rumor on new A16 M module

Discussion in 'Ricoh GXR Forum' started by krugorg, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
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  2. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    Not much chatter about this yet here. But the narrative seems to be that the A12 sensor is being discontinued by Sony, so Ricoh is forced to (eventually) upgrade all APS units to the A16. The GXR-Mount and upcoming APS zoom will both be using the A16. I have no idea what will happen to the current A12 28mm and 50mm - when they will be upgraded.

    I, too, hope there is a new A16 prime in 2012. A lot of people want a lot of different things, though. Me, I'd be happy with either a 21mm, 24mm or 75/85mm. Probably prefer the wide end, since with the GXR-Mount I can already easily replicate a 75mm prime.
     
  3. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Has anyone seen any further information about an A16 M module? The A12 M is unavailable but suppliers like B&H show no information about an A16. They still list the A12 as though they are expecting a shipment, same with Adorama and Amazon. I would hesitate to buy an A12 M if the A16 is just around the corner.
     
  4. buyhighselllow

    buyhighselllow SC Regular

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    I came across this information today on ebay when I was posting my A12 50mm

    Ricoh GXR A16 24 mm - 85 mm F/3.5-5.5 Lens For Ricoh
    Focal Length:Zoom
    Aperture:F/3.5-5.5
     
  5. Lightmancer

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  6. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    I searched Ebay for the A16 mentioned by BHSL but could not find it.
     
  7. Michael Penn

    Michael Penn SC Veteran

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    This is no more information as of now. RELAX
     
  8. buyhighselllow

    buyhighselllow SC Regular

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    when i was entering my GXR A12 info it prompts auto fill suggestions and that information was one of the options.
     
  9. buyhighselllow

    buyhighselllow SC Regular

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    here is a copy of that page it's the last item listed

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    Ricoh GXR 10.0 MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
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    Digital Zoom:4x
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    Weight:5.64 Oz.
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    Ricoh GXR & A12 mount 10.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ 28mm F/2.5 Lens)
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    Digital Zoom:4x
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    Weight:7.41 Oz.
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    Ricoh GXR & A12 mount 10.0 MP Digital SLR Camera (Kit w/ 50mm F/2.5 Macro Lens)
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    Digital Zoom:4x
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    Weight:9.27 Oz.
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    Ricoh GXR 10.0 MP Digital SLR Camera (Kit w/ Body & VF-2 Viewfinder Lens)
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    Digital Zoom:4x
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    Ricoh GXR 10.0 MP Digital SLR Camera (Kit w/ 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC module Lens)
    Camera Type:Digital SLR
    Optical Zoom:3x
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    Camera Resolution:10.0 MP
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    Ricoh GXR & P10 mount 10.0 MP Digital SLR Camera (Kit w/ 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6 VC Lens)
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    Digital Zoom:4x
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    Weight:5.64 Oz.
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    Ricoh GXR 10.0 MP Digital SLR Camera (Kit w/ Body & GF-1 Flash Lens)
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    Digital Zoom:4x
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    Ricoh GXR MOUNT A12 12.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black
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    Ricoh GXR A16 24 mm - 85 mm F/3.5-5.5 Lens For Ricoh
    Focal Length:Zoom
    Aperture:F/3.5-5.5
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  10. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

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    That A16 is the zoom lens that has already been announced.

    What the rumor was about, was a replacement for the A12 M Mount module.
     
  11. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    That is right, krugorg, But the A16 24-85 is interesting.