Ricoh released updates for Image Transmitter, Digital Camera Utility and Pentax Tethered Capture Plug-in


Ricoh Imaging released several software updates:

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Just announced: Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO full frame manual focus lens for Pentax K-mount


Venus Optics officially announced their new Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO full frame manual focus lens for Pentax K-mount. Pricing and availability are not yet available.

Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO technical specifications:

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Venus Optics to announce a new Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2:1 macro lens for Pentax K-mount


Venus Optics is rumored to announce a new Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2:1 macro lens for Pentax K-mount (pictured above) at the Beijing P&E show that starts on May 3rd.

After the Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro lens ($399), this will be the second 2:1 lens in the company’s offering. The new lens will have infinity focus and no chromatic aberration.

The recently announced Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens is currently delayed until the end of May (additional information can be found here).

Via NikonRumors

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Ricoh releases API and SDK for Ricoh Theta plug-in partner program


Ricoh released API and SDK for Ricoh Theta plug-in partner program:

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Imaging Resource CP+ interview with Ricoh: “We would like to concentrate on the camera with prism”


Imaging Resource published their CP+ interview with Ricoh. Here is the quick recap:

  • The Accelerator Unit improves noise levels across the board
  • The K-1 II also brings some AF improvements
  • Patent planned for Pentax’s handheld, multi-shot high-res capture
  • The K-1 II upgrade was planned from the start
  • We will see a new APS-C flagship, but it probably won’t look like the K-3
  • The Pentax Q is alive
  • Don’t expect a medium-format mirrorless camera

Some interesting quotes:

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List of Pentax K-1 Mark II camera reviews


In this post I will keep adding the latest Pentax K-1 Mark II camera reviews – bookmark it and check back later for the latest additions:

Related videos:

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Ricoh released Image Sync 1.1.7



Ricoh released an updated version 1.1.7 of their Image Sync app that creates wireless communication between the camera and a mobile device. There is only one improvement in this release: added support for Facebook API update. Here are the download links:

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