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02-27-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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XR RIKENON ZOOM 1:4 70-150mm RICOH

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XR RIKENON ZOOM 1:4 70-150mm RICOH

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C$150 $125 $100 $90 $75

Item Location
Toronto (Canada)

Item Description
This is a rare Pentax mount manual focus lens that - in image quality - rivals the similar range DA* 50-135mm. It is one stop slower (f4), has

constant aperture, build in hood, manual focus (focus does not change while changing focal length), no A setting.

XR lenses from Ricoh are said to be the top shelf quality.

The lens is in excellent condition - in fact it does show very little (if any) signs of use.
There is no pin to worry about (RICOH XR lenses do not have them).

Comes with both caps (not original).

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Selling

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Worldwide

Shipping Charge
C$20

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You have one week after receiving item to ship back for full refund. No shipping refund. You are responsible for return shipping.

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02-28-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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Price drop.

It's an excellent lens for LX or KX, but I am not sure what to ask for it.

Make an offer.
03-01-2012, 04:46 PM   #3
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Price lowered for this "poor man's" or simply MF version of DA* 50-135. If you don't mind MF you won't be disappointed with this lens.

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03-02-2012, 04:56 PM   #4
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DA 70-150mm F4

Price lowered.

I've shot several comparison shots with this lens and the DA*50-135 at the same aperture of F4 at 70mm and 135mm (tripod, mirror locked, etc) and I found little if any difference in image color, contrast, sharpness and overall quality, even after pixel peeping.

I could not find any reviews of this lens on the net. The serial number is 108994, which likely means that it was from the first (and probably the last) 10,000 batch made.

Here is a more detailed description: Build quality is excellent. Both zoom and focus ring are nicely damped. All metal construction. Carved, not painted letters on the barrels. Except distances in feet, which are painted, but who measaures distances in feet these days (maaaybe some US folks ). Overal this lens shows workmanship quality that is long gone from today's standards. Maybe with the exception of Limiteds.

Mark my words:

Some day RICOH, which owns the lens formula (and the PENTAX now of course), will release this lens in AF and it will be a giant hit.


Then I will be the first to sell DA*50-135, buy DA 70-150/f4 and get a nice vacation package for the difference .[COLOR="Silver"]


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Lens specifications

I've had a question from a member regarding physical specifications of the lens.

Here they are according to my rough measurements:

Weight: 500 g
Length:12.5 cm
Barrel diameter 6 cm
Filter diameter: 52 mm
Min focus: 55 cm from the lens front (DA* 50-135 has 100cm)
Max. aperture f/4 (DA* 50-135 has... OK, you probably know that :ugh
Min. aperture: f/22
Number of blades: 8
Focusing extends the lens by 10 mm
Internal zoom (lens does not change length while zooming)


And yeah, focusing is quieter than SDM
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The sale fell thru due to me staying on vacation for too long (agggh).
The lens is therefore still available for sale.

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Price lowered to $75.
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$65 now

Last price drop before going to FleeBay
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