The whole Pentax Q system (including cameras, lenses, roadmaps) has been removed from the Ricoh Imaging’s US website (in both the English and Spanish versions):
The Pentax Q-S1, Q-mount lenses and Q-mount roadmap are still shown on the Japanese website (both the Japanese and English versions) but so is the Ricoh GXR which has been discontinued for a while:
In an interview at Photokina last year, Ricoh representatives confirmed that the Pentax Q mirrorless camera line is alive and will continue to be developed.
The Pentax Q-S1 camera was pulled out of production in May last year but it is still available for sale in the US.
Ricoh is rumored to introduce a new mirrorless system in 2017.
The Zhong YI Optics Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens for Pentax K-mount is now shipping. The US price is $699.
Zhong YI Optics Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens main specifications and additional pictures:
Irix now has a brand new US based website at www.irixusa.com where you can order the Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens for Pentax K-mount (currently out of stock). Irix lenses are also available for sale on Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon DE and Amazon IT. The US prices are:
- Blackstone: $649
- Firefly: $449
Irix lenses come with a 5 years warranty.
Adobe released new versions of Lightroom and ACR with support for the new Pentax K-70 camera and a lens profile for the Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm f/3.5-5.5 lens module:
Ricoh launched Keenai – a new photo management system. For additional information visit www.keenai.com.
I believe this system is based on the Eye-Fi Cloud – see this post for more details.