Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Pentax K-s1



Source: Japanese Digicame Info


Utter ugly, silly and toyish look! It's indeed a stupid design for this appearance!! OMG!!! >:( 

Update: This new body will be small, comparable to the Canon EOS100D, but not considerably smaller. Look:



Source: Japanese Twitter

Thursday, August 14, 2014

New Q Lens Patents (F2.8 Tele Zoom Macro and F1.8 Tele Prime)

http://lovepentax.blogspot.com/2014/05/06-telephoto-zoom-macro.html



http://lovepentax.blogspot.com/2014/05/pentax-09-telephoto-prime-lens.html



All Q lenses are designed for 1/1.7" sensors for their image circle, of course, which seems to be the maximum size of a sensor that can be put into any Q body.

Speaking of lens patents, RP has yet got another new lens patent of an ultra-wide lens used with 43 sensors, but what 43 camera and system they have? So, this is mysterious:

http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2014-08-10



N.B. All the original links above are in Japanese.

K-50 Big Price Cut at Adorama

See what Photocritic refers:

http://photocritic.org/deals-on-the-pentax-k-50-with-adorama/

A free 200FG flash and a 16GB SD card will be complimented. Note that the code you enter during checkout could be either "PENTAXJUNE" or "SUMMERSALE".

Btw, it seems that something new is coming, or the K-mount line is to be discontinued! ;-P

Monday, August 04, 2014

New Phase Detection Method and Patent by Using the SR System

http://dc.nphoto.net/news/2014-07/28/aee3821ee9506bf2.shtml
(in Chinese)

Friday, August 01, 2014

The New Q is Named the Q-S1



http://digicame-info.com/2014/07/qq-s1.html
(in Japanese)

Probably, this is just a Q7 with an original Q shell in a different painted dress, i.e., a 1/1.7" sensor inside. As an original Q user, I am sure that I will not buy one. The colour game of Pentax and Ricoh is just a history for me and I am sure I shall not buy a new Pentax camera anymore for the sake of its colour and appearance, unless Ricoh yet produces something real in the future, which they have not done that for long! >:(

Thursday, July 31, 2014

RP Closes Canada Sevice Centre and Outsources Service

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3706129

New HD PENTAX-D FA645 28-45mm F4.5 ED AW SR



http://digicame-info.com/2014/07/pentax-64528-45mm-f45-1.html
(in Japanese)

A New Q is Coming



http://digicame-info.com/2014/07/pentax-q2.html
(in Japanese)

Will be called a Q2 or Q-S1.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sigma Art 18-35/1.8 K-mount Version Field Tested with Full Samples

http://www.yaotomi.co.jp/blog/used/2014/06/sigma-18-35mm-f18-dc-hsm--art--review.html
(in Japanese)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Ricoh Pentax has Got a New Colour!



http://www.dpreview.com/articles/1093365305/ricoh-announces-pentax-k-3-prestige-edition

"Note: The camera body’s features and specifications are identical with those of the standard model, except for the firmware"

Well done, Ricoh! Bravo, great job!! Please keep it up and give us more colours of the K-3!!! >:-(

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