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Ricoh drops the price of the recently announced GR II camera by $100


Ricoh probably realized that the updates they introduced in their latest GRII camera (only Wi-Fi, NFC, upgraded AWB and wireless flash sync) do not justify the $200+ price increase over the previous version. The new Ricoh GR II now costs $696.95, or $100 less than the intro price at B&H and Adorama (Amazon still has the old price). […]

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Ricoh GR II camera additional coverage


The new Ricoh GR II camera did not bring any significant updates (only Wi-Fi, NFC, upgraded AWB and wireless flash sync), but it still remains one of the best compact cameras available today. Here is some additional coverage on the new GR II: → Ricoh announced also a new limited edition GR II set that includes […]

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Ricoh GR II camera officially announced


Ricoh officially announced the previously rumored Ricoh GR II camera with 16MP, Wi-Fi, NFC, fast auto focus, wireless flash functionality, full 1080p HD video for a price of $799.95 (available for pre-order at B&H, Amazon and Adorama). The previous version currently sells for $579. Shipping will start in July. Main technical specs: 16.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor (23.7×15.7mm) ISO […]

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Ricoh GR II camera specifications leaked online

Ricoh GR II camera

Update: the GR II is now officially announced. Here are the leaked specifications of the Ricoh GR II camera:

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HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW lens delayed

HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f:2.8

Ricoh Japan announced a production delay for the HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/2.8ED DC AW lens ($2,296.95) that was announced back in February. The lens was supposed to be available now, the new expected shipping date is fall of 2015.

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First leaked picture of the Ricoh GR II camera

Ricoh GR II camera

The first picture of the upcoming Ricoh GR II camera leaked online. The design looks identical to the previous (current) version and has the same 18.3mm f/2.8 lens. The only difference appears to be in the hot shoe:

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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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