Canon and Nikon mounts. But Opera 50/1,4 has it's own coatings, not the same as Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4
I see dead peopl  jealous non-Pentaxians... they don't know they're jealous but they're showing it with every post.

Yes, the D FA* is fantastic. It's so good that it actually helps me get over this Photokina's disappointment.
It also helps that unlike other brands' - which I won't name to avoid a brand dispute - top RF and Z 50mm-ish, this Pentax D FA* makes a lot of sense.
But don't worry; you can get the Tokina.
(09-30-2018, 06:17 PM)Kunzite Wrote: [ -> ]non-Pentaxians... they don't know they're jealous but they're showing it with every post.
ROFL
Other reviews:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/reviews/hd-...ction.html

http://evtifeev.com/60184-obzor-i-test-o...dm-aw.html
(Russian. The Zeiss and the Sigma are tested on a 50MP Canon).

Let's see more jealous reactions Wink
I can offer you a non jealous reaction if you like.........

........... "a great lens showing Pentax can do the job when called upon".......

........the problem remains that they are not called upon often enough...........

..........but how many have the patience to wait?

.......and time just ticks away!
(11-02-2018, 08:26 AM)Kunzite Wrote: [ -> ]Other reviews:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/reviews/hd-...ction.html

http://evtifeev.com/60184-obzor-i-test-o...dm-aw.html
(Russian. The Zeiss and the Sigma are tested on a 50MP Canon).

Let's see more jealous reactions Wink

I am perplexed. You want me to be jealous because the Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art is sharper than the Pentax 50mm f1.4 AW? You want me to be jealous because that Sigma is years on the market already, is less heavy, smaller, and quite a bit cheaper?

Or do you want me to be jealous about that the Pentax 50mm f1.4 is about as big and heavy as the Canon RF 50mm f1.2 L USM, which is half a stop faster?

Or do you want us to be jealous that this Tokina will have a Tokina label in Canon and Nikon mount, and not Pentax?

Or, do I have to envy that the guy posts OOF "chart" crops?
Or do I have to be jealous about that the Zeiss Milvus renders nicer than the Pentax?
I don't envy anyone who has a camera without AA-filter, anyway.
I didn't had to wait for long Smile

(11-02-2018, 11:58 AM)Brightcolours Wrote: [ -> ]... the Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art is sharper ... the Zeiss Milvus renders nicer ...
I would recommend an optician, but I don't think that's the issue!