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    The new A16 zoom lens module announced!

    Looks like a useful zoom range starting at 24mm (35 equiv) -pity it is still standard kit zoom aperture of f3.5
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    16-55mm/3.5-5.5

    Better be priced at <$450
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    Quote Originally Posted by Armanius View Post
    16-55mm/3.5-5.5

    Better be priced at <$450
    Don't forget.
    1. It starts at 24mm, a useful moderate wide range for many uses, something not many standard zooms do.
    2. It has the excellent Sony 16 MP sensor, which should also allow for fast AF.
    3. Ricoh builds excellent glas.
    So all in all I expect this zoom to be a strong performer clearly beating DSLR kit zooms.


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    I don't think this will go in my bag as I'm now addicted to fast primes. I received my Leica 40mm f/2 yesterday and have begun to play with it today. I see a Leica 90mm f/2.8 and the Voigt 15 or 21mm in my near future. My 28mm module may go up for sale to help fund these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retow View Post
    Don't forget.
    1. It starts at 24mm, a useful moderate wide range for many uses, something not many standard zooms do.
    2. It has the excellent Sony 16 MP sensor, which should also allow for fast AF.
    3. Ricoh builds excellent glas.
    So all in all I expect this zoom to be a strong performer clearly beating DSLR kit zooms.
    I'd have preferred less zoom but faster lens, if a trade off is needed. I'd be happier with a 18-50/f2.8-3.5.

    I recently picked up a cheapo Sigma 18-50/2.8-4.5 for the K5. Slightly larger than the kit 18-55 and the DA18-135. But internal zoom, HSM motor, and OIS. That internal zoom thing is awesome.
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    Finally! It's about what I expected. But apparently the zoom is electronic, not manual. That's disappointing. Surely $650, like all of the other APS modules.
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    They say it is listed at same price as A12 module in Japan:


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    Looks like a NEX3 + 18-200 from the top!
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    I wonder why they chose to release a zoom/cannon...? Not like this is a compact zoom with OIS that would might appeal to the prosumer (okay, maybe a stretch). I would think that with Ricoh's existing user base, a new fast prime would have sold a whole lot better. I would definitely be on the hook for a 24mm, 35mm, 90mm prime, or even an updated 28 or 50 with the newer Sony sensor.
    Last edited by krugorg; February 2nd, 2012 at 01:34 PM.

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