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11-01-2013, 09:52 AM   #166
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Was hoping for something more the size of the 35 Ltd than the 31 Ltd, but hey I guess there's no free lunch.

C'mon, Ricoh, let's get some more images from different angles! I really can't see a retractable hood in the pics...someone said the red ring is the tip, but I think it just looks like a red ring. Also, we need a shot of the front and back to see if the DC WR rumors are true or not. Neither are "must-have" for me, but I think it would be a good call for Ricoh to add these features to help justify the price they want to sell it for!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
I sure hope not, but fear that you are right.

For that money you can buy a roundtrip to many places in Asia where you'll probably get more interesting images than if you buy this lens and stay at home (just talking about where I live though)
Yeah, I know... I have been waiting for this, and I'll wait for the release, but something is telling me I'm going to end up buying the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 instead. Sure, a different (and heavier) animal, but which yields much more utility for the buck; not to mention 17-50/2.8 is probably better for my zoom needs.

If Ricoh sold this new sexy ltd. zoom for about $800, I'd go for it, but given that the HD version of the DA 21mm (which has neither DC motor nor WR) is priced at $700, I think any price below $1000 would be a kind of miracle.
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QuoteOriginally posted by causey Quote
Yeah, I know... I have been waiting for this, and I'll wait for the release, but something is telling me I'm going to end up buying the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 instead. Sure, a different (and heavier) animal, but which yields much more utility for the buck; not to mention 17-50/2.8 is probably better for my zoom needs.

If Ricoh sold this new sexy ltd. zoom for about $800, I'd go for it, but given that the HD version of the DA 21mm (which has neither DC motor nor WR) is priced at $700, I think any price below $1000 would be a kind of miracle.
I was in a similar position and ended up getting the Tammy 28-75. I think if you haven't got one 2.8 zoom, and think it might be useful for you, you should have one in your kit in some form after purchasing the most necessary primes.
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Well, if it's not weather resistant, it might as well not exist: not interested. But let's wait and see.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rorschach Quote
Well, if it's not weather resistant, it might as well not exist: not interested. But let's wait and see.
Yeah, WR makes it a nice hiking/adventure lens but without WR it won't bring much more compared to other lenses.
11-01-2013, 12:39 PM   #171
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It really looks like a Takumar on a M42-NEX adapter. Not bad, pretty good actually.
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The design is absolutely fantastic, looks better than any other Ltd.

DC and WR is really cool too (I wonder why they didn't put them in the HD Ltd's).

I believe it should be a good buy for 700-800$.
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QuoteOriginally posted by repaap Quote
Well, no I'm not sure. But I could almost swear .

For me any FF thingy is irrevelant and it is unlikely to be like that IMO. I like this range in APS-C mm.
come on...that's crazy talk

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QuoteOriginally posted by grahame Quote
It really looks like a Takumar on a M42-NEX adapter. Not bad, pretty good actually.
oh yes the Takumar wave in the ring...sweeet...I wonder who Ricoh re-employed ?
I wonder if it is more er linear than the DA21
11-01-2013, 03:16 PM   #175
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QuoteOriginally posted by filoxophy Quote
Was hoping for something more the size of the 35 Ltd than the 31 Ltd, but hey I guess there's no free lunch.

C'mon, Ricoh, let's get some more images from different angles! I really can't see a retractable hood in the pics...someone said the red ring is the tip, but I think it just looks like a red ring. Also, we need a shot of the front and back to see if the DC WR rumors are true or not. Neither are "must-have" for me, but I think it would be a good call for Ricoh to add these features to help justify the price they want to sell it for!
Maybe it says Ricoh on the front!
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A theoretical question:
Imagine the same characteristics of this lens, but for an APS-C mirrorless, collapsible zoom camera. Would that be possible to make?
So, an APS-C, GR-style, short register mirrorless, collapsible zoom, 20-40 f/2.8-4.
Any thoughts?
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Aperture range on Lens Roadmap

An interesting side issue with this lens is how it appeared on the lens roadmap. Planned zooms are indicated by green bands with fuzzy ends. Judging by the most recent roadmap, I would have expected this DA Ltd to be something like 22-38, but it's turned out to be a full 20-40. How does that bode for the planned DA Wide Zoom; 10-30? That would be remarkable. Very interested to see the final specifications of the DA Zoom (16-85?) and DA Tele Zoom (120-380?) as well.

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That is one sexy lens!
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Even though it's a very nice looking lens I don't think its desirable at all, not to me anyway. Neither fast nor flexible.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mattb123 Quote
I've always thought a 15-40 wr Ltd would be nice because I carry just the 15 and 40 quite a bit. This would be fairly similar. Carrying this and the 15 as a compact kit might be pretty sweet.
I have the DA15 and Sigma 20-40, it's a great combo for landscape

I hope the DA* 20-40 isn't too awesome, I love my Sigma. Would hate for LBA to kick in again, I've finally beat it into remission....
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