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!!! >:-(

Friday, July 18, 2014

K-3 New Firmware 1.10 Diffraction Reduction Before Vs After Test

http://www.nphoto.net/news/2014-07/17/1eacb1337aaccb89.shtml
(in Simplified Chinese)

The test picture crops are with f-stops marked. Left side ones are with new firmware, with diffraction reduction enabled. Right side ones are with the last firmware of version 1.03.

It seems that at very large apertures, image sharpness is affected somehow. But reversely, at mid to small apertures, sharpness does have been improved. Anyway, I blog, you measurbate and then decide! ;-)

Nonetheless, if you are a K-3 user and would like to update and try, the official firmware download link is as follows:

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

New Pentax XG-1, 52X Zoom, 1/2.3" BSI Sensor



http://photorumors.com/2014/07/14/pentax-xg-1-camera-to-replace-the-previous-x5-model/

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

645Z Sand+Water Test


Friday, July 04, 2014

New K-3 and 645Z Firmwares Coming

See: http://digicame-info.com/2014/06/k-3-12.html

The above page is in Japanese, Google translation into English can be found here.

In short, new firmwares will offer new software function on "diffraction elimination", like which already implemented by the Fuji for their latest X-series bodies, In addition, the effect of the so-called "occasional" K-3 mirror-flapping issue is minimised, for what is told.

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