Category Archives: Pentax

Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW Lens Announced, Price $1,199

Ricoh Imaging officially announced the new Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens. This is the first Star-series lens developed under Pentax’s renewed performance evaluation criteria. This large-aperture, standard lens assures exceptional image quality with minimal aberrations. The HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW Lens from Pentax is a standard length prime lens with a bright maximum aperture thatContinue Reading

Pentax K-1 Mark II Firmware Update Ver1.02 Released

Ricoh released firmware update version 1.02 for the Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR camera. Version 1.02 brings ‘Improved stability for general performance’. Pentax K-1 Mark II camera comes with a newly incorporated accelerator unit with the PRIME IV imaging engine to achieve high-speed operation and excellent noise-reduction. As a result the ISO range has also been extended upContinue Reading

Ricoh GR III and Pentax K-3 III Cameras are On the Horizon

Ricoh GR III and Pentax K-3 III cameras are on the horizon. In a recent interview with DPReview, several executives from Ricoh confirmed that Ricoh GR III and Pentax K-3 III are on their way but the announcement dates of these products are unclear. As we have posted earlier that the Ricoh GR III announcementContinue Reading

Ricoh GR III to be Announced at Photokina 2018 in September

Ricoh is rumored to announce a new Ricoh GR III camera at the 2018 Photokina show in September. The popular premium series compact was announced back in June 2015 and is currently on backorder at B&H and Adorama. The high-end model would be the replacement of Ricoh GR II. Ricoh has a schedule of this product and introduce a new version almostContinue Reading

HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/4 lens coming in Spring 2019

Ricoh published two updated Pentax K-mount lens roadmaps. The updated Pentax K-mount lens roadmap reveals the new HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/4 lens. The first lens to be released this Spring will be the Pentax 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW. Ricoh users will meet the wide-angle zoom Pentax 11-18mm f/2.8ED DC AW in Summer of 2018. The other lenses scheduled forContinue Reading

Phottix announces Odin II TTL trigger for Pentax

The Phottix Odin II TTL Flash Triggering System is now available for Pentax cameras. Developed and tested in conjunction with Pentax engineers at Ricoh Imaging in Japan, the Odin II for Pentax bring the power and control of the award-winning Odin and Indra systems to Pentax users. The Phottix Odin II for Pentax is compatible with the Phottix ecosystemContinue Reading

Pentax K-1 Mark II camera announced with ISO 819,200

Pentax K-1 Mark II camera officially announced with a newly incorporated accelerator unit with the PRIME IV imaging engine to achieve high-speed operation and excellent noise-reduction. As a result the ISO range has also been extended up to ISO 819200. The upgraded Pixel Shift Resolution System II features a newly developed Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode for handheldContinue Reading

New Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR camera teaser

A new teaser of the upcoming Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR camera has been leaked online which is scheduled to launch at CP+ 2018 event. Ricoh is rumored to announce the successor to the Pentax K-1 camera soon. According to recent report from Pentax insider Asahi man, the K-1 firmware update was canceled. But this will not delay the K-1 Mark II camera, Continue Reading