Question about A16 zoom

Started Jul 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
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MISTERX
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Question about A16 zoom
Jul 18, 2012

I would like to get an A16 lensor in a near future.

I made a search for reviews in the net and the three pages I found all mention a decentered unit.

Is it normal? I mean, the lens and sensor perfectly mached is one of the arguments of the benefits of the lensor design idea, but it finally means "decentered".

If people who receive a lensor for testing get one decentered I can not imagine what I am going to purchase myself.

I have entered recently in the Ricoh stable, I bought a GXR Body+P10+VF-2 viewfinder and the GXR M mount module arrived yesterday.

The camera system is light. also the possibility to change from autofocus srl like to the M mount system looks interesting.
I do not know if I am going to succeed with a manual lens camera system only.

As the P10 unit is convenient for fast family foto and macro for internet propouses, but the noise in low light is another thing.

I would like to have a module for fast foto, autofocus , not heavy as the SRL but with enought quality.

The 5D was so heavy last vacations but the ricoh I used only for a week is light and small. an A16 looks the
I wonder if the A16 Zoom is something I can trust on.

All Ricoh gear I bougth was second hand except the M mount module. I do not know if I can trust on a second hand A16 module or even if a new one is going to arrive "centered".

Of course I can buy a unit and sell it if not good but sincerelly I do not like to pass my troubles to other person.
How can I assure that I have a good unit?
Thanks for your help and advice.

Canon EOS 5D
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