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REVIEW: Ricoh XR Rikenon 50mm f/2

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-03-08

Ricoh XR Rikenon 50mm f/2

Specs:

Lens:
50mm

Aperture:
f/2 to f/16
6 bladed aperure

Closest Focus:
0.6m (2ft)

Weight:
170g

Mount:
Pentax K

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


Image quality


Analogue B&W film
Ricoh XR Rikenon
                            50mm f/2
Download full size image. Here (up to 5mb)
f/2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Really nice!
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon 50mm
                                                          f/2
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon 50mm
                                                          f/2


Digital
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon 50mm
                                                          f/2
Download full size image. Here (up to 5mb)
f/2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon 50mm
                                                          f/2
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon 50mm
                                                          f/2

Flare / Backlight
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon 50mm
                                                          f/2
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon 50mm
                                                          f/2



Filming
Ricoh XR
                                              Rikenon 50mm f/2



Sample
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon 50mm
                                                          f/2
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon 50mm
                                                          f/2
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon 50mm
                                                          f/2



More sample images can be found at:
http://www.sample-image.com/ricoh-xr-rikenon-50mm-f2/



Build quality

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


Conclusion

Lens that don't disappoint in image quality.
Very sharp and renders very well at all apertures.
Bokeh can sometimes look a bit harsh but mostly happy with it.

Most of the lens exterior is plastic so the feel is not very good.


Thumbs up:
Image quality
Bokeh / Flare


Thumbs down:
Plasticy


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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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