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REVIEW: Ricoh XR Rikenon 35-70mm f/3.5 Macro

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-01-25

Ricoh XR Rikenon 35-70mm f/3.5 Macro

Specs:

Lens:
35-70mm

Aperture:
f/3.5 to f/22
6 bladed aperure

Closest Focus:
0.8m (3ft) + Macro at 35mm only.

Weight:
346g

Mount:
Pentax K

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


Image quality

Wide open:
Great sharpness
Very little corner softness

Great image quality at all apertures.

Analogue B&W film
Ricoh XR Rikenon
                            35-70mm f/3.5 Macro
Download full size image. Here (up to 5mb)
35mm

50mm

70mm
f/3.5f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22




Bokeh
35mm              
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro

Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro
               70mm
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro

Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro

Flare / Backlight
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro



Digital
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro
Download full size image. Here (up to 5mb)
35mm

50mm

70mm
f/3.5f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22




Bokeh
35mm              
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro

Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro
               70mm
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro

Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro

Flare
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro


Macro
Ricoh XR
                                            Rikenon 35-70mm f/3.5 Macro
Download full size image. Here (up to 5mb)
f/3.5f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22



Filming
Ricoh XR
                                              Rikenon 35-70mm f/3.5
                                              Macro



Sample
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro
Ricoh XR
                                                          Rikenon
                                                          35-70mm f/3.5
                                                          Macro



More sample images can be found at:
http://www.sample-image.com/ricoh-xr-rikenon-35-70mm-f3-5-macro/



Build quality

Really good and solid.
Have quite a good feel even if some parts like the aperture ring is plastic.


Conclusion

A surprisingly good lens!
Have nice image and build quality.

The closest focus is 0.8m which can be a problem sometimes.
Macro function works very well and gives nice images but this works only in 35mm.


Thumbs up:
Image and build quality
Bokeh / Flare
Macro


Thumbs down:
Closest Focus: 0.8m (3ft)
Macro only
at 35mm



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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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