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12-04-2015, 12:01 PM   #136
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i've seen it happen in the motorcycle world. stuff gets sent out for free to publications.... for reviews or promotions or builds or whatever... then ends up for sale pretty quickly.

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I have a question for the ambassador that maybe can read this.. You can sell the gear provided by Ricoh? I would think that the contract say "no" on any circunstances, but i dont have a contract with Ricoh or any other manufacturer, or say that after all test have been done you can dispose the equipment whatever form you want?
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I'm not sure if this has already been posted, but the manual for the D FA 70-200 is available for download on the Ricoh Imaging Europe web site. It's probably been there for a while.

Direct link to the PDF (800k)

I wonder if they will have to amend all this old literature in 2016, to reflect any improvements they may have made to the lens since it's first public outing early in 2015.
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QuoteOriginally posted by virusn3t Quote
I have a question for the ambassador that maybe can read this.. You can sell the gear provided by Ricoh? I would think that the contract say "no" on any circunstances, but i dont have a contract with Ricoh or any other manufacturer, or say that after all test have been done you can dispose the equipment whatever form you want?
As far as I remember of kenspo and his gear in other posts, he returns them, even camera bodies... Then he gets replacement ones.

12-07-2015, 10:07 AM   #140
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it's interesting


This lens prevents flare and realizes to achieve image quality with excellent contrast. This is done by using our proprietary "Aero Bright Coating" which was created using nano-technology together with our proprietary "HD Coating (High Definition Coating)" which increases transparency and reduces reflection more than conventional multi-coatings

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Focal Length (in 35 mm format equivalent)70 - 200 mm(107 - 307 mm) ))
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Lol

Bid away chaps

Pentax D FA 70 200mm F 2 8 ED DC AW 21330 | eBay

a second hand (preproduction) copy is available before it can be bought new.
The auction expired.
The "seller" has relisted it.
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Looks like Andy Grob over on the FB Pentaxian group has a copy of the new 70-200mm f/2.8. He say's "end of January is the target. Serial production was stopped for a modification". However, "the AF with the current pre series is great. I love this aggressive way to focus, still with my K-3. Its completely different to every Pentax AF lens till today".

Sounds interesting.
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What's up with the green ring though? Is there any logic at all as to what gets red, what gets green?

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What's up with the green ring though? Is there any logic at all as to what gets red, what gets green?
All the DA* lenses have a green ring ring at the mount and a gold band at the other end. I guess they are continuing that with the DFA* series.
12-16-2015, 03:55 PM   #145
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QuoteOriginally posted by enoeske Quote
Looks like Andy Grob over on the FB Pentaxian group has a copy of the new 70-200mm f/2.8. He say's "end of January is the target. Serial production was stopped for a modification". However, "the AF with the current pre series is great. I love this aggressive way to focus, still with my K-3. Its completely different to every Pentax AF lens till today".

Sounds interesting.
Looking forward to see how good the continuous AF of the next generation of Pentax cameras will be and the new and re-engineered Pentax lenses. It is encouraging to hear the words "aggressive" when describing Pentax auto-focus.
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Delayed to April 2016

Looks like the lens release has been moved back to April 2016

?HD PENTAX-D FA<sup>?</sup> 70-200mmF2.8ED DC AW???????????????RICOH IMAGING


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QuoteOriginally posted by dreyes Quote
Looks like the lens release has been moved back to April 2016https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/images/smilies/frown.png
I wonder if that also applies to the FF camera. After all, April is still "Spring".
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"Omnibus ora certa est et tempus suum cuilibet caepto sub caelis" (Ecclesiastes, chapter III, verse 1)

"Tout vient à point à qui peult attendre." (François Rabelais, Pantagruel, book IV, chapter 48)

"Patience et longueur de temps
Font plus que force ni que rage.
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In English: Good things come to those who wait.

Those who wait a lot, in this case...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cynog Ap Brychan Quote
I wonder if that also applies to the FF camera. After all, April is still "Spring".
If the announcement is at CP+, market availability should be in March at the earliest. April is quite likely.
IMO
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Sure. Maybe it is not a development delay at all but just a desire to have the lens and camera available at the same time.
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