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02-07-2012, 05:06 PM   #31
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Thanks Paul - will try it out when I get one

Anyone got any opinions on that Ricoh lens I posted above?

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02-07-2012, 05:28 PM   #32
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If it's not an XR it's probably not worth it.

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02-07-2012, 05:36 PM   #33
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Thanks I don't believe this is an XR one as it doesn't seem to have XR written on the lens face - from what I can see? I will ask the seller.

Any good if its a non xr?

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QuoteOriginally posted by sharepointalex Quote
Thanks Paul - will try it out when I get one

Anyone got any opinions on that Ricoh lens I posted above?

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The posting is telling the truth about that lens having a reputation for sharpness. While it will very from copy to copy, the one I got is very sharp. I personally would take it over the chinon but then again, I just bought both as well as a couple of other 50mm's.

I don't know if these crappy indoor snap shots are helping or not but here are a couple with the ricoh 50mm 2.0. the one of the printer is at 1/180 sec, flash and f5.6 iso 200 if I recall right (similar to what the chinon was taken at), the one with the lens was taken at 1/25 sec hand held (couldn't find the plate for my tripod), iso 400, f2.0. Keep in mind when looking at the crop of the lens, this was hand held at 1/25 sec.

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Cool thanks ripit - yes the snap shots do help :-). The seller has just replied - its not an XR model but the next one up so the plastic body and not the metal one. Thinking of going for it. Wondering whether I should go for a different focal length if I get another prime so one 50mm and one 28mm maybe.

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QuoteOriginally posted by sharepointalex Quote
Cool thanks ripit - yes the snap shots do help :-). The seller has just replied - its not an XR model but the next one up so the plastic body and not the metal one. Thinking of going for it. Wondering whether I should go for a different focal length if I get another prime so one 50mm and one 28mm maybe.

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That would probably be smarter than getting several 50mm primes like I did (felt like trying different glass myself as I was new to all the manual focus lenses). Mine is the non xr by the way.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sharepointalex Quote
Thanks jimr-pdx for your input - will keep an eye out for a Rikenon.

Barnster - any chance you could link me to some images that you've taken with your Auto Chinon lens? Thinking about getting this one as its still at $19 on ebay - might consider making him an offer at $15 if no one bids.

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Sorry mate,I only just looked back on this thread.so I quickly went outside,took a few samples with the Chinon at F1.7.I hope this helps with the decision.Like i said before,for the price and the performance of this little lens,you should be quite happy.

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A somewhat flawed 50mm shootout.

50mm shootout - a set on Flickr

I tested an A 50/1.7, M 50/1.7, A 50/2, Super Tak 50/1.4, Auto Sears MC 50/1.7, Sigma A 50/2.8 Macro, and 2 Canon FDs on an optically corrected adapter.

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
A somewhat flawed 50mm shootout.

50mm shootout - a set on Flickr

I tested an A 50/1.7, M 50/1.7, A 50/2, Super Tak 50/1.4, Auto Sears MC 50/1.7, Sigma A 50/2.8 Macro, and 2 Canon FDs on an optically corrected adapter.
Yea mine weren't really intended to be review quality. Its dark outside which limits that and I can not even find the plate for my tripod to use it (kids probably got a hold of it). I was hoping it would be better than nothing if nobody else posted anything better. Out of curiosity, I am use to using pbase which allows full size images (need to pay them again to get my account going but haven't got around to it). On sites like flicker, do you typically use crops due to the limited resolution?
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How about a DA50/1.8?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
How about a DA50/1.8?
Thats not even released to know how good it is yet is it (plus in a different price range than the one the OP linked to)?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ripit Quote
Out of curiosity, I am use to using pbase which allows full size images (need to pay them again to get my account going but haven't got around to it). On sites like flicker, do you typically use crops due to the limited resolution?
I have a Flickr pro account ($25/year) and usually upload full sized images. I let Flickr do the resizing. Right now I only resize to upload here and at Camera-Enthusiast. If I crop it is for composition, I treat Aperture like a darkroom. I also crop my bird shots a lot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
How about a DA50/1.8?
I've been thinking about a K-5, but the K-01 and a couple lenses is looking better all the time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ripit Quote
Thats not even released to know how good it is yet is it (plus in a different price range than the one the OP linked to)?
Wow, it was just a suggestion, hence the ""
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Wow, it was just a suggestion, hence the ""
I didn't mean that in a hostile manner, just curious. A few years ago when I got my first dslr I could afford to drop a couple of hundred dollars on a whim for a lens (not too often though), and luckily got a few decent af lenses when I could afford it. Right now I'm on a cheap ebay MF lens budget wishing I would have known more then and got a few more lenses.
Long story short I don't really follow new lenses (can not afford them) and wasn't sure if there wasn't another da 50mm f1.8 so I asked... Considering I want a new body, I probably won't be buying any expensive new lenses for a long time.
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