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09-15-2014, 10:45 PM - 1 Like   #121
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QuoteOriginally posted by filoxophy Quote
Judging by the tiny image on the roadmap posted above, it appears to be no smaller, and possibly a bit larger than the 18-135.
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The new roadmap for everybody to have a look at it:



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Abhor-able!

Price forecast: 800USD lol.
09-15-2014, 11:03 PM   #123
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QuoteOriginally posted by filoxophy Quote
Judging by the tiny image on the roadmap posted above, it appears to be no smaller, and possibly a bit larger than the 18-135.
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Indeed, HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR looks huge!

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09-15-2014, 11:18 PM   #125
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Give me a Leonard Cohen afterlife.
So I can sigh eternally.
I must be getting old. I had to look it up to find out it was a Kurt Cobain quote. At least I knew who he was.
09-15-2014, 11:42 PM   #126
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
The new roadmap for everybody to have a look at it:
where are new fast fixed lenses?
09-16-2014, 12:06 AM - 1 Like   #127
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
where are new fast fixed lenses?
It so happens that fast prime lenses do not seem to be Ricoh's cup of tea lately.

If you crave them, you would be better off with the Fujifilm X system.
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There are still quite a few options with Sigma or Samyang in K mount... actually more choice than with Fuji X.

I really Wonder why such a hipe for Fuji : big, heavy (but one, rather a big "pancake"), and costly lenses, flaring like ghosts, with no WR but one at this moment.... and sparsely stabilised... and still 16 Mpix sensor.... making any K-3 shot look better detailled... + X-T1 always overpriced...
Gee these guys are good in one thing : marketing.


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Why is everybody comparing Pentax to Fuji anyway? That really is apples and oranges. After the fact that they both manufacture very good ILC's all comparisson are a waste of time, imho.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
Why is everybody comparing Pentax to Fuji anyway? That really is apples and oranges. After the fact that they both manufacture very good ILC's all comparisson are a waste of time, imho.
Because, Fuji started to work just 2 years ago and offer a lot of fast primes. Ricoh can't.
We compare the attitude to developing lenses and nothing else.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
Focal length is excellent. If it was constant f/4, and the high standard of IQ that would imply I think everyone at least some, would be happy. But f/3.5-5.6 implies a low end lens with no more than adequate IQ.
I think owners of the Nikon 16-85/3.5-5.6 would have a different opinion.

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I don't need that, and that's why I personally am disappointed. Cannot speak for anyone else, but the 18-135 already gives you 85mm @ f/5.6 if you don't like the IQ beyond 85mm ignore it. So why another low end zoom with a focal length that is already covered?
From a practical point of view, I'd rather have a lens that does everything within its range very well, so that I can stop worrying about that and just take shots. Plus, from looking at the review, I think I wouldn't be too happy with the IQ beyond 70mm, or even lower, in some circumstances.

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I do not see any place for this in the line up except as a replacement for the 18-55 kit lens on higher end bodies. As such I am sure it will be a good lens, and a good move on Ricoh's part as they do need a better kit lens especially for the k-3.
Well, then the lens may not be for you.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
The new roadmap for everybody to have a look at it:
If we try to be positive about FF: The two longer lenses is not called "DA" while the wide is "DA wide zoom". A D-FA naming later on when the mighty FF camera comes?
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If it delivers well optically, I will certainly be tempted by this lens. I could really need a WR lens for my K-5, and for me 16-85 is a more useful range than 18-135.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Supernaut Quote
If we try to be positive about FF: The two longer lenses is not called "DA" while the wide is "DA wide zoom". A D-FA naming later on when the mighty FF camera comes?
By definition the longer zooms are always FF-compatible. So whatever fancy name they'll get it'll work on FF
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
By definition the longer zooms are always FF-compatible. So whatever fancy name they'll get it'll work on FF
Yes, but will they need another naming of the true FF compatible lenses, i.e. releasing a FF?
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