Ricoh has a new patent for a Pentax 14mm f/3.5 APS-C lens for K-mount


Ricoh has a new patent (JP2024-067293A) for a 14mm f/3.5 APS-C lens for K-mount (21mm equivalent). The inventor is Takahiro Nakayama, the same person who designed the optics of the HD Pentax-DA★ 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW lens.

Additional information from the patent filing:

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First Pentax half-frame compact film camera teaser


Rich posted the first teaser for the upcoming Pentax half-frame compact film (see previous coverage here):

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Ricoh Japan temporarily suspends orders for the new GR III HDF and GR IIIx HDF cameras, implements lottery system


Ricoh Japan temporarily suspended orders for the new GR III HDF and GR IIIx HDF cameras and implemented a lottery system for future orders.

Check Ricoh GR III HDF & GR IIIx HDF cameras availability at:

Full text of the press release:

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The Verge on the new Ricoh GR III HDF camera: “The printer company, that makes a camera, prints one more edition”


The Verge published an article and video with the title “The printer company, that makes a camera, prints one more edition” referring to the new GR III HDF and GR IIIx HDF cameras:

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New firmware updates released for the Pentax K-70 and KF cameras


Ric0h released new firmware updates for the Pentax K-70 and Pentax KF cameras. Both updates involve improved stability for general performance:

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Ricoh financial results FY 2023: “Cameras again performed well, with earnings trending up”


Ricoh released its FY 2023 financial results. The camera business is listed under the “Other” section of the financial results:

“Cameras again performed well, with earnings trending up”

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The latest releases from DxO, Topaz, and Luminar


→ Today DxO released a new Nik Collection version 7 (free trial available). The full list of changes can be found here.


Topaz Labs has a new logo, redesigned website, and released several new software updates:


Luminar Neo Spring update version 1.19.0 is now officially released (see pricing) with new technologies like Water Enhancer AI, Twilight Enhancer AI, new masking tools for Luminosity and Object Selection, Batch processing in HDR Merge, and a brand new interface.

Via LeicaRumors

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