Rocoh 3 new limited lenses...

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DougOB
DougOB Senior Member • Posts: 2,207
Re: Rocoh 3 new limited lenses...

Benoz wrote:

neokind wrote:

Ergo607 wrote:

neokind wrote:

Benoz wrote:

Ricoh is offering a pre-order of three new lenses.

Nice!

HD PENTAX-FA 31mmF1.8 Limited

HD PENTAX-FA 43mmF1.9 Limited

HD PENTAX-FA 77mmF1.8 Limited

“New”

The difference from the legacy lenses is in the coating and aperture blade shape, right? Are there other changes? They haven’t been redesigned and optimized for digital sensors?

Please, let it go, this is getting tiring. There is no need to redesign the optical formula. The philosophy behind the Limiteds is to allow for some optical imperfections as to have a less plastic, more vibrant pop. While there may be sharper lenses out there, none have the character of the Limiteds...

Yes, I understand the design philosophy and owned good copies of the 31 and 77. Nice lenses, that captured some memorable images for me. My questions were genuine. Was anything else changed besides the coating and the aperture blade shape? If not, they’re still great lenses. But more rereleases than ‘new.’

Aren't the coating and the aperture blade shape enough changes for the lenses to be called "new" ?

Technically two coatings HD + SP   In any case a minor update is still an update.

The product pages on the Ricoh Japan web site mentions rounded aperture blades for the 31 and 43 but for the 77 it only refers to 9 blades?  Is this an omission on the web site or did they not do this for the 77?  The 77 already had excellent bokeh so it is possible that they felt there would be no advantage.  Just curious, not trying to generate rumours!

Cheers,

Doug

I don't own any but I might be tempted by the 77 f1.8.

I was hoping for a new 16-80 PLM or 18-135 PLM more than a prime limited.

Ben.

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