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12-17-2015, 12:07 AM   #1
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Although you can still click the buy button on most Pentax/Ricoh homepages world wide, this lens has been delayed again on the JP webside. This pain is not even a rumor, it's offical.

Time to say good bye.

12-17-2015, 12:11 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by zapp Quote
Although you can still click the buy button on most Pentax/Ricoh homepages world wide, this lens has been delayed again on the JP webside. This pain is not even a rumor, it's offical.

Time to say good bye.
Didn't they say early spring, around the same time as the body? Or has there been a new update?

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This pain is not even a rumor, it's offical.
?? Pain ??
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QuoteOriginally posted by zapp Quote
Although you can still click the buy button on most Pentax/Ricoh homepages world wide, this lens has been delayed again on the JP webside. This pain is not even a rumor, it's offical.

Time to say good bye.
Good bye to what ?
ah, maybe that's because of your pseudo ?

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Didn't they say early spring, around the same time as the body? Or has there been a new update?
Last I remember, they said they'll come back with more information in December, which they did.

This means the lens is not in full production run...
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Well, let's just hope it's on the shelves no later than the FF itself. No harm done until then IMO, though 10 months is a really long delay.

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12-17-2015, 01:08 AM   #8
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It's odd that this lens is delayed so much since it was given glowing reports by experienced professionals who used a pre-release version. That suggested it was pretty mature already. The wording of the latest Ricoh notice seems to indicate that they don't have it right yet; it's not just a production issue.

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Sure, but there has been some discussion of its sharpness at the long end, too. I am afraid they might be in trouble with their design. Reminds me of the 60-250 development, unfortunately.
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Sure, but there has been some discussion of its sharpness at the long end, too. I am afraid they might be in trouble with their design. Reminds me of the 60-250 development, unfortunately.
That's exactly what I tought when I heard about the first delay. Most important thing for this kind of lens at this price point is sharpness when wide open at long end in this case 200mm@f/2.8. This is not good at all. Maybe they should also rebrand latest Tamron 70-200 which is an excellent lens.
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April, is that a hint of when the Pentax spring begins?
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Perhaps it's too big for the FF
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Perhaps it's too big for the FF
Or the other way around: too much vignetting and poor corners with a 24x36 sensor.

Has anybody tested a pre-production sample on a 24x36 sensor (e.g. Sony Alpha 7x)?
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QuoteOriginally posted by zapp Quote
Although you can still click the buy button on most Pentax/Ricoh homepages world wide, this lens has been delayed again on the JP webside. This pain is not even a rumor, it's offical.

Time to say good bye.
Goodbye
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I would rather have a product delayed than introduced with problems.
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