The S version, however, could be on its way out. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Don’t ask me how many 50mm/55mm lens there are in my little collection…. Curved pole, title given by Jason Colodney. But if you really need to shoot nearer than 0.6m, you could use close up filters, an extension ring or a macro reversing ring. Thanks Cam, it’s a great lens. And I also did washing of the lens barrel, FR and AR. Lens Love is an ongoing series of posts about the vintage lenses I’ve used and loved most. The dry technical data and 100% corner crops of brick walls can be found elsewhere. You can use them to display text, links, images, HTML, or a combination of these. Copyright © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Public housing in Singapore. In the present instance, 4/5 of a turn, mark. Carefully slide out the AR, taking care not to lose the small ball bearing that provides the click stop (found in many lenses except Nikkors, not sure if there are others). This page was last updated: 14-Nov 06:45. I usually do the “out-the-window” method, pointing the camera to infinity, and turning the FRH to fix the position of the 3 helicoids at infinity. mount it onto your camera, and do the infinity calibration. … E2, front OU housing and E3 (fixed to the OU housing). There’s an f/1.7 version that came as the kit lens on some of the later Ricoh bodies too, but it’s no better than the f/2 in my opinion. Finally, for the skinflints like me, these Rikenons can be had for less than £20 all day long, if you’re patient, less than £10. Due to the fact that lens has 6-bladed aperture, the subjects located outside the depth of field may be shown which the nuts-effect in the bokeh. The XR Rikenon 50mm f/2 was introduced in 1978 when Ricoh released its PK mount camera XR500 (then priced at ¥39,800 probably ~ $400 with standard lens), a budget SLR of modest specification and cheap. Still on the subject of nice bokeh and OOF character, I like this a lot. With my Sony A7 in hand, I did some casual shooting and am quite pleased with the results. My SMC Pentax-M 50/1.7, for example, needs eight clicks to go from wide open to f/8. I got mine from a local junk yard in September 2016 in poor shape. At this point you will want to study the rear connections before proceeding. The present lens is of metal construct, with engraved distance and aperture markings. Plus as they’re Pentax K mount, the film and digital body options made by Pentax alone are vast. I remember peeking at this camera at a shop back in my little town, unable to afford this. At this point. On the inside, there are 2 pairs of “dimples”; the outer pair removes the front OU from the lens body, and the inner pair is the retainer to E1. I usually would take a few more measurements, some mentally, before I remove the HK. I can’t tell. Intentionally I think, and very cleverly, Ricoh enhanced the assured feel by making it only full stops. Clean them all, hydrogen peroxide to remove fungus, alcohol to clean and dry. Don’t hesitate to add one to your collection if you have the chance! What initially seemed weaknesses turned into pluses. Showing that the lens has significant barrel distortion. Use a sucker to remove E6, and E4/E5. C $79.66. Go ahead and click on that link, if you will. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Mine is the non-XR, non-P version - a simple Rikenon 50mm F2, which makes it one of the most basic models from Ricoh. Coming from the rear, remove the 4 screws holding the bayonet, and lift off the bayonet mount. (Exc+5) Ricoh XR Rikenon 50mm F2 L MF Standard Prime Lens from japan #358. Some Japanese web pages stated that this lens (MFD 0.45m) and the version immediately after, the XR Rikenon 50mm f/2 L (MFD 0.6m) were made by Tomioka (富岡光学), a maker of considerable repute, while the later versions (the XR Rikenon 50mm f/2 S, P and the plain Rikenon without XR) were made by Nitto Optics (日東光学). At this point immediately mark the infinity positions of BH (index line), FRH and OUH. Perhaps not so please with the barrel distortion. Yes I’m talking to you again Pentax-A lenses!

Buy It Now. ( Log Out /  While this lens is nice, I don’t think it stands out if placed against such lens as the 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor (any version except E), or 50mm f/1.7 MC/MD, or 50mm f/1.7 AR, …, the list goes on. The camera is probably beyond repair. I really, really like the bokeh of these lenses wide open, and the sharp areas are plenty crisp for my needs. A lot of plastic, “only” f/2, “only” full stops on the aperture ring, and a minimum focus of “only” 0.6m. I am an engineer by training, I enjoy photography, love listening to music, and am addicted to scuba diving; hence the nick diediemustdive. Then I tried it on my NEX, and got a lucky “right place right time” shot of a robin with the Rikenon wide open at f/2 that remains one of my favourite ever images I’ve made. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. Re-install the rest of the lens following the reverse of the disassembly process, up to the point of FR and filter ring, don’t install them yet. My curiosity was piqued. 2mm in this case. At this stage I usually remove the front OU. I actually have a Pentax M 50mm f1.7 as well as the Ricoh I mentioned, along with a 'RIKENON 1:2 50mm' (from the lens front). From what I remember, optically it was very good, but it felt pretty cheap compared to something like a Takumar or Pentax-M. You can get basic data of this lens from the Pentax Forum Ricoh XR Rikenon 50mm f/2.0. It is of simple construct, baffle and holes. What I’m more interested in is what specifically about a lens makes me love using it, and why I believe you should try one too. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Alcohol or acetone required, and with a firm hand unscrew the retainer. What I love about the Rikenon is that it’s small, very light and focusing is fast! The long lever does the actual coupling with the AU.

This design is used for many slower normal lenses, including the 50mm f/1.8 Nikon Lens Series E, Olympus OM 50mm f/1.8, Konica AR Hexanon 50mm f/1.7, etc.

The expansive use of plastic make it very light – around 135g. Pre-Owned.

Next turn the FRH to the left, counting revolutions and watching out for separation point. At right is the stop-down lever, at the bottom is where the lever (in previous photo) couples with the AU.

One Japanese blogger did that; perhaps you would visit his blog to see if you agree that the Rikenon is worthy of such accolade.

I gad a Cosina 50mm for a while, I think it was either f/1.8 or f/2. I am not a brick shooter, so no bricks, and no shooting into harsh lighting to see CA, or any of that kind of technical analysis.

Amounts shown in italicized text are for items listed in currency other than Canadian dollars and are approximate conversions to Canadian dollars based upon Bloomberg's conversion rates. Then place the cleaned and greased OUH into the FRH at the separation point, and carefully find the reentry point, and return the OUH back to the infinity point. When I first worked on this lens, I was just started out in lens repair. Pause and study the AU and the stop-down mechanism, from the front.
Which would you say is best between those two 50mm lenses? Again a decent, well build lens. Is it a poor-man’s Summicron? […] Lens Love #3 – Ricoh Rikenon 50mm f/2 PK […], […] Lens Love #3 – Ricoh Rikenon 50mm f/2 PK […]. The convention used in this post is the camera is at the right, lens pointed to the left. Change ). Sony A7, XR Rikenon 50mm f/2. Please share this post with others you feel will enjoy it too. Once you have examined the setup, you may remove the screws to the HK and remove the HK.
(LEICA Summicron R 50 mm f2.0と XR Rikenon 50 mm f2.0比較 View cart for details. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. The first photograph in this post, the robin photograph, and the tap shot below, were all shot wide open at f/2. What lens would you recommend in Pentax K mount? HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW sample gallery updated Apr 27, 2019 Pentax 11-18mm F2.8 DA* sample gallery Sometimes I love a faulty lens even more, as it’s even more unlikely to make something beautiful, then surprises me when it does! And to be certain, the extension of the OUH from the rear of the barrel. The front OU (3/3), set it aside for cleaning. C $69.00; Buy It Now +C $28.00 shipping; Ricoh XR6 Camera, 50mm Rikenon 1:2 Prime Lens. Thanks for reading. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. E1 is the first element counting from the front of the lens (left most), and E4/E5 signifies a cemented group. Have you tried a Rikenon 50/2? A very satisfying venture! Ricoh XR-S Camera with Rikenon 50mm f2 Lens.

Some would scratch a line on the OUH. Someone gave me a faulty (unbeknownst to them, they were just offloading some old stuff) Ricoh KR-10 with this lens attached. Now the lens looks and operates as if it is new! Cost: 19.99$ (average market price $24.50) This is my second Rikenon 50mm prime. And was highly impressed with the photographs. Sony A7, XR Rikenon 50mm f/2. Making such notes as the position of the OUH block relative to the rear of the lens, for example. You can get basic data of this lens from the Pentax Forum Ricoh XR Rikenon 50mm f/2.0. Smooth handling, light weight, sharp and nice colors.

Amazing review, thanks a lot. It’s perfectly usable, and always slots in reassuringly to the next stop.

Ricoh XR Rikenon 50mm f/1.7 is a fast manual focus prime lens for SLR cameras. At the separation point, start the re-entry process, slowly and carefully find the reentry point, and counting revolutions, get the FRH back to infinity set point. Coming from the rear, there was clear sign of use of adhesive. ( Log Out /