Lenstip tests the DA 20-40 F2.8-4 Limited lens!

Started Feb 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
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KL Matt
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Ransacking Pentax Limited brand for a quick buck
In reply to DAVID MANZE, Feb 9, 2014

If that's what Ricoh is all about, we're in trouble.

It's difficult to understand what else this could possibly be. Releasing a Limited that is a Limited in name, appearance, and price only without the optical quality to back that up is sabotage. I wonder if that decision won't come back to haunt them much sooner than they expected.

Hint: lots of us are here for the great optics. If that is no longer priority number one, Ricoh better hope they find a large, gullible horde of new users who are more interested in looks and monikers than fine optics and don't have any financial constraints to influence their buying decisions.

Good luck with that. Maybe Lenstip just got a bad sample, and the noticeably poor sharpness and contrast visible to the naked eye at f/4 is just an anomaly. Hope so! Other reviews will hopefully confirm or deny.


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