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but the future of the Tokina brand name is currently uncertain. A likely scenario is that the Tokina design lab will be merged with the Pentax lens division, with lenses sold for Pentax mount under that brand name, and for other mounts (Canon, Nikon) continuing to be sold under the Tokina brand. It is also possible that the new company will discontinue the availability of Tokina/Pentax lens designs for use on other SLR camera systems.
because it is unsourced speculation derived most likely from internet forums not populated by anyone actually in the know. Matthew Brown (Morven) (T:C) 00:18, 23 December 2006 (UTC)