Category Archives: Pentax

The latest patents from Pentax, Ricoh, Olympus and Canon

→ Pentax/Ricoh filed a patent for on-sensor PDAF (phase detection focusing system) implemented using sensor shift via the shake reduction system. → Olympus patented a new “water splash” mode where the camera will be triggered by splashed water. → Pentax/Ricoh field a patent for a 80-160mm f/4.5 medium format lens for the Pentax 645 system (50-100mm equivalent). → […]

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Pentax HD DA 645 28-45mm f/4.5ED AW SR wide-angle medium format zoom lens officially announced

In addition to the Q-S1, Pentax also announced the HD DA 645 28-45mm f/4.5 ED AW SR wide-angle medium format zoom lens that leaked earlier today. The price is $4999.95 (available for pre-order at B&H and Adorama). Here is the press release:

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Pentax Q-S1 mirrorless camera officially announced

The rumored Pentax Q-S1 mirrorless camera is now officially announced in several different colors and lens options (the prices vary, click on the links below for additional information): Pentax QS1 body only (black) Pentax QS1 +  zoom lens (black) Pentax QS1 + 2 lenses (black) Pentax QS1 body only (gold) Pentax QS1 + zoom lens (gold) […]

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Pentax HD DA 645 28-45mm f/4.5 ED AW SR medium format lens leaks online

The previously rumored Pentax HD DA 645 28-45mm f/4.5 ED AW SR wide-angle medium format zoom lens was briefly listed on B&H’s website. The page is now removed, but you can still find the cashed version. Here are the lens specifications:

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More leaked pictures of the upcoming Pentax Q-S1 mirrorless camera

A quick update to my post from yesterday – the name of the upcoming Pentax mirrorless camera will be Q-S1 (and not Q2 as previously reported). Attached are few more leaked images courtesy of digicame-info. Reminder: the Pentax Q10 camera with 27.5-83mm lens is on sale for $169 for the next few hours (regular $399). Update: the Pentax Q-S1 will […]

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Deals of the day: Panasonic GF2 for $99, Pentax Q10 for $169, Fuji X-E1 for $649

Those deals will expire tomorrow evening (July 31st) at 11:59pm EST: → Panasonic Lumix GF2 camera for $99 (regular $299) → Pentax Q10 camera with 27.5-83mm lens for $169 (regular $399) → Fujifilm X-E1 with XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS lens for $649 (regular $699) – includes free Fujifilm hand grip assist ($79.95 value) & SanDisk 16GB memory vault ($19.95 value), you will […]

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The latest Pentax 645z medium format camera updates

Few Pentax 645z updates: The Pentax 645z camera is currently in stock at B&H (the 645d model is still available for $4,996.95). The above picture is the new Pentax DA 645 28-45mm f/4.5 ED AL SDM AW SR wide-angle medium format zoom lens that was listed on the roadmap for 2014 (via digicame-info). For pricing and availability of all […]

Pentax 645 28-45mm f:4.5 wide-angle medium format zoom lens
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