Category Archives: Ricoh

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). → […]

Pentax Ricoh PDAF sensor shift patent
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Deal of the day: Ricoh GR camera bundle for $796.95 ($427.95 in savings)

Adorama currently has a sale on the Ricoh GR camera bundle for $796.95 (savings of $427.95). The bundle includes: Ricoh GR Pocket-Size Compact Digital Camera (regular $696.95) Ricoh GF-1 TTL Flash for GR & GXR Camera Guide 108 (regular $249) Ricoh GV-1 External Viewfinder for GR Cameras (regular $229) Ricoh DB-65 Li-ion Rechargeable Battery for the GR-III […]

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What else is new?

→ Tokina officially announced their AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S lens. → Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens ($1,069.00) for Nikon mount is now shipping. → Nik Collection by Google revealed Analog Efex Pro v2. More info is available here. → The Fuji X20 camera is listed as discontinued at B&H (via Fujirumors) → This […]

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What else is new: Adobe Cloud is down, Sony camera sales fall by a third

We’re currently experiencing an outage affecting user’s ability to sign in to our services. We are working on a fix- stay tuned — Adobe Customer Care (@AdobeCare) May 14, 2014 → This is why the new Adobe Cloud subscription sucks. Read more about it here. → Sony camera sales fall by a third: “Camera sales – which include […]

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The latest patents from Sigma, Olympus, Samsung and Ricoh

→ 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

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

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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