Rocoh 3 new limited lenses...

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Re: Rocoh 3 new limited lenses...
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neokind wrote:

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" ?

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.

Not in my book. If I repaint my house or replace the oven, it doesn’t make the house ‘new.’ ‘Updated,’ perhaps. ‘Remodeled’ would be a massive stretch. ‘New’ is just plain false.

What? No, you still have an old house with new stuff, it didn't just come off the assembly line with new paint color or type and a new type of oven, if it did THEN I WOULD consider it the new model. Besides, yours isn't even an apples to apples comparison.

If I go buy a new car, and the it has new double glazed ultra quiet thermal window coatings and a redesigned transmission for smoother shifting, (my chosen equivalent of HD, SP and new AP Blades) then I still got the new model year of a new car as far as I'm concerned.

Especially more so if we are talking about mature products that have been around for a long time... then improvements by nature become incremental. Why screw up something that already works well? Look at the Volkswagen Beetle, the Mini or the MG for instance... heh.

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