Kenko-Tokina announces first MFT/NEX lens

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Promit, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
  2. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 18, 2011
    Well, if it stays at that price point, it might be interesting for birders or certain landscape scenarios with brighter light and BIG distances.

    But, yes, it is an odd first stab at a market where the gaps are already well know (high quality UWA 9mm prime, anyone?)
     
  3. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 28, 2011
    Count me in for that!
     
  4. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    I'm a fan of mirror lenses, and think m43 is the perfect system for a nice compact one, but this one isn't it. First, 400mm is just too long . . . it'll be darn near impossible to focus. Second, f/8 is just too darn slow. You'll be shooting the thing at f/8, 1/2000 and ISO1600 most of the time, and struggling like crazy to focus.

    It would make so much more sense to build a super-compact 250-300mm f/5.6 or even f/4 mirror; THAT would have my interest.
     
  5. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Dennis
    ...weird.

    Uh, well, it's about 4.5" (for us Americans), so it's the smallest mirror lens I've ever seen... with no tripod mount....

    Weird, hopefully the AF works well.
     
  6. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    You can pick up a cheap mirror lens for about half of that - with an adapter. Not particularly impressed.
     
  7. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    This is not an AF lens.
     
  8. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 30, 2011
    Europe
    Some things I would buy instead:

    Samyang 500mm f/6.3
    Olympus OM 300mm f/5.6
    Cosina 100-400mm f4.5-6.7
    Tokina 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6
     
  9. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    There are some shorter ones, with adapter:
    Makinon 300mm f/5.6 3.4"
    Haminex 300mm f/5.6 3.7"
    Kalimar 300mm f/5.6 4.1"
     
  10. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    There are some advantages to a reflex lens. This one isn't too expensive and is very compact for a relfex. Still I would rather spend my money on something better!

    I would not be surprised if Samyang doesn't take their 500mm f6.3 and modify it for m43 and nex! Being 100mm longer and a stop faster makes for a more useful lens{although it is a bit bigger and heavier}. .
     
  11. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Dennis
    Ouch- missed that one.

    Uh... 400mm hand held... that seems... difficult.
     
  12. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It seems there will be a Tokina 300mm reflex as well{or is that instead?}. Anyway here is the link for more info{translated japanese page}.

    Google –|æ¡
     
  13. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Actually, it's a 300/6.3. About the same size as the Panasonic 14-45 kit lens.

    But sadly no AF. No AF = no deal here.

    DH