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06-17-2015, 01:27 PM   #1
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Pentax DFA* 70-200 F/2.8 got delayed

I have just read this article on DPreview about Ricoh delaying the release of DFA 70-200 few months to ensure its quality and upgrade some parts?

Kudos to Ricoh for making sure we don't get troubled copies and trying to deliver good quality products rather than rushing to get money.

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No problem, I reply on my Tamron 70-200 SP that I paid $500. I can wait for the $2000 DFA 70-200.
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I'll be happy to have some of the not optimized copies for half the price
Maybe they noticed unsatisfying results using a FF prototype. Ricoh can't afford to go out on the market with a disappointing premium lens made ad-hoc for the first FF digital camera after a 14 years wait.
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They want to release it together with the full frame camera.

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I'm fine with waiting.
The DFA 150-450 hasn't impressed me enough to replace my Bigma, and I am hopeful that the 70-200 will do better than my Sigma 70-200 OS to warrant a replacement there.
This delay gives me reason to think the engineers are not going to be satisfied with so/so AF and Image Quality so it's a good sign.
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