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02-03-2015, 08:09 PM   #106
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Ricoh to announce the HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/2.8 and 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 lenses | Photo Rumors

Ricoh to announce the HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/2.8 and 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 lenses

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the 70-200 is a DFA* ! from the original source ?HD PENTAX-D FA?70-200mm F2.8???HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6???? - ????info
They weren't kidding about the large diameter.

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all good news, very pleased
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That 150-450 is the boy for me! As for the 70-200 mm, I'll stick with my 60-250 mm for the time being (love that lens!) until the FF comes out, that is!
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Green rings, yay!

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That 150-450 goes directly against Canon's new 100-400mm L mkII which is getting serious praise. Kudos to Pentax for going after the king of the hill
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Can't complain about their looks!
+1 those are both very nice looking chunks of gear.

And do they have the focus ring in the rear?? I did not notice that on the earlier pictures.
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That 150-450 goes directly against Canon's new 100-400mm L mkII which is getting serious praise. Kudos to Pentax for going after the king of the hill
Let's hope that IQ will be better, given it's 3x zoom, not 4x!
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Can anyone understand the lens ring colour policy now in Ricoh? It is all over the place.

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Just in time as was switching to Nikon...the 150-450 has to have OS ,as in body SR is not good for long lenses,so if a FF comes ,sure it will have body SR. If HD * type then $1500-2000 or so is a fair price,just hope they come to market in the next few weeks!!
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Just in time as was switching to Nikon...the 150-450 has to have OS ,as in body SR is not good for long lenses,so if a FF comes ,sure it will have body SR. If HD * type then $1500-2000 or so is a fair price,just hope they come to market in the next few weeks!!
The most recent lens, 16-85 was priced just like the canon and nikon equivalents at release. The new 100-400L II sells for $2200, so the $1500-2000 pricepoint will probably only happen after a few months.
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Can anyone understand the lens ring colour policy now in Ricoh? It is all over the place.
Gold front ring = 'star' lens
Green rear ring = SMC coating
Red rear ring = HD coating
Green front ring no rear ring = SMC consumer lens
Red front ring no rear ring = HD consumer lens

So why a star lens has a green ring with supposedly HD coatings is, well a mystery. Perhaps all the complaints from Pentax Forums caused them to change
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Can anyone understand the lens ring colour policy now in Ricoh? It is all over the place.
I think step by step green ring for DFA, and Red Ring for APS-C only. Gold ring for high quality, and white ring for medium format.
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Ok, honestly, those rings have been bugging me ever since these images came to light. Ever since ricoh re-released the limiteds and 55-300 with HD coating they've used red on their roadmap to indicate HD (including the 150-450) and gold to indicate star lenses (including the 70-200).

While I can see green for the 70-200 to keep visual branding with the existing star lenses, the green 150-450 feels like a step backwards in terms of the branding they're creating for their higher-tier products. maybe they're just using green in some early pre-production shots to hide a potential other color for DFA lenses.

Or maybe I'm just barking mad, a distinct possibility.

Edit: also, the red rings showed up on the prototypes at Photokina but disappeared on the CES press shots. Weird.

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QuoteOriginally posted by clawhammer Quote
Ok, honestly, those rings have been bugging me ever since these images came to light. Ever since ricoh re-released the limiteds and 55-300 with HD coating they've used red on their roadmap to indicate HD (including the 150-450) and gold to indicate star lenses (including the 70-200).

While I can see green for the 70-200 to keep visual branding with the existing star lenses, the green 150-450 feels like a step backwards in terms of the branding they're creating for their higher-tier products. maybe they're just using green in some early pre-production shots to hide a potential other color for DFA lenses.

Or maybe I'm just barking mad, a distinct possibility.

Edit: also, the red rings showed up on the prototypes at Photokina but disappeared on the CES press shots. Weird.
I'm all about the green. I think it's distinctive. I think red was/is a mistake. (I know, Kunzite, Canon has like 2 green-ringed DO lenses...)

---------- Post added 02-04-15 at 01:13 AM ----------

Does the 70-200 look like an internal zoom design to anyone else? Seems like the hood attaches directly to the barrel, with no seam between sections.
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Very handsome lenses. Very Pentax. The green stripe is very Pentax too. Loving the return of the green.
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