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03-26-2015, 08:12 PM   #361
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QuoteOriginally posted by timautin Quote
in which context did you get the lenses ? Is Ricoh paying you to test them ?
I guess it has something to do with him being a Pentax K-3 Ambassador in Europe:
https://k3.ricoh-imaging.eu/en/Kenneth-Sporsheim.html

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The official release date of the 70-200 seems likely to be delayed a tad, because Ricoh want to ensure performance and quality are top-notch upon release:

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March 27, 2015
Notice of new product Release Date

It should be noted, was announced on February 5 as well as Coming Soon "HD PENTAX-D FA ★ 70-200mmF2.8ED DC AW" is Upon to ensure the performance and quality that is scheduled, the additional time to develop is doing. Soon release date decision, so I will again guidance, thank you for your patience while now.
http://news.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/rim_info/2015/20150327_007155.html
03-27-2015, 12:53 AM   #363
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
I guess it has something to do with him being a Pentax K-3 Ambassador in Europe:
https://k3.ricoh-imaging.eu/en/Kenneth-Sporsheim.html
That is correct. I am K-3 ambassador for Europe, and endorsed with everything else with Ricoh Norway (lenses etc).

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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
The official release date of the 70-200 seems likely to be delayed a tad, because Ricoh want to ensure performance and quality are top-notch upon release:

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????????????????RICOH IMAGING
End of April was the last they told me. So around 1 month left! My lenses are the last test lenses before final ones in the stores.


Those lenses i have, should be 100%, but still not final. But i can already say, that this is so top notch, you won't believe it..WOW!
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
That is correct. I am K-3 ambassador for Europe, and endorsed with everything else with Ricoh Norway (lenses etc).

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End of April was the last they told me. So around 1 month left! My lenses are the last test lenses before final ones in the stores.


Those lenses i have, should be 100%, but still not final. But i can already say, that this is so top notch, you won't believe it..WOW!
Did you try at some point other 70-200 from Canon or Sigma and do you find the Pentax 70-200 to be significantly better optically?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Nicolas06 Quote
Did you try at some point other 70-200 from Canon or Sigma and do you find the Pentax 70-200 to be significantly better optically?
On K-3 i have never used anything but Pentax lenses. But i have tested the Sigma and Tamron one on Nikon + VR 1 and VR 2 ones from Nikon..And so far it seems like the new one from Pentax is really kicking ASS! Still have to test it in dark concerts next week, but im shure it will be brilliant. But im still shure we will not see the whole beauty of it, before its on a Full Frame.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
If i could send it I guess the ambassador in Holland wants to do that
Well, we haven't heard from Mike in a long time on our Dutch forum
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QuoteOriginally posted by Franc Quote
Well, we haven't heard from Mike in a long time on our Dutch forum
Hmm..ok..i speak with him often. But thats on Facebook Shall i tell him, that he is missed? hehe
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
Hmm..ok..i speak with him often. But thats on Facebook Shall i tell him, that he is missed? hehe
Message received! I forgot there are things like fora where all things technical can be discussed :-)
See you on the flip side Kenneth!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Franc Quote
Well, we haven't heard from Mike in a long time on our Dutch forum
Hi Franc,

If you have questions or would like to keep in touch, I'm sticking mainly to facebook as it's more visually orientated.
You can find me on http://www.facebook.com/mmfoto.nl

Cheers,
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Here its in my hand. Its a monster, and HEAVY! But damn..its SHARP! Will post some test pictures etc later..
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mousehill Quote
Message received! I forgot there are things like fora where all things technical can be discussed :-)
See you on the flip side Kenneth!

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Hi Franc,

If you have questions or would like to keep in touch, I'm sticking mainly to facebook as it's more visually orientated.
You can find me on http://www.facebook.com/mmfoto.nl

Cheers,
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Thanks, i'll pass the msg along
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Here its in my hand. Its a monster, and HEAVY! But damn..its SHARP! Will post some test pictures etc later..
Or you may just have small hands ;-)
I can't wait to see the latest mock up of the FF coming weekend, I'll make a few snaps of it
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Here its in my hand. Its a monster, and HEAVY!
I like it. A big heavy weapon. Ideal for metal concert going.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
I presume they are all f2.8?

Either way, they are going to have a very nice 'pro' zoom lineup: 15-30, 24-70, 70-200.
What do they have planned for new fast primes?
would it also be safe to presume they're all WR? After all, they are 'pro' gear....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alizarine Quote
would it also be safe to presume they're all WR? After all, they are 'pro' gear....
I believe it is classified AW, which is a step above WR (All Weather versus Weather Resistant).

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