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Ricoh survey: your interest on Pentax K-mount lenses

Ricoh launched a new survey where the company asks about K-lenses and camera’s capabilities/needs. The survey can be access here.

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Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens for Pentax K mount

The Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens will be announced next week and will be available also in Pentax K mount: Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens to be announced next week Venus Optics Laowa lenses are available at B&H.

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Ricoh GR firmware update version 5.01 released

Ricoh released firmware update version 5.01 for their GR compact camera with a single fix: Corrected – Interval Composite may not close correctly for enhanced features (V5.00).

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The new DZoptics Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 full frame DSLR lens will be available for Pentax K mount

DZoptics (Shenzhen Dongzheng Optics) recently announced their first photographic manual focus, full frame, DSLR lens: Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 that will also be available for Pentax K mounts (in addition to Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony E mounts). DZoptics Kerlee 35/1.2 lens features and specs:

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Ricoh/Pentax also impacted by the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes

Similar to Nikon, Fuji and Sony, Ricoh also issued a statement about potential issues with their DSLR, lens and compact camera deliveries as a result of the Kumamoto earthquakes in Japan:

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PentaxRumors posts can now also be emailed to you

You can now subscribe and get the full text PentaxRumors posts in your email (service provided by Google): Enter your email for daily blog updates: You can also follow PentaxRumors on Facebook and Twitter. The new RSS feed is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/PentaxRumors Stay tuned for the Pentax K-1 announcement and coverage in approximately 24 hours (around 11pm […]

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Ricoh/Pentax gained market share in Japan in 2015

BCN released their 2016 camera rankings for Japan. Ricoh/Pentax actually increased their sales in Japan by nearly 50% last year (sales share up from 4.5% to 6.7%):

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