Geeen ring, red ring, green ring


screwdriver222

Link Posted 07/02/2015 - 10:00
I thought the green rings on the lens barrel was being replaced with red ones. On the 2 lenses just released they are back to green.

I wondered if Ricoh/Pentax have changed there mind or is there some new methodology .

Any ideas

Jeff
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walkeja

Link Posted 07/02/2015 - 10:50
screwdriver222 wrote:
I thought the green rings on the lens barrel was being replaced with red ones. On the 2 lenses just released they are back to green.

I wondered if Ricoh/Pentax have changed there mind or is there some new methodology .

Any ideas

Jeff

For "methodology" read METHOD.

Jeff, "methodology" is the study of methods.
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Algernon

Link Posted 07/02/2015 - 10:53
It depends on who they get to do the painting and what paint he has in
the gun at the time...

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It used to be cheaper on a Saturday because they mixed together all the paint left over from jobs done in the week!

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Last Edited by Algernon on 07/02/2015 - 10:55

gwing

Link Posted 07/02/2015 - 10:56
walkeja wrote:
screwdriver222 wrote:
I thought the green rings on the lens barrel was being replaced with red ones. On the 2 lenses just released they are back to green.

I wondered if Ricoh/Pentax have changed there mind or is there some new methodology .

Any ideas

Jeff

For "methodology" read METHOD.



Jeff, "methodology" is the study of methods.

f you are going to be a pedant and call people on use of language when what they have written is commonly accepted usage, then at least be correct.

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Last Edited by gwing on 07/02/2015 - 10:58

johnriley

Link Posted 07/02/2015 - 11:22
Indeed, but pedantry apart, green seems to indicate SMC and red HD, so far at least. I suppose these are images of prototypes, so we'll see what the colour coding means when we have the first production lenses.
Best regards, John

screwdriver222

Link Posted 07/02/2015 - 12:15
Quote:
For "methodology" read METHOD.

Jeff, "methodology" is the study of methods.

I is a Janner, don't speak kreck inlish down yer

Jeff
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McGregNi

Link Posted 07/02/2015 - 12:15
But I understood that HD was really a replacement for SMC, ie incorporating it? Or are they still separate distinct coating aspects ... Not sure, do we have lenses designated 'SMC hd' ? Oh well, in any case, I assume there's some methodology in the madness ....
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walkeja

Link Posted 07/02/2015 - 17:08
gwing wrote:
walkeja wrote:
Quote:
I thought the green rings on the lens barrel was being replaced with red ones. On the 2 lenses just released they are back to green.

I wondered if Ricoh/Pentax have changed there mind or is there some new methodology .

Any ideas

Jeff

Thanks for proving me right


For "methodology" read METHOD.



Jeff, "methodology" is the study of methods.

f you are going to be a pedant and call people on use of language when what they have written is commonly accepted usage, then at least be correct.

Read, and learn link


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Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 07/02/2015 - 19:45
I much prefer the green - I hate that they started copying Canon with the red rings.
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gwing

Link Posted 07/02/2015 - 22:43
On reflection, given Pentax's penchant for playing with colours, it's quite amazing we don't have rainbow ones by now.

That was probably a bad thing to say, I hope nobody from Pentax marketing division is actually reading this or you can blame me later.

obione

Link Posted 08/02/2015 - 05:43
Pearlescent coating option on new HD Lenses possibly
gwing wrote:
On reflection, given Pentax's penchant for playing with colours, it's quite amazing we don't have rainbow ones by now.

That was probably a bad thing to say, I hope nobody from Pentax marketing division is actually reading this or you can blame me later.


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GlynM

Link Posted 08/02/2015 - 08:48
Some of my lenses, the Samsung re-badged Pentax lenses, have blue rings.

Glyn

robbiec

Link Posted 09/02/2015 - 11:57
According to Japanese review of HD150-450, Pentax is reverting to green ring to signify "growth and development, nature and fresh". From now on Green for standard, Gold for * lines.
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