Pentax Q system no longer listed on Ricoh Imaging US website

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.

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Happy New Year + the best of 2016

Happy New Year to all PentaxRumors readers! Here are the top 10 most popular posts for 2016:

  1. The next Pentax 645 medium format camera will most likely have a 100MP Sony sensor
  2. Pentax K-1 full frame DSLR camera rumored to be announced on February 18th
  3. Rumors: Ricoh wants to enter the mirrorless interchangeable camera market
  4. Pentax vintage mirrorless camera rumors
  5. Pentax K-1 full frame DSLR camera: price and kit lens info
  6. More on the rumored Pentax mirrorless camera
  7. Pentax K-1 camera reviews, hands-on reports, sample photos, videos and more
  8. Pentax K-1 camera officially announced, available for pre-order
  9. The new DZoptics Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 full frame DSLR lens will be available for Pentax K mount
  10. 2016 Pentax K mount lens roadmap
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Zhong YI Optics Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens for Pentax K-mount released

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:

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This new ZY Optics Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2.0 4.5X compact super macro lens with high magnification ratio is available also for Pentax K-mount

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ZY Optics announced a new compact super macro lens with high magnification ratio: the Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2.0 4.5X which will be available also for Pentax-K mount. The price is $199 (ZY Optics lenses are available for sale at B&H). Specifications, press release and sample pictures can be found over at PhotoRumors.
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Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens for Pentax K-mount now available for sale in the USA

Irix now has a brand new US based website at 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 UKAmazon DE and Amazon IT. The US prices are:

  • Blackstone: $649
  • Firefly: $449

Irix lenses come with a 5 years warranty.

Via PhotoRumors

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Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.8 / 6.8 and ACR 9.8 released with Pentax K-70 support

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:

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Ricoh launched a new photo management system called Keenai

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Ricoh launched Keenai – a new photo management system. For additional information visit

I believe this system is based on the Eye-Fi Cloud – see this post for more details.

Press release:

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