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10-30-2014, 02:20 PM   #1
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Ricoh Imaging Expands PENTAX K-mount Lens Line-up with Versatile 16-85mm With the new

News update from the official Pentax website:

Denver, Colorado October 29th, 2014 RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is pleased to announce the launch of the HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR. Designed for use with PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras, this interchangeable zoom lens is the newest addition to the K-mount series and will provide photographers with a new, high-quality lens option for capturing cutting edge imagery in virtual...

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Finally something to replace my 16-50/2.8 DA* !!
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It'll be interesting to see how this one performs versus the 18-135. I'm guessing they'll decommission the 18-135 now that this is out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffshaddix Quote
It'll be interesting to see how this one performs versus the 18-135. I'm guessing they'll decommission the 18-135 now that this is out.
I will be interested to see how it stacks up IQ wise. However, I don't think they will decommission 18-135mm as it still is a decent zoom lens in its class.

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QuoteOriginally posted by aleonx3 Quote
I will be interested to see how it stacks up IQ wise. However, I don't think they will decommission 18-135mm as it still is a decent zoom lens in its class.
I suppose you're right, market demand will be the final say with that regard.
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