Topic: Anyone own a Ricoh/Rikenon 50mm f2 lens?
I read a review of manual lenses recently in a UK magazine called What Digital Camera (August Edition) and it rated this lens as the best in the group of lenses compared. I decided to search the web and got some comments that this is one of best 50mm lens ever made. I was surprised. I looked up my own database and found some info rating this lens 4.8 beating Leica R 50mm f2 and f1.2 rated at 4.5. To give you an idea of the rating scale, the Contax Planar 50mm and 85mm f1.4 is rated at 5.0. I don't have the source of the info. I just copied the lens test data into notepad. Sorry.
Also see this review:
http://www.markcassino.com/b2evolution/ … 1&pb=1
"Ricoh XR Rikenon 50mm f2 (K Compatible): This is rumored to be one of the sharpest lenses ever made for 35mm cameras. I bought an old, clunky, all metal version of this lens for $10 on eBay. I have yet to test it out."
I wonder can anyone back this up?
Last edited by stingOM (2007-08-10 20:21:06)