Saturday, January 25, 2014

HD DA 1.4X TC is Coming, Finally!



Via DPR Pentax Forum Post Here.

Look like a Kenko OEM product btw, compare the above HD TC against mine below, which I bought over ten years ago:



Via Old Blog Post Here.


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"New" RP K-mount Lens Roadmap for 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The One and Only One Official Pentax Web Domain Left

http://pentaxplus.jp/index.html
(in Japanese)

A quick check on the registration information confirms that this web domain was registered and is still being held by the "Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company Co, Ltd." which was also renamed anyway.

It is noted that the registration will soon expire by fall March this year. Hope that this last official "Pentax" website will be kept. Nonetheless, some photos in this website are great and worth a look.


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PENTAX is Gone! >:-(

The Name PENTAX is Dismissed from the Cyber Space! >:-(

K-3 User Test Under Cold Weather at -16C



http://www.pentaxfans.net/thread-142928-1-1.html
(in Traditional Chinese, Google English Translation Here.)

It is told that the cold weather resistance of the K-3 is really good, which is yet better than that of the A7R which the user also owns, despite that the water resistance of both is good enough, as commented by that user.

So, a bulkier body could help for better cold resistance. And, an all-metal body could be inferior, also a compact body as well.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

A HD 20-40 User Review

http://steevemarcoux2.com/2014/01/15/hd-pentax-da-20-40mm-f2-8-4-ed-limited-dc-wr-first-impressions/

Friday, January 17, 2014

PENTAX is Gone! >:-(

Thanks for the alert from our Japanese reader "qwe", that's what we saw in the latest CES!


(Source: DC Watch)

Oh, it's really too bad, although was well expected! >:-(

Top 50 Patent Holders in US

http://ificlaims.com/index.php?page=misc_top_50_2013

As for companies with camera business, the following are extracted and ranked (although they do have other businesses as well):

Company
Ranked for Camera Makers

Overall Ranking
Samsung12
Canon 23
Sony34
Panasonic46
Ricoh517
Fujifilm642

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Would You Buy This Lens?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SMC-Pentax-A-50mm-f-1-2-MF-Lens-Serial-1414748-New-in-Box-/261370308717?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item3cdae2686d

It is claimed that it is a brand new item produced by Asahi Optical Company long time ago. Since I have also many of those excellent Asahi glasses, which are all in very good condition, I must be rich if I sell them! ;-p

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Pentax Won Best Cameras of the Year 2013 for Some Recent Elections

1. http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/01/02/best-gear-of-2013-the-results-are-in/11

Pentax internet fanboys are in action again! But the poor K-50 and K-500 received nearly no votes at all! :-o But everytime when the fanboys played hard to win a poll but then those Pentax models still won't sell well, what is the real meaning??

2. http://www.neocamera.com/article/best_cameras

It is elected that the K-50 and K-5IIs are the best DSLRs in the entry level and advanced categories.

Japanese Best DSLR/ILDC Sellers in 2013

http://bcnranking.jp/news/1312/131227_27056.html
(in Japanese, Google translation to English Here.)

So, Pentax K-30 is on the list, ranked no. 11 amongst the best DSLR sellers of the big 20. As for ILDC, the three Pentax Qs are all on the list, namely no. 7 for the Q10, no. 15 for the Q and no. 18 for the Q7. Not bad results indeed.

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