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

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moving_comfort
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We don't want "Limited" to become "Vivitar Series 1"
In reply to KL Matt, 7 months ago

KL Matt wrote:

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.

Shades of the final Vivitar "Series 1" lenses that came out with that name... plastic afterthoughts that simply played off and sullied the once-great name.

I want to like the 20-40, and will wait for a few more reviews. Sample/batch variation is still a possibility.

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