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":
(Traditional Chinese)

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.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

DA18-135 Discontinued

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
(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

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"

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

Sunday, April 26, 2015

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

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ephotozine Tested the Pentax-D FA 150-450

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

40 Years of the K-mount


Related: Pentax SLR Cameras 1952-2011

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