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Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and lens. The price and usability also get good comments. Many are critical about the focus.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the durability and image quality. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the price.

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Mar, 2020

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Ricoh GR Lens A12 50mm F2.5 Macro


Product not yet reviewed by PCMag editors.

If you're a fan of a normal angle lens, or interested in macro photography, the A12 50mm is a good choice for use with the GXR. If you'd prefer a wider field of view, consider the GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 ($649.00).

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Lars Rehm , Simon Joinson , Andrew Westlake (

Ricoh GXR/A12 50mm Review


This is the first of two reviews of the GXR; as each module is effectively a completely different camera we've decided to treat them as such and produce separate reviews. This review covers the GXR with the A12 50mm equiv f2.5 (12MP APS-C sensor)...

Very good detail and sharpness at base ISO Good dynamic range with smooth highlight roll-off Very good performance in low light, low noise levels and good retention of detail at the same time Excellent build quality and handling Compact dimensions (for...

Contrast detect AF slow, hunting and occasionally unreliable in anything but good light No image stabilization Battery life not great Comparatively low-spec video mode (720p but no manual controls, no focus, no external mic) Fastest shutter speeds not...

As we've mentioned previously in this review the Ricoh GXR's concept of interchangeable camera modules makes it a very unique proposition in today's digital camera world and therefore a little difficult to benchmark against other models. Viewed as a...

Mar, 2010


Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Ricoh GXR A12 28mm Review


The Ricoh A12 28mm is the fourth lens-sensor module for the revolutionary Ricoh GXR camera system, which combines the lens and sensor into a single interchangeable unit. The new A12 28mm unit combines a 28mm f/2.5 lens with a 6-group, 9-element...

The new A12 28mm camera unit should widen the appeal of the GXR system, offering a great combination of an APS-C sensor and a fast 28mm lens, but the sky-high price-tag may prove too much for most potential buyers. This is the first GXR module to both...

Dec, 2010

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Pentax SMC


Expert review by : Paal Jensen (

Pentax SMC A* Macro 200mm f/4 ED


I don't like to hype products, but the Pentax-A* 200/4 ED macro lens deserves its reputation. You do not need to take my word for it - the lens was recently (spring 1998) tested in a German photo magazine and found better than both the new Nikon 200/4 Mac

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Ricoh GXR digital camera with A12 lens unit


Ricoh's GXR allows you to swap the entire sensor as well as the lens

Excellent performance in dim lighting, very clear images, fast shot-to-shot performance, modular design

The focussing of the A12 lens unit was slow and inaccurate, can't change focus point, manually focusing is a chore

Jan, 2010

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Ricoh GXR A12 50mm f/2.5 macro review


It's not often that something completely new comes along in the digital camera market, but Ricoh's GXR unit camera system certainly fits into that category. Traditionally, cameras have either had fixed or interchangeable lenses but Ricoh has opted for...

The Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F/2.5 macro can take brilliant photos, but its auto-focus system is unreliable and painfully slow and it's far too expensive.

Mar, 2010

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Pentax SMCP 67 Macro 135mm f/4.0


Very versatile lens. One of the best for Pentax 67II.

The best for portraits - short depth of field. Very good for landscapes. With extension tubes 1:1 macro.


Jan, 2010

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Pentax SMCP 67 Macro 135mm f/4.0


One of the best performing P67 optics and one of my most used lenses. Very versatile and though optimized for closer duty, it's not bad for general purpose use beyond f8. Sharp, contrasty and snaps in and out of focus nicely. A little sharp for 35/over...

Quick, sharp, solid

Only goes about 1:3 but that's been enough for everything I do anyway.

Nov, 2002

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Pentax SMCP 67 Macro 135mm f/4.0


A "must" lens from Pentax 67 lineup if best possible quality of production is desired. In my set of lenses (45 mm, 55-100mm zoom, 135 mm macro) it nicely fits the long end. Good value.

Exellent sharpness, fine manufacturing

short depth of field (even @ f/32)

Dec, 2000

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