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01-31-2019, 03:49 PM - 1 Like   #1
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roadmap updated

updated to include newly released lenses, release wording changed on 85 and 70-200?

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/products/lens/images/K_Mount_Lens.pdf

01-31-2019, 04:05 PM   #2
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The only thing I'd like to see added to the roadmap would be a 400mm lens. I'm not sure about the wording on the 85 and 70-200, what's on there is what I've always heard. Ricoh did say the 85 was pushed back for the 50.
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So, perhaps two more lenses this year? The 70-200/4 in the first half and the 85 in the second half? Really want to see how the 70-200 compares to a modified baffle 60-250.
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What does the red lines represent?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wild Mark Quote
What does the red lines represent?
I think they still don't know (or don't want to tell) if it will be ★ lens or not, so they don't know it if should be green or yellow, so it's red

QuoteOriginally posted by clickclick Quote
So, perhaps two more lenses this year? The 70-200/4 in the first half and the 85 in the second half? Really want to see how the 70-200 compares to a modified baffle 60-250.
Or more, if there will be some suprices like 35 f2 (if we can call it new lens)
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QuoteOriginally posted by MatKus Quote
I think they still don't know (or don't want to tell) if it will be ★ lens or not, so they don't know it if should be green or yellow, so it's red
Ah excellent - thanks
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So, perhaps two more lenses this year? The 70-200/4 in the first half and the 85 in the second half? Really want to see how the 70-200 compares to a modified baffle 60-250.
I think the big difference will be with respect to auto focus. I imagine the 70-200 f4 will have at least a DC motor and will be significantly faster to lock and track (and more reliable) than the 60-250. I guess we'll see about things like focus breathing, but the 70-200 f2.8 has a lot of that so not sure it would be much different.

Otherwise, I think the 60-250 seems to do pretty well, even on full frame after modification.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
I think the big difference will be with respect to auto focus.
That's a really good point I honestly wasn't thinking of. I have a 60-250 with the modified baffle, and love it on my K-1 (and of course on my K3II). I like the modified 60-250 so much it's hard to imagine giving it up, but I'm not shooting anything fast moving with it. For those subjects, I grab my 55-300 PLM, but that obviously doesn't do much good on the K-1. Eliminating the focus breathing would be nice too. It will be good to see this lens added to our choices.

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It will be interesting to see if the can match the 60-250 on the charts. I've found it to be an excellent landscape and general purpose lens, and to me, the 60 vs 70 would be the same as the 16-18 for the 16-85 vs 18-135, that's going to save a lot of lens changes.
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I was hoping to see more information about the roadmapped ultrawide prime. If I'm lucky Ricoh will prioritize compact size and easy filter use, for situations where the large 15-30 is impractical.


I tried the Samyang 24/1.4 but gave up after receiving 2 bad copies. That lens is a quality control nightmare.
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Fast 30 ish prime is in distant future, but so is wider (perhaps 20 mm?) prime.

That 20 ish mm lens is what I'm waiting along with 85.
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85mm 1.4 FTW
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QuoteOriginally posted by repaap Quote
Fast 30 ish prime is in distant future, but so is wider (perhaps 20 mm?) prime.
I think there is a case for the FF equivalent to the DA 15 mm f 4.0 limited. I have the 15-30 mm lens and it is really good lens (I use it for home interiors and architecture) but something like a 21 mm f 4.0 would help to make the K-1 more practical travel camera. 21 mm for me makes a dramatic landscape perspective whilst the f 4.0 would enable significant compactness.
I have the 24 mm F 3.5 which is a nice lens but it does show its age in the K-1.
The new 35mm f2.0 seems like a nice makeover to an old lens that is obviously still in demand.
Ricoh's slow release schedule allows time for development of stellar lenses and it also gives us time to save up for our next purchase!
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QuoteOriginally posted by BROO Quote
I think there is a case for the FF equivalent to the DA 15 mm f 4.0 limited. I have the 15-30 mm lens and it is really good lens (I use it for home interiors and architecture) but something like a 21 mm f 4.0 would help to make the K-1 more practical travel camera. 21 mm for me makes a dramatic landscape perspective whilst the f 4.0 would enable significant compactness.
I have the 24 mm F 3.5 which is a nice lens but it does show its age in the K-1.
The new 35mm f2.0 seems like a nice makeover to an old lens that is obviously still in demand.
Ricoh's slow release schedule allows time for development of stellar lenses and it also gives us time to save up for our next purchase!
I also have 15-30, I'd love to have something between 18-21 mm prime to have FF wide fun. So next time when traveling, or trying to be discreet like street shooting, I could just throw it on my camera and have a go. 15-30 will be noticed, unless you are in big city where no one cares.
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Yeah, the 70-200 F4 will be nice so I don't have to carry the 2.8 beast.
But after that, a sharp, WR, 21mm prime would be next on the priority list. But since I would want it partly for astrophotography, I'd prefer something faster than F4.
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