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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Partial Workaround for Body Aperture Block Problem with Lens Aperture Ring

First, you need to enable this in the Custom Function:

 

Second, you need to set the aperture ring of your K-mount lens out of the A position, provided that your lens has it:



Now, your semi-dead Pentax camera will work in the Av and M modes with correct exposure, as long as a non-A aperture position is selected. The credit of this clever method belongs to Mr M R Padmaraju of the DPR Pentax forum, the thread of his original post can be found here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

"There Will be No K-3II Sucessor, but a K-New Body of a New Line"

See what the Japanese Pentax insider Tanaka says:

http://thisistanaka.blog66.fc2.com/entry/1202/
(Google translated to English)

What we shall get is a K-3II based body with new sensor, new image processor, camera menu and much improved image quality as a result. No new feature of any is mentioned, though, e.g. the guessed new-type hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Ricoh Will Release More Info of the New Flagship Soon

A post at the Chinese Xitek forum reveals that Ricoh is going to release more info about their new APS-C flagship via some channels and by phases, subsequent to the cancellation of the CP+, claimed source is from the Japanese Yaotomi Camera:


It is mentioned that Ricoh is still working hard to materialise the launch of the product, although it is delayed.