Ricoh GR LENS A12 50mm f/2.5 MACRO Camera Unit, 12 Megapixel

SKU: IRC5025 MFR: 170393

About Ricoh 50mm F/2.5

The fundamental lens for photography. 50 mm fixed-focal-length lens
The GR LENS A12 50mm lens. Part of its appeal is that it gives a natural visual field with an angle of view nearly the same as the human eye.

GR LENS A12 50 mm is also a macro lens. The photographer can enjoy close-up photography to a maximum magnification of 1/2x and, from a wide open aperture setting, obtain images with excellent sharpness and high contrast and resolution to the edge.

New system enables higher dimension of optical performance
Making good use of the new system's advantage of not having to accommodate back focal length, Ricoh was able to design the refractive capabilities of each element in a more efficient and practical manner. This lens achieves a superior level of edge-to-edge resolution and image quality unimaginable for its small size.

In addition, there is little vignetting so richly luminous, natural-form bokeh extends to the edge. The floating structure corrects various types of aberrations that tend to occur in close-up photography. Even at the minimum shooting distance, this lens gives excellent definition and sharpness worthy of the GR LENS name.

Beautiful bokeh and imaging power. 23.6 mm × 15.7 mm CMOS sensor
Even with the focal length unchanged, the larger the image sensor, the richer the bokeh that can be obtained. GR LENS A12 50 mm uses a 23.6 mm × 15.7 mm CMOS sensor, which is capable of making full use of superior GR LENS optical performance. With the low level of color and frame aberrations even near the edge of the image, refined bokeh can be enjoyed with the aperture wide open, and stopping down gives comfortably crisp resolution. In addition, the wide dynamic range and resolving power of the approximately 12.30 million effective pixels enhance the reproducibility of details and delicate tonal nuances. The result is high image quality that is more than adequate for large-format prints

Maximum 1/2x magnification for full-fledged close-up photography
The minimum shooting distance is approximately 7 cm from the front of the lens.

Beautifully shoot and relive the excitement. High definition (HD) movie function
GR LENS A12 50 mm can shoot HD movies. Image size is 1280×720, aspect ratio 16:9, and frame rate 24 frames/second. Utilizing the high sensitivity (maximum ISO 3200) and the bokeh enabled by the F2.5 aperture and the large image sensor, it is possible to create impressive movies with a different feel than those of standard video cameras. The GXR body has an HDMI connector, and for large-screen viewing of the movies shot, the GXR can be connected to TVs supporting HDMI.

Manual focus ring provided. Superior operability
When MF is selected as the focus setting, quick and intuitive focusing is possible using the focus ring

Ricoh 50mm F/2.5 Features

  • The fundamental lens for photography. 50 mm fixed-focal-length lens
  • New system enables higher dimension of optical performance
  • Maximum 1/2x magnification for full-fledged close-up photography
  • Aspect ratio setting allows selection of 16:9, 4:3, 3:2, or 1:1.
  • Beautifully shoot and relive the excitement. High definition (HD) movie function
  • Playback zoom (maximum 16x) makes it easy to check focus.
  • Continuous shooting at approx. 30frames/second (picture quality: 1280x854).
  • Shooting capacity with GXR body attached: approx. 320 images.

Ricoh 50mm F/2.5 Specifications

Effective Pixels
Approximately 12.3 million
Image Sensor
23.6 mm × 15.7 mm CMOS (total pixels: approx. 12.9 million)
Focal Length
33mm (35 mm format equivalent: 50mm)
f/2.5 - f/22
(ND filter used for apertures of f/22 in auto shooting mode)
Focus Range
from lens: Normal shooting: Approx. 30 cm -infinity,
Macro shooting: Approx. 7cm - infinity (maximum magnification 1/2x)
9 elements in 8 groups (1 aspherical lens element with 2 surfaces)
Digital Zoom
4.0× digital zoom (3.6x for movies), 5.9× auto resize zoom (VGA)
Focus Mode
Contrast AF-based multi and spot AF; MF; Snap; infinity (focus lock and AF-assist)
Shutter Speeds
Photographs: 180 - 1/3200 s (upper and lower limits vary according to shooting and flash mode)
Movies: 1/30 - 1/2000 s
Exposure Control: Metering
TTL-CCD metering in multi (256-segment), center-weighted, and spot modes with autoexposure lock
Exposure Control: Mode
Program AE, aperture priority AE, manual exposure, shutter priority AE, move target function
Exposure Compensation
Manual (+4.0 to -4.0 EV in increments 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV)
Auto bracketing (-2 EV to +2 EV in increments 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV)
ISO sensitivity
AUTO, AUTO-HI, ISO200,ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600, ISO3200
White Balance
Auto / Multi-P AUTO / Outdoors / Cloudy / Incandescent Lamp / Fluorescent Lamp /Manual Settings / Detail; white balance Bracketing
Range (built-in flash): Approx. 20 cm - 3.0 m (ISO auto)
Shooting Mode
Auto / program shift / aperture priority / shutter priority / manual /scene (movie, portrait, sports, landscape, nightscape, skew correction) / "My Settings"
Continuous Mode
Number of pictures shot in Continuous (Picture Size: RAW): Noise Reduction off or on (Weak): 4 pictures, Noise Reduction on (Strong): 3 pictures
Number of pictures shot in M-Cont Plus (1 set): HI (1280 × 854): 30 pictures (24 Frames/Sec), LO (4228 × 2848): 15 pictures (3 Frames/Sec)
Picture Quality
Image Size (Pixels)
Photographs: 16:9: 4288×2416, 3456×1944?16:9/
4:3:3776×2832, 3072×2304, 2592×1944, 2048×1536, 1280×960, 640×480/
3:2: 4288×2848, 3456×2304/
1:1: 2848×2848, 2304×2304/
Movies (24 Frames/Sec): 1280x720, 640 x 480,320 x 240
Battery Life
Based on CIPA standard, DB-90: approx. 320 shots
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Camera unit only: 2.70" x 2.25" x 2.80" / 68.7 mm × 57.9 mm × 71.3 mm (including the lens barrel; Excluding the connector)
When mounted on the camera body 4.49" x 2.75" x 3.00" / 113.9 mm × 70.2 mm × 77.1 mm (including the lens barrel)
Camera unit only: 9.2 oz / 263 g (not including the lens cap or Connector cap)
When mounted on the camera body: 15 oz / 423 g (not including the Battery, memory card, neck strap, connector cap, or lens cap)
Operating Enviroment
Operating temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C
Operating humidity: 85% or less
Storage temperature: -20 °C to 60 °C

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