The second lens announcement of the day comes from Ricoh again. After introducing the HD DA 20-40mm WD Limited for K-mount cameras, the Pentax 08 Wide Zoom Lens is now official for Q-mount ILCs, including the Q7. It has become the smallest and lightest ultra wide-angle lens in the world and it should be released next month.
We were just getting used to the fact that Ricoh will announce two new Pentax-branded lenses soon, but the rumor mill had decided to bring photographers even more joy by leaking photos of the two products, so now you can check out the Pentax 08 Wide Zoom and HD DA 20-40mm f/2.8-4 DC ED WR Limited lenses before their launch.
It appears that Ricoh is making the wise decision of not giving up on the Pentax brand, yet. The company is reportedly on the verge of announcing the HD Pentax DA 20-40mm f/2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR lens for K-mount DSLR cameras, while the 08 Wide Zoom optic will be announced for Q-mount mirrorless shooters, such as the Q7.
The rumor mill is back with information about a couple of new Pentax full frame cameras. A retro-styled FF shooter is rumored to borrow the design of the legendary LX SLR and to be unveiled in the near future. On the other hand, another Pentax FF is under development and it will be launched officially before or during Photokina 2014.
After weeks of rumors and speculation, Ricoh has finally revealed the Pentax K-3, a new APS-C DSLR camera which comes packed with new and exciting features. The weathersealed device is capable of mimicking the presence of an AA filter to reduce moiré effects, as well as capturing up to 8.3fps in continuous shooting mode.
After having its first image, specs, and launch date leaked on the web, the perfect time for a new Pentax K-3 photo to appear online. This new shot reveals a different side of the camera, revealing a rather bulky design with an enormous pentaprism. The DSLR should be officialized this month along with a new zoom lens.
A first image of the upcoming K-3 DSLR from Pentax leaked online, sporting a similar look with the K-5 II. The leak seems to confirm the rumored specs: the camera will have an APS-C body. This shooter is expected to be announced on October 8 at the price of $1,299.99.
After the Nikon D610, the Pentax K-3 launch date is now rumored to occur in early October. The D600 replacement will be announced on October 7 or 8, while the new Pentax-branded DSLR camera will become official on the latter date. It appears that Ricoh will hold an event in Japan, where a new DA lens might become official, too.
Ricoh rumors have intensified in recent times. The company is said to launch a Pentax-brand DSLR camera soon therefore the rumor mill is attempting to decide on its specifications. As a result, there is a new Pentax K-3 specs list circling around the web and, believe it or not, it is contradicting some of the previous claims.
Ricoh has been rumored to announce a new Pentax camera with a full frame image sensor since the beginning of 2013. The device is still not here, but the rumors are back, stating that the DSLR is in the works and it is coming at the end of October. The Pentax K-3 name is the same, but this time the camera features an APS-C sensor.
Ricoh has been very busy with the Pentax brand in 2013. The company has managed to dismiss the claims that this label will die, but there is a lot of work to be done. In the meantime, nine Pentax DSLR cameras have received firmware updates that improve support for two newly-launched flash units and five HD DA Limited lenses.
Ricoh is keeping itself busy these days, as the company has introduced a compact camera, five new Pentax lenses, and a pair of flash guns. Apparently, more will come in 2013 and later, as the company has just published an updated Pentax K-mount lens roadmap, confirming four new optics and a 1.4x teleconverter.
Ricoh has refreshed its APS-C K-mount lens lineup of 24 units with the launch of five new HD Pentax DA Limited lenses. A handful of existing primes have received a “High-Definition” treatment, consisting of new coatings that will significantly reduce optical flaws, while adding beautiful bokeh effect to your photos.
Outdoor photography is not an easy task, especially when the rain starts pouring in. If you plan on taking photos in a rainy environment, then you will need a weatherproof imaging system, says Ricoh. As a result, the company has introduced the rugged Pentax AF540FGZ II and AF360FGZ II flashes for weathersealed DSLR cameras.
A new Mitakon Lens Turbo has been announced. It consists of a Pentax K mount adapter for Fujifilm X-mount cameras. This means that full frame K lenses can now be attached to X cameras, such as X-Pro1. It will provide a 0.726x magnification, as well as a faster aperture to unleash the “true power” of the full frame format.
Pentax Q10 firmware update 1.02 has been released for download, alongside version 1.13 for the Q mirrorless camera. The reason for these two upgrades is represented by the new 07 Mount Shield lens, which needs to be supported by the two shooters, while some general stability fixes are also in place.
The Pentax brand may have been dropped from the Pentax Imaging company name, but it will continue to live on. As a testimony to this fact, Ricoh has decided to bring back from the dead the Pentax K-01. The mirrorless camera is now official in Blue and White colors, and it will become available in July at the end of July.
Pentax has officially announced three new cameras in a single day. The entry-level DSLR K-500, mid-level DSLR K-50, and the mirrorless Q7 cameras have been unveiled during an event in New York, where the company has revealed all the information regarding their release date, price, availability, and specifications lists.
Pentax Q7 is another camera which should have remained a secret, but the rumor mill has managed to spoil the surprise for mirrorless fans. The shooter has been leaked once again, though this time it has appeared alongside its most important specs. The list includes a 12.4-megapixel sensor and many other exciting details.
Pentax is preparing for a very busy summer schedule. If most people choose to take a vacation, the company will not sit this one out, as it will introduce two new cameras, a DSLR and a mirrorless, along with a pinhole lens that will also act as a body cap. As a result, the K-50, Q7, and 11.5mm f/9 lens have all been leaked online.
Pentax fans looking to purchase a DSLR have not been expecting a replacement for the middle-entry K-30 anytime soon, as the camera has recently turned one year old. However, a French retailer has leaked the K-30 shooter, along with its price and specs, ahead of the official unveiling, which will occur anytime soon.