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12-18-2015, 04:19 AM   #1411
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
Seems to be April 2016 now...

D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 Release Date Set - Pentax Announcements |

I wonder if the "improvements" can change the MSRP?

Since I pre-ordered it, do you think that my local store can say: OK, now the price have changed, it's $$$ more now if you still want it ?
No telling what stores will say. Maybe they'll say "We can offer you a Wookie suit instead of the pentax lens, do you still want it?"

12-18-2015, 05:48 AM   #1412
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The update won't change the price.
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ePhotozine reviewed this lens this summer and found it to be a great performer optically, only really criticising the AF to be a bit 'hit and miss'. Considering that sample was essentially a finished product at the time and how long Ricoh keeps working on it, that lens might turn out to be a stellar lens.
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Considering that sample was essentially a finished product at the time and how long Ricoh keeps working on it, that lens might turn out to be a stellar lens.
On one hand, I agree - we are seeing continuous improvement at work, and that is a good thing.

One the other hand, it doesn't always follow that the more times you re-work a recipe, the better the dish.

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Ricoh is just trying to do something to minimize if not avoid complaints. They know that once the FF System is out, it will be compared to the others. Well, I expect a lot of bashing from other system users and also from other forum members. I appreciate them working on it to make sure that it will be a great improvement over the current Pentax system.

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