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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