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11-06-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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Minor Roadmap Update- TC is now HD

Ricoh updated the roadmap to reflect the new limited zoom, and the TC changed colors to HD:

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/lens/K_Mount_Lens.pdf

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I would wager all future lenses will be HD "red ring" (at least until that coating is superseded).

Hopefully all new lenses will also be WR/DC, though I suspect updates of existing lenses will stay with the original AF (e.g. HD Limiteds, HD 55-300).
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Good find. Next I hope to actually see one.
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Is it my imagination, or did the bottom left used to say "2013 or later" instead of 2014? I know there is a thread with a collection of lens roadmaps around here somewhere...

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QuoteOriginally posted by filoxophy Quote
Is it my imagination, or did the bottom left used to say "2013 or later" instead of 2014? I know there is a thread with a collection of lens roadmaps around here somewhere...
It did say 2013 or later. At least they could have dropped the "or later".
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QuoteOriginally posted by filoxophy Quote
Is it my imagination, or did the bottom left used to say "2013 or later" instead of 2014? I know there is a thread with a collection of lens roadmaps around here somewhere...
It looks like "2014 or later" means no more lens announcement this year.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clawhammer Quote
Ricoh updated the roadmap to reflect the new limited zoom, and the TC changed colors to HD:

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/lens/K_Mount_Lens.pdf
And it's been pushed back to 2014. I bet we'll see it at CP+!

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Maybe this "little change" means that they are really thinkint to product it

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
And it's been pushed back to 2014. I bet we'll see it at CP+!
Interesting how the three zooms remain "DA zooms" with no further specifications. Maybe we'll only see the TC at CP+?
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Doubtful. And I also doubt the roadmap has everything they're preparing for us
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I read elsewhere on the forum that the TC has been on the road map for 7 years, if so this makes 8. I hope it is a blow your socks off TC!
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This is good news, because this mean the property of the TC are now set. Probably will come soon. I dont want one because I have a TC 2X from Tamrom who is AF, a rare animal
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I read once on dpreview that rumor was a whole batch of TC was produced at one point and then stored away... waiting. If this is true TC is to be revised, that would be a sad waste of resources

Still, for the positive side : bring in the TC, pentax! Better make it DFA also

Edit: what does the RC acronym mean?
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Rear converter.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RockvilleBob Quote
I read elsewhere on the forum that the TC has been on the road map for 7 years, if so this makes 8. I hope it is a blow your socks off TC!
That is not correct. It was on the 2008 roadmap. Hoya did not provide a lens roadmap and according to asahiman, they shut down the TC project. Ricoh put it back on the roadmap in 2013.
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