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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Resolution Shootout: K-3 II Vs E-M5 II Vs D810 Vs 645Z


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":

(Tested with K-3, in Traditional Chinese)

(Tested with K-5 II)

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