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12-14-2017, 12:24 PM - 17 Likes   #2236
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
He's secretly toying with the dfa50 behind closed doors.
I heard that when he hoisted it to eye level, the extreme weight of the dfa*50 caused him to fall over backwards and he was pinned under it for 3 weeks. He's currently undergoing intensive weight training to be able to effectively utilize this monstrous lens. It's actually so big that it needs its own ticket to get into concerts:



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Wow! That's too much, Ricoh, I'm switching to Leica SL - they know how to make compact lenses, not like this monster!
Thank you for letting us know about this complete blunder; I'll soon post all my gear on the Sales forum.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mikesul Quote
He recently posted a spectacular shot in the K-1 forum. Probably a better use of his time than visiting here.
*Everybody runs to the K-1 forum*
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QuoteOriginally posted by BrianR Quote
I heard that when he hoisted it to eye level, the extreme weight of the dfa*50 caused him to fall over backwards and he was pinned under it for 3 weeks.
Wow, I expected a big lens, but not THAT big! That explains why the lens has not appeared on the market yet - Ricoh must be trying to perfect the 2 HP/1500 W drive motor.

If he was a 'left-eyed shooter', he probably would find a better balance.


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12-14-2017, 05:32 PM   #2240
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It's because if the lens isn't perfectly sharp corner to corner wide open or displays any optical defects at all, it will be labeled as junk by people who take pictures designed to make the equipment fail and look at everything at 400%.
We have all been victimized by the zombies who sit in front of computer screens and bray like jackasses every time they are victorious and find one pixel out of 35 million out of place due to some random optical defect.
It costs a lot more to build a perfect lens than a merely very good one, put the manufacturers are forced into a situation where anything less than perfection just isn't good enough.
I think the perpetrators of this are the review sites that make money off of both nitpicking fine details and causing drama (which leads to more viewership). This has grown a larger, overt mentality in the photographer 'world' that it is normal to approach photography in such a manner which then demands review sites (and manufacturers) keep pace.

Yes, if I own a 36 MP camera I'd ideally want 36 MP of detail. But I don't honestly expect it.

But also I think another aspect is in Manufacturers upping their quality based on competition.. when there are five fast 50mm lenses available or a mount how else are you going to stand out? One way is with optically 'better' lens formulas -- more resolution, less CA, edges at/near as sharp as center, faster aperture.. and the side effects are larger, heavier, and more expensive lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by c.a.m Quote
Wow, I expected a big lens, but not THAT big! That explains why the lens has not appeared on the market yet - Ricoh must be trying to perfect the 2 HP/1500 W drive motor.
Motor? Hah it is a Pentax so it comes with a hand crank.
















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12-14-2017, 05:58 PM   #2242
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Motor? Hah it is a Pentax so it comes with a hand crank.
and I was hoping for steam powered
12-14-2017, 06:01 PM - 3 Likes   #2243
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and I was hoping for steam powered
Coming in a firmware update..

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and I was hoping for steam powered
Well some do claim the lens is all vapor, so.....
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QuoteOriginally posted by mee Quote
I think the perpetrators of this are the review sites that make money off of both nitpicking fine details and causing drama (which leads to more viewership). This has grown a larger, overt mentality in the photographer 'world' that it is normal to approach photography in such a manner which then demands review sites (and manufacturers) keep pace.
That would be the aforementioned zombies
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Yes, if I own a 36 MP camera I'd ideally want 36 MP of detail. But I don't honestly expect it.

But also I think another aspect is in Manufacturers upping their quality based on competition.. when there are five fast 50mm lenses available or a mount how else are you going to stand out? One way is with optically 'better' lens formulas -- more resolution, less CA, edges at/near as sharp as center, faster aperture.. and the side effects are larger, heavier, and more expensive lenses.
The manufacturers are upping their game far more than they really need to because of the aforementioned zombies.
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especially since 80% of the posters in this thread won't even buy the new DFA* 50mm..
Hey, I resemble that comment.
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Yeah, in my case, it's knowing my needs and abilities. I've no business buying a lens like this. I hope I get to a point where I can "graduate" into a DA*55.
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That's like me, I'd like to buy the 55 1.4, but i can't come up with a reason why. I just don't shoot a style that requires a 1.4
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I'm saying I can't rationalize the cost. A lens that costs over a thousand dollars would be wasted on me. I would be much better off taking some classes or something like that. I have an M 50 1.4 that is acceptable, I believe my copy is in excellent condition, so if I really need that f-stop I've got it on the shelf.
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I cannot find a reason to buy the D FA*s either. Bah, reason. Who needs that?
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