The latest Ricoh Theta camera can livestream in 360 for 24 hours


At the MWC in Barcelona, Ricoh unveiled their latest Theta camera that can stream live broadcasts in 360 for 24 hours (it was originally announced in January):

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Ricoh’s “Multi-Imaging Technology” connects a Pentax K-1 with a Theta S


At the CP+ show in Japan Ricoh had on display their new “Multi-Imaging Technology” that combines the Pentax K-1 with a Ricoh Theta camera and overlays the photos from the DSLR into the 360-degree scene of the Theta camera:

“The process, as I understand it, involves mounting the Theta to the hotshoe of the DSLR, in this case a K-1, and then capturing media with both cameras simultaneously. Then, the files are uploaded to a cloud-based image processing program that analyzes the 360-degree scene and then stitches-in the high-resolution DSLR images over their corresponding locations within the spherical panorama. Even more, the system can also embed videos shot from the K-1 into the spherical panorama scene, which will playback while you pan and zoom around the scene.”

Here is a video demo of Ricoh’s Multi-Imaging Technology:

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Pentax K-1 camera recognized in the 2017 iF Design Award


PENTAX K-1 Recognized in German iF Design Award 2017

TOKYO, February 24, 2017-Ricoh today announced that PENTAX K-1, Full frame digital SLR camera has won award at this year’s prestigious iF Design Award 2017, hosted by iF International Forum Design GmbH.

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Updated Pentax lens roadmaps

In addition to the Pentax K-mount roadmap, Ricoh also updated the Q-mount lens roadmap and the previously scheduled telephoto macro lens is no longer listed (it was in the 2016 version of the roadmap) – this pretty much means the Pentax Q system is now gone:


The 645 lens roadmap is unchanged:

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More pictures of the new Pentax D FA 50mm f/1.4 lens


Some additional pictures of the new Pentax D FA 50mm f/1.4 lens taken at the CP+ show in Japan:

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Ricoh/Pentax booth at the 2017 CP+ show


Some pictures from the Ricoh/Pentax booth at the 2017 CP+ show in Japan courtesy of richardhaw.com:

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Pentax D FA * 85mm f/1.4 lens also on the 2017 roadmap



In addition to the Pentax D FA 50mm f/1.4 lens, Ricoh also has a Pentax D FA * 85mm f/1.4 lens and a new telephoto zoom lens on the updated 2017 roadmap:

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