Category Archives: Pentax

Pentax D FA 50mm f/1.4 Lens Coming at CP+ 2017

Ricoh announced that the company is actively developing a new Pentax D FA 50mm f/1.4 lens.  They will exhibit the product currently under development at the world premiere show CP + 2017. The exhibition will start this Thursday and will end on February 26. The prime optic with bright aperture will be available in K-mount and for full-frame DSLR cameras.Continue Reading

Pentax KP DSLR camera additional coverage

Pentax KP is a new mid-level DSLR camera from Ricoh. Here is an additional coverage of the new model.. The new Pentax KP uses the same 5-axis ‘Shake Reduction II’ IBIS system found on the K-1. The camera features a high-sensitivity 24.32-megapixel sensor that provides a top ISO of 819,200. Let’s look at the first impressions of Ricoh’s announcement toContinue Reading

Pentax KP vs Canon 80D Comparison

Here is a quick comparison table of the Pentax KP vs Canon 80D mid-range DSLR cameras with APS-c sized image sensors. The Canon EOS 80D features a 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor powered by DIGIC 6 processor. Alongside the 45 all cross-type point AF system it has native ISO 100-16,000 range and fast 7fps burst shooting. The Pentax KP comes with a high-sensitivity 24.32-megapixel sensor. The CMOSContinue Reading

Ricoh unveils Pentax KP with new 24MP sensor and 5-axis IBIS

Ricoh has announced the Pentax KP with a new shake reduction system and ‘high sensitivity’ APS-c sensor. The follow-up to the K-3 II, mid-level DSLR comes with a high-sensitivity 24.32-megapixel sensor. The new CMOS sensor provides a top ISO of 819,200. The Pentax KP uses the same 5-axis ‘Shake Reduction II’ IBIS system found on the K-1 full-frame model. The bodyContinue Reading

Pentax KP Specs and Images Leaked

The first specifictions list and product images for the Pentax KP DSLR camera have been leaked. According to our previous report, Ricoh’s new camera to be announced at the CP+ 2017 Show in February. Pentax KP camera will feature a new generation 24.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. It will have a 5-axis in-body image stabilization technology. The PRIME IV image processorContinue Reading

Pentax M-E Mirrorless Camera Coming with APS-C Sensor

Ricoh Imaging is allegedly working on a new Pentax M-E mirrorless camera with APS-c size image sensor. The information comes from a Japanese Magazine claiming that a potential Pentax M-E camera is on the horizon. This will not be Pentax’s first mirrorless camera. Ricoh announced the Q-Series mirror model back in 2011. The Pentax Q was the world’sContinue Reading

Pentax KP DSLR camera scheduled for CP+ 2017

Ricoh is rumored to unveil a new Pentax KP DSLR camera at the CP+ 2017 Show in February. The company has just registered the new model at the Indonesian telecommunication agency. At first glance we have to say this is a different naming scheme. This will probably be an APS-C DSLR model. Unfortunately we don’t knowContinue Reading

Zhongyi Announces Mitakon 20mm F/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens

Zhongyi Optics has released a new compact full-frame Super Macro Lens named as Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5x. The Mitakon 20mm F/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens features a high reproduction ratio up to 4.5:1. It is available for Sony A-mount and E-mount, Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Micro Four Thirds and Fuji X mounts. The lens is very compactContinue Reading

Mitakon Zhongyi Optics CREATOR 135mm f/2.8 II lens now available

Mitakon Zhongyi Optics CREATOR 135mm f/2.8 II lens is now in stock and shipping. The telephoto prime lens were announced a months ago. The bright telephoto prime model features an updated optical design. It consists of one extra-low dispersion element which helps to markedly reduce chromatic aberrations. The Mitakon Zhongyi Optics CREATOR 135mm f/2.8 II lens comes in Nikon,Continue Reading

Pentax K-3 and K-50 Firmware Updates Released

Ricoh Imaging released the new firmware for its Pentax K-3 and K-50 digital SLR cameras. Firmware version 1.30 for Pentax K-3 and version 1.10 for Pentax K-50 improves stability for general performance.  HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mmF4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE lens also enabled to shoot stable. You can find details and download the firmware update from the linksContinue Reading