Pentax marketing: Really crappy sample images of Limited lenses

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pixelsmithy Contributing Member • Posts: 540
Pentax marketing: Really crappy sample images of Limited lenses
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I preface this by saying that if I had to choose between a company that had crappy marketing and superb engineering vs a company that had superb marketing and crappy engineering I would certainly take the former... but I continue to be amazed at how poor the Ricoh/Pentax marketing is. Case in point:

Here is a page with 4 Limited lenses. Take a look at the Sample Images shown for each of the 4 lenses: http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/products/lens_cmp2/page04.html (the link goes to the 70mm f/2.4, but you can change the URL to page03, page02, page01 (or simply click the link for the other lenses on the page). All are uniformly BLAH.

A better way to judge what a lens can do is to go to the Pentax Photo Gallery and click the "Cameras and Lenses" link in the upper right hand corner. Select the lens you want to look at (ignore the cameras, unless you want to limit your search to a particular body) and click the GO button.

The images of the lenses themselves on the page are gorgeous. The sample images? Not so much.

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