Category Archives: Ricoh

The latest patents from Sigma, Olympus, Samsung and Ricoh

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→ Sigma filed a patent application in Japan for a 28-85mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. → Olympus filed a patent for selective exposure in different areas of the frame. → Samsung files patent for camera with transparent display.

Olympus selective exposure patent.
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The latest patents from Olympus, Canon and Ricoh

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Olympus filed a new patent for 12mm f/1.0 and 14mm f/1.0 Micro Four Thirds lenses. Canon filed a patent for a 24-85mm f/3.5-5.6 and EF24-70mm f/4L IS USM lenses. Ricoh’s latest patent is for a 24mm f/2 lens designed for APS-C mirrorless cameras (of 35mm equivalent).

Ricoh 24mm f:2 lens patent
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Ricoh WG-4, WG-20, Pentax 1.4X converter announced, new 645D coming next week

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Ricoh just announced the previously rumored compact cameras and teleconverter: Ricoh WG-20: press release Ricoh WG-4 & WG-4 GPS: press release | pre-order HD Pentax DA AF 1.4X AW rear converter: press release | pre-order In addition, there will be a new Pentax 645D 2014 medium format camera announced next week during the CP+ show: Medium-format digital SLR […]

Ricoh WG-20 WG-4 compact cameras
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The latest patents from Ricoh, Canon and Sony

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Ricoh filed a patent for a removable wireless flash. Canon filed a patent in Japan for a ring strobe with a prism design. New Canon 70-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens patent.

Ricoh removable Wi-Fi flash patent 2
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New Ricoh WG-20 and WG-4 compact cameras leaked, Pentax name is gone

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In addition to the new HD Pentax DA 1.4x AW AF teleconverter, for the CP+ show Ricoh will also announce three new waterproof/shockproof/crushproof/dustproof and freezeproof compact cameras. The WG product line was under the Pentax name before and it seems that from now on it will be part of the Ricoh brand. Here are the details:

Ricoh WG-20 WG-4 compact cameras
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What else is new?

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→ The price of the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 II dropped $50. → Phottix coupon: 15% off from January 30th to February 7th when you enter the code HORSE15. → Ricoh and Google team up to allow Ricoh Theta spherical images to be posted on Google Maps and Google+. → New Panasonic DMW-LFC27A lens cap announced in Japan. → Those Chinese made Seagull CF100 […]

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Rumors: new Pentax K-60 camera and two lenses for CP+ (135-380mm f/4-5.6 and 18-70mm f/2.8-4.5)

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Some new Pentax/Ricoh rumors for CP+ (take them with a grain of salt):

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