Ex-Nikon lens engineers formed Tokina, Tokina bought Angenieux


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ckiang

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Hi,

Decided to do some search on this, since I heard that the Tokina AF 28-70 f/2.6-2.8 was/is/based on the legendary Angenieux 28-70. This is interesting:-

http://mejac.palo-alto.ca.us/leica-users/v03/msg03320.html

I've also heard -- again, I don't know how true it is -- that Tokina was
founded by a couple of Nikon lens designers who left Nikon to start their
own company.
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CK
 

ckiang

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And yup, that seems to be true.

http://people.smu.edu/rmonagha/third/cult.html

Tokina is the newest of the big three (Tamron, Sigma, Tokina) third party lens makers. Tokina was a startup company formed by some former Nikon engineers who decided to form their own lens making company.
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CK
 

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