RawTherapee will soon support Pixel Shift shots from Pentax cameras


I received this message from a reader (thanks!):

The free open source raw file development software RawTherapee will be the first (as far as I’m aware) free software that can process Pixel Shift shots from Pentax cameras, and does a better job than Pentax’s own Digital Camera Utility, Adobe Camera Raw and out-of-camera JPGs.

Attached image (CC-BY) courtesy of Pat David:

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Another price drop: HD Pentax D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW lens now $125.76 off

  
The HD Pentax D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW lens is now $125.76 off at B&H.

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Deal of the day: Pentax HD DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR lens is now $150 off


Deal of the day: for a limited time the Pentax HD DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR lens is $150 off at B&H:


Here are the tech specs of the lens:

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Irix 11mm f/4 lens for Pentax K-mount now available for pre-order


Irix lenses are now available for sale at Adorama. The new Irix 11mm f/4 lens for Pentax K-mount is also now listed for pre-order (shipping is expected to start in mid-April):

In Europe the Irix 11mm f/4 lens is listed at Amazon Germany (Amazon UK only lists the 15mm lens).

Update: the Irix lenses are now listed also at B&H.

Via NikonRumors

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Pentax KP camera hands-on field test


Pentax KP camera ($1,099) hands-on field test from The Camera Store TV:

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Ricoh Imaging sales are roughly half those of Leica


Some interesting research done by a reader (thanks Mistral75):

  • In the 1960s and 1970s Asahi Optical was bigger than Canon and Nikon together
  • Today, Ricoh Imaging sales (= Pentax + Ricoh Theta, GR and WG sales) are roughly half those of Leica.

This information is not exactly confidential nor something I have made up but the result of information digging and calculations:

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Pentax camera image stabilization demo

Here is a Pentax camera image stabilization video demo taken by a reader at the 2017 CP+ show (thanks richardhaw.com):

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