Category Archives: Pentax

First picture of the new HD Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 macro lens

Here are the first pictures of the new/upcoming HD Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 macro lens (the previous 100mm lens version is currently on sale at Adorama and B&H Photo): Same size and weight as the current model New optical system Improved purple fringing correction Higher price than the current model The official release is scheduled for 2022

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Ricoh adds a new macro lens to the Pentax K-mount DSLR lens roadmap

  Ricoh released a new Pentax K-mount lens roadmap that includes the already rumored HD Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 macro lens: Large aperture wide-angle single focus lens (HD Pentax-DA★ 50-135mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW?) Telephoto zoom lens (HD Pentax-D FA 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 ED PLM WR SR?) Macro lens (HD Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 macro?) The […]

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Announced today: a $20k Leica M-A “Titan” limited edition film camera and a new Pentax O-GPS2 GPS unit

Leica announced a new M-A “Titan” limited edition film camera with APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens: Leica M-A “Titan” limited edition film camera with APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens announced Ricoh announced a new Pentax O-GPS2 GPS unit for Pentax DSLR cameras: Ricoh announced a new Pentax O-GPS2 GPS unit for Pentax DSLR cameras

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New class-action lawsuit filed for aperture defects in the Pentax K-30 and K-50 DSLR cameras

A new putative class action lawsuit was filed in Pennsylvania against Ricoh USA Inc. for defects in the aperture control mechanism of the Pentax K-30 and Pentax K-50 cameras. The defect reportedly leads to consistently black or dark images: New class-action lawsuit filed against Ricoh USA for aperture defects in the Pentax K-30 and K-50 […]

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What else is new? (Pentax edition)

Pentax: shift to online marketing & sales and workshop approach to production is global, not limited to Japan A modified smc PENTAX-DA ★ 300mm f/4ED [IF] SDM lens was installed in the 6U CubeSat Kitsune satellite for high-resolution photos and sent to space Customized Ricoh GRm monochrome camera Ricoh suspended all shipments to Russia Ricoh […]

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Ricoh is rumored to announce two new Pentax K-mount DSLR lenses

Ricoh is rumored to announce two new Pentax K-mount DSLR lenses: HD Pentax-D FA 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 ED PLM WR SR lens – this is probably the lens labeled “Telephoto Zoom Lens” on the latest Pentax roadmap), that will be combining in-body and in-lens stabilization (see this related patent). HD Pentax-DA★ 50-135mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW lens […]

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This is how Ricoh is planning to restructure their camera business

Back in January Ricoh announced that they will be restructuring their camera business (see also this post). Today Ricoh issues a press release with some additional details – here is a recap:

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Ricoh USA issued a correction on the Japanese press release about the company no longer mass-producing cameras

Ricoh Americas contacted me with a clarification on the press release issued in Japan a few days ago about a major camera business restructuring: “Ricoh will continue mass production and sales but will be adding more direct-to-consumer approaches to its distribution in Japan. The announcement created a bit of confusion and was specific to the market […]

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