Category Archives: Pentax

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

Ricoh Released Pentax K-1 Firmware Update V1.40

Ricoh released a new firmware update for the Pentax K-1 full frame digital SLR camera. Firmware update version 1.40 for Pentax K-1 enhances features like Red-Lighted LCD monitor display and Bulb timer function and improves stability for general performance. Pentax K-1 has a a 36.4-megapixel full-frame sensor without an anti-aliasing filter. The sensor provides a maximum ISO sensitivity of 204800 and is capable ofContinue Reading

Pentax K1 firmware update version 1.30 released

Ricoh has released a firmware update for the Pentax K-1 full-frame digital SLR camera. The new version includes the ability for users to select electronic shutter shooting for the first time. Firmware update version 1.30 adds a live view Electronic Shutter option to the menu system. Ricoh says this avoids the vibrations caused by mechanical shutter actions immediately prior to theContinue Reading

Pentax K-1 Sensor Review : Third Best ILC Tested by DxOMark

Pentax K-1 sensor review and test results published by DxOMark. The flagship full-frame DSLR camera achieved a score of 95 and offers very similar overall image quality to other class-leading sensors. The first 35mm format DSLR camera from Ricoh offers a 36.4MP CMOS sensor. The specs list include 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization, a ‘nearly 100%’ optical viewfinder and 33-point AF systemContinue Reading

Pentax K-70 Firmware Update 1.10 Released

Ricoh has released a firmware update for the Pentax K-70 digital SLR camera. Firmware update version 1.10 adds full support for the HD Pentax-DA 55-300mmF4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE lens. It also makes it possible to modify the ISO sensitivity setting between shots when using the multiple-exposure drive mode. You can download the firmware upgrade from the websiteContinue Reading

Pentax K-70 vs Nikon D7200 Comparison

Here is a quick comparison for the Pentax K-70 vs Nikon D7200 digital SLR cameras with APS-c sized image sensors. The newly announced Pentax K-70 offers a 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. Nikon’s D7200 offers exactly the same resolution and size. Both cameras has almost the same price value. So what may be the main differences when consider their specs list. The Pentax K-70 ($649,95 – Amazon | B&H | Adorama)Continue Reading

Hasselblad X1D vs Pentax 645z Comparison

Here is a quick review and comparison for the Hasselblad X1D vs Pentax 645z high-end cameras with medium format sized image sensors. We are comparing two different cameras with same sensor sizes. Mirrorless cameras are becoming serious altenatives to DSLR cameras thanks to their size/weight advantages. Hasselblad X1D is a mirrorless camera while the Pentax 645Z is a Pro DSLR model. BothContinue Reading