Single focus lenses 2017


RobL

Link Posted 23/06/2016 - 20:34
The 2016-7 roadmap shows four new single focus lenses in 2017, ultra wide-angle, large aperture wide angle, standard and medium telephoto, plus a fisheye zoom. Sound familiar? Replacements/updates for the venerable FA Limited range? I have been thinking of adding one or two but would it be worth holding off until next year? They would hopefully be of the same quality but with updated focusing and WR and new coatings and at the price of these lenses I am only doing it once.

JAK

Link Posted 23/06/2016 - 21:11
There's not a lot of detail on it yet so anyone's guess!
If it helps anyone here's the link to it:
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/products/lens/images/K_Mount_D_FA_Lens_Road...
John K

johnriley

Link Posted 23/06/2016 - 23:07
I'd be most interested in a fairly wide prime lens, perhaps about 20mm.
Best regards, John

theonenadeem

Link Posted 24/06/2016 - 18:59
I do not see the important "AW" or " WR" in the lens description.
Time yet for clarification or

To inform Ricoh of our thoughts.

Regards.

RobL

Link Posted 25/06/2016 - 07:59
theonenadeem wrote:
I do not see the important "AW" or " WR" in the lens description.
Time yet for clarification or

To inform Ricoh of our thoughts.

Regards.

That's because it is a generic description, without aperture or focal length either. And the map doesn't include the latest compact zoom so maybe there will be more surprises; seems to be the Ricoh way to give long range teasers and then new products out of the blue.
Last Edited by RobL on 25/06/2016 - 08:02

MrCynical

Link Posted 02/07/2016 - 00:13
Going by the example of the 16-35 and 24-70, the wide angle / normal / medium telephoto lenses will probably be the Tamron 35mm f1.8, 45mm f1.8 and 85mm f1.8 respectively (given the same weather sealing and Pentax rebadging as the zooms).

RobL

Link Posted 03/07/2016 - 17:48
johnriley wrote:
I'd be most interested in a fairly wide prime lens, perhaps about 20mm.[/quot[quote:3496ace15f="johnriley"]I'd be most interested in a fairly wide prime lens, perhaps about 20mm.

johnriley wrote:
I'd be most interested in a fairly wide prime lens, perhaps about 20mm.

I am with you there John, I am looking for a wide FF lens for landscape; considering the new 15-30mm but it won't take filters and anyway a prime would be much lighter.
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