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REVIEW: Ricoh Riconar 55mm f/2.2

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-03-11

Ricoh Riconar 55mm f/2.2

Specs:

Lens:
55mm

Aperture:
f/2.2 to f/16
5 bladed aperure

Closest Focus:
0.8m (2.6ft)

Weight:
145g

Mount:
Pentax K

Covers:
Standard 35mm film size (24×36 mm negative)


Image quality


Analogue B&W film
Ricoh Riconar 55mm f/2.2
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f/2.2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Really nice!
Ricoh Riconar 55mm f/2.2
Ricoh Riconar 55mm f/2.2



Digital
Ricoh Riconar 55mm f/2.2
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f/2.2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Ricoh Riconar 55mm f/2.2
Ricoh Riconar 55mm f/2.2

Flare / Backlight
Ricoh Riconar 55mm f/2.2
Ricoh Riconar 55mm f/2.2


Glow at closest focus
Ricoh Riconar 55mm f/2.2
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f/2.2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16



Filming
Ricoh Riconar 55mm f/2.2



Sample
Ricoh Riconar 55mm f/2.2
Ricoh Riconar 55mm f/2.2
Ricoh Riconar 55mm f/2.2
Ricoh Riconar 55mm f/2.2
Ricoh Riconar 55mm f/2.2
Ricoh Riconar 55mm f/2.2



Build quality

Very plasticky and will not endure much physical abuse.
Lens mount is metal.


Conclusion

Fairly good image quality when it comes to sharpness and how it renders.
Glow can be a problem and this gets worse the closer you focus.
And this can be quite bad at closest focus.

Most of the lens exterior is plastic.


Thumbs up:
Image quality
Bokeh / Flare
Lightweight


Thumbs down:
Plasticy
Closest Focus: 0.8m (2.6ft)
Glow, espacally at closer focus


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Technical Info

Analogue B&W film
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: AGFA CINEREX (X-ray film)
Developer: Kodak D76

Digital
Canon 500D with lens mount adapter
Auto White Balance and ISO 100

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