Can Pentax make A Decent Lens? Ricoh have not fixed QC issues...

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BobORama
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Re: Can Pentax make A Decent Lens? Ricoh have not fixed QC issues...
In reply to DAVID MANZE, 5 months ago

DAVID MANZE wrote:

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BTW. I'm not a hypochondriac; an optichondriac maybe! But it doesn't faze me, rather glass worries than health ones!

In the end, there is a proper way to test for centering.   Nobody has done that.   And to believe that one individual has some how cornered the market on decentered lenses is... unlikely.

In my original reply to the OP I accused him of having skewed the results by skeweing the optical axis of the lens so that the very shallow DoF at F/1.8 would cause the effect he saw.   But I backed off that and instead asked for the original photo.   So something like this:

With F/1.8 the DoF might be 10-15 feet, depicted in green in my exaggerated cartoon, so if you are not perfectly aimed normal to the walls, they will appear in focus on one side, and OOF on the other.

Also, when I see complaints about decentering, its ALWAY left to right.   Can you think of a mechanism where by the QC failure would result in a left / right differential in focus?   Of course not, decentering would likely not have any preference.   If anything you would see a top / bottom shift as gravity causes the front element to sag relative to the body of the lens / camera.

Or put another way, you can dismiss Occam's razor, but its cut through a lot of bull over the centuries.

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