Ricoh Black Friday deals


New Ricoh Black Friday deals int he US:

More Black Friday deals can be found here.

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New firmware update for the Ricoh Theta V camera


Ricoh released another firmware update for the Theta V camera:

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KEH Pre-Black Friday Sale Event (with a coupon code for up to 25% off)


KEH announced their “Pre-Black Friday Sale Eventwhere you can get 25% off featured products and 15% off everything else with coupon code PBF17A. This offer will run through Saturday, 11/18, at 4pm ET.

KEH is also announcing a limited-time holiday promotion: 365-day warranty (KEH usually offers a 180-day warranty but will be extending that during the holidays).

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A year later, DxOMark officially publishes their Pentax 645Z test results


If you remember my post from December last year, DxOMark briefly published their test score of the Pentax 645Z medium format camera (now $1,500 off) and then removed it a few hours later. The results are now officially available on DxOMark’s website:

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Mitakon Speedmaster 135mm f/1.4 lens now available in Pentax K-mount



The Mitakon Speedmaster 135mm f/1.4 lens is now available in Pentax K-mount. The price of the lens is ¥330,000 excluding tax (around $2,900). Here are the technical specifications and two sample photos:

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Ricoh GR II camera on backorder at B&H and Adorama (plus a Ricoh GR III poll)


Last year Ricoh ensured us that the “Ricoh GR is one of our most important premium cameras. We want to reassure our GR lovers that the series will continue.” Many readers have asked me if I have any info on the GR II replacement. I have not seen any reliable information yet. There was an interesting Ricoh patent (2016-201400) that was filed in Japan last year for a Bayer sensor without a color filter array (CFA) which should create sharper monochrome images. It will be interesting if Ricoh decides to produce a monochrome GR camera.

The price of the Ricoh GR II has recently gone down to $559 and the camera is currently on backorder at B&H and Adorama:


Here is a poll on what features do you want to see in a new Ricoh GR III camera:

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Pentax support added to Cactus V6 II TTL wireless flash trigger


Cactus announced that Pentax support was added to the Cactus V6 II TTL wireless flash trigger:

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