Friday, May 29, 2015

HD 16-85 Measurbation Reviews

Both are done by measurbators, but one with real-world scenes as the shooting targets and the other with test charts in a "lab":

http://digiphoto.techbang.com/posts/7658-pentax-16-85mm-f35-56-ed-dc-wr?page=1
(Traditional Chinese)

http://www.photozone.de/pentax/903-pentax_1685_3556

The lens model seems to be fairly good. However, it arrives just too late, Canon and Sony had similar models many years ago, when APS-C DSLRs still shined. Nonetheless, I myself feel that the DA17-70 F4 would still be a better lens optically, because of its constant aperture but only a slightly shorter reach. For size and weight wise, the HD 16-85 is not a compact lens anyway.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

K-3 Firmware V1.21

Contains fix for a major bug which was introduced last time.

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/support/digital/k3_s.html

Saturday, May 23, 2015

DA18-135 Discontinued

http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/296011-18-135mm-lens-being-discontinued.html

It is reported that Ricoh Imaging USA has confirmed this also.

It seems that the Pentax APS-C system is dying, but the new FF system has not yet been completed and arrived, bad! :-(

Rumour: Pentax K-mount FF Comes this Autumn, no Built-in Flash but GPS

http://thisistanaka.blog66.fc2.com/entry/945/
(in Japanese)

Btw, the author of the above post is a famous Japanese photographer who is close to the official Ricoh Pentax internal source.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Ricoh's Camera Business is Losing Money Again

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3844574

Reference Source: Ricoh's Financial Report for 14/15 (pdf)

Friday, May 15, 2015

C.R. Kennedy Confirms Pentax FF to Arrive "Closer to November"



http://photorumors.com/2015/05/13/pentax-australia-promises-more-updatesannouncements-on-their-full-frame-dslr-camera-in-november/

Btw, "Pentax Australia", who is actually C.R. Kennedy, is the official sole distributor of Ricoh Pentax products at Australia.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Official K-3II Full Samples

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-3-2/ex/

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Ephotozine Tested the Pentax-D FA* 70-200/2.8 (on APS-C)

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/pentax-hd-pentax-d-fa--70-200mm-f-2-8-ed-dc-aw-review-27358

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ephotozine Tested the Pentax-D FA 150-450

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/pentax-hd-pentax-d-fa-150-450mm-f-4-5-5-6-ed-dc-aw-review-27359

A green ring always looks better! :-D But at 2kg, this lens is just too heavy! :-O

40 Years of the K-mount



Source: http://store.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/contents/originalgoods_2015.aspx


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