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10-05-2013, 06:50 AM   #46
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What happened to the ~120~380?

10-05-2013, 07:02 AM   #47
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A WR 55-300 is long overdue. I hope this is rumor is for real.
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What happened to the ~120~380?
Probably nothing, and it's still planned for release in 2013 or later.
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QuoteOriginally posted by krebsy75 Quote
Consumers are spoiled with whisper-quiet AF. Especially considering how quiet Canon's new STM line is.

I think screw-drive is fine for the Limiteds. It helps retain a smaller form factor. Consumer-oriented zooms like the 55-300? DC all the way.
Yeah, defenately...I was shooting a congres yesterday and the day before. This was a last minute call because the other photog backed out, I had no idea what to expact and just grabbed some gear and lenses.
The main room had hiddeous lighting. While the DA* 16-50 is perfect quiet, it fell a little short and luckily I brought my tamron 90mm. Usually it gets used MF but here, with moving people I needed the AF. First time focussing...ZZZZZ, grrrgggGRR, ZZZZ, GRRRR....OMG, what`s that loud noise...offcourse, screwdrive!!!

I`d forgotten all about that and wanted to sink into the ground by the first sound of this terrible noise. I had the feeling everyone was looking at me

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waiting for that ltd. zoom, but it doesn't look we're going to see it this year.
10-05-2013, 07:18 AM   #51
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(...) I had the feeling everyone was looking at me
Which is not that bad when you are taking portraits .
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The link is dead at digicame, folks - at least on my computer. Perhaps someone is getting a verbal dressing down, or ??
10-05-2013, 08:05 AM   #53
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Very good move. A good lens gets even better.

Anyone care to bet on the price? I say US $600, given Ricoh's recent behaviour.

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Which is not that bad when you are taking portraits .
No, but it is rather embarrasing (and annoying) when trying to move and shoot stealthy
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The link is dead at digicame, folks - at least on my computer. Perhaps someone is getting a verbal dressing down, or ??
Digital Camera Info is still up and running with a nice picture to look at



but, should you prefer another one, here it is:

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Ooh look! It says "Pentax" on it! Perhaps Pentax isn't doomed after all.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reeftool Quote
A WR 55-300 is long overdue. I hope this is rumor is for real.
It should be for real, I've heard it from a responsible of Ricoh-Imaging
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What happened to the ~120~380?
Nothing for now, it stays on the lens roadmap for 2013*


*or later
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My guess for launch price is 399€.
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I've wanted a 55-300 WR for years, but now that I have the 18-135 WR, the 55-300 has lost appeal. The DC motor is so much quicker to focus, silent, no hunting. The 55-300 screw drive is not good.
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