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

Started May 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
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DAVID MANZE Veteran Member • Posts: 3,404
Re: Can Pentax make A Decent Lens? Ricoh have not fixed QC issues...

awaldram wrote:

rwl408 wrote:

The lens is cheap so get your expectation right. Also knowing how to get the most out of a lens helps.

Spot on and the easiest way to ensure price is wide 'acceptable latitude' it the same with electronic components good costs.

The problem is user A gets a great copy of cheap consumer tat and instead of thinking wow how lucky am I it suddenly the 'diamond in the rough' and everyone thinks cheap crxppy lens will give them the same IQ and consistency as a high ticket prime.

Reality suddenly hits when they buy cheap tatty lens and find guess what........

It's a cheap tatty lens and the rants start

I have a 28-80 Pz probably the worst lens ever made yet my copy will put the 16-45 to shame being sharper higher resolution less ca and faster to focus so what does that make the 28-80pz

It still the worst lens ever made and for every one like mine there probably a 1000 that show its true pedigree.

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Why  "cheap tatty lens"?   The idea of these lenses (DA 35 2.4/50 1.8)  is to bring affordable quality optics to those starting out on a budget, the construction is all plastic but the image quality is "not" compromised as both these lenses have shown.

All plastic construction would have been a more realistic description and less derogatory, these lenses have in well received by reviewers and users alike!

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