Category Archives: Pentax

Pentax K-3 II now in stock, new Pentax K-3 firmware update 1.21 released

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The new Pentax K-3 II DSLR camera is now in stock at B&H. Additional information on the K-3 II can be found here. Pentax also released a firmware update version 1.21 for the previous K-3 model.

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The latest patents from Ricoh, Tamron, Olympus and Canon

Pentax Ricoh AF system patent

→ Pentax/Ricoh filed a patent for a new AF system where the AF points will cover a wide area of the frame. This is probably linked to one of the rumors that the new Pentax full frame DSLR camera will have a new “groundbreaking AF function”. → Tamron filed a patent for a 85mm f/1.8 VC designed […]

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The latest Pentax news/rumors

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The latest Pentax news/rumors: → The Pentax DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL (IF) DC WR lens is now discontinued (confirmed by Ricoh). → The upcoming Pentax full frame DSLR camera may have a groundbreaking AF function, GPS and electronic compass but no built-in flash. → Pentax K-3 II updates: Pentax K-3 II manual is now available […]

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Pentax Australia promises more updates/announcements on their full frame DSLR camera in November

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Pentax Australia posted on their Facebook page that they will have more updates/announcements for their full frame DSLR camera “closer to November” (I assume they mean shipping in November).

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What else is new: firmware updates, service advisories and more

Canon EOS 5D camera service advisory

→ Olympus will release firmware updated v3.1 for the OMD E-M1 camera on June 16. → Canon issued a service advisory: “the main mirror of some EOS 5D Digital SLR cameras may detach due to deterioration in the strength of the adhesive”. → Firmware update v1.0.4 for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera released. […]

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The Pentax K-3 II DSLR camera is now officially announced

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The Pentax K-3 II camera is now officially announced. You can read the first hands-on preview here. The price is $1,099 (body only) B&H, Amazon and Adorama are currently taking pre-orders. Shipping will start on May 25th. Mean features (click for larger view): Technical specifications:

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Pentax K-3 II with pixel shift resolution to be announced tomorrow

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Tomorrow Pentax will announce their new K-3 II DSLR camera. Adorama already published their K-3 II camera review (the post is now removed). Here are few quotes: Starting with the basics, the Pentax K-3 II utilizes a 24M CMOS image sensor to faithfully recreate the color and tonal range in any scenario. Featuring Pixel Shift […]

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