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12-27-2008, 09:54 AM   #1
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ricoh 50mm 2f

Has anyone used this with a K200D?

If yes then how is it?

My main aim is to get a 2nd hand lens for portrait photography. Is this good for the purpose? I'm going for 2nd hand lenses now because they are cheaper. This one is available for 59 euros.

12-27-2008, 01:08 PM   #2
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I don't have personal experience with Ricoh lenses, but if it was a Pentax-M (real-time metering only wide-open) 50mm f/2 lens, I wouldn't pay more than 10-20$.
My M50 f/2 is okay-ish. Not the sharpest wide open, or really good built, but sure has the ability to make some interesting shots, and it is quite sharp when stopped down to f/5.6.

In addition, the Ricoh lenses usally have a special pin at the mount, which make the lens getting stuck at the camera. Possible to remove, but a hassle nontheless.
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