Tamron and Kenko-Tokina now on-board

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by dhazeghi, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
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  2. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    Good to see more companies interested in making lenses for this system. It will open up a lot of possibilities and bring in healthy competition as well.
  3. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Oh... some inexpensive third parties! This is all good... Tamron and Tokina do make some good stuff. I still use nothing but Kenko Pro-1 for my filters (granted, I hardly use filters).
  4. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    I never knew it was "Kenko Tokina." But it'll be nice to see some more lens options. Hopefully.. good options and not just more kit lens rehashes =(
  5. Jdumas

    Jdumas Mu-43 Regular

    Sweet I was just searching for smart extension tubes for m43 the other day. I guess I will have to wait a little bit.
  6. peterbee

    peterbee Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 2, 2011
    Huddersfield, UK
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    Peter Bartlett
    Positive news indeed, especially now that Sigma have recently announced their first M43 lenses. Increased choice can only see the system becoming a stronger force in the market place.
  7. ckrueger

    ckrueger Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 16, 2011
    I hope Kenko means we'll get extension tubes finally! I use my EF mount Kenko tubes a LOT.

    I also hope to see genuinely compact lenses, not just large lenses converted to M43. There are few holes left in the M43 lineup that would be adequately plugged by a giant FF lens.
  8. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    ...and teleconverters!
  9. zacster

    zacster Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 4, 2011
    How about mirror lenses???

    Tokina has just launched a 300mm f6.3 mirror lens for m43 according to dpreview.