Pentax digest #18



→ The Tamron A034TM tripod collar will fit the HD PENTAX-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR lens (source: Yaotomicamera).


→ Pentax HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR lens review by Ephotozine:

Pros

  • Very good and even sharpness generally
  • Low CA
  • Modest vignetting
  • Low distortion
  • Reliable AF
  • Weather resistance
  • Smooth bokeh
  • Half the weight of the f/2.8 lens
  • Excellent flare control
  • Well priced

Cons

  • f/4 aperture may not suit all
  • Edge sharpness drops off at longer focal lengths


→ Pentax MX – a nuts and bolts review

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New firmware updates for Ricoh Theta Z1 and Ricoh Theta V released


Ricoh releases new firmware updates for the Theta Z1 and Theta V cameras:

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Ricoh introducing the new flagship Pentax K-AF camera


Ricoh introducing the new flagship Pentax K-AF camera. Here are the details:

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Report: “the newly announced Pentax FA* 85mm f/1.4 is just a rehoused Sigma lens”


Here is a report from Fstoppers – “Comments suggest the newly announced Pentax FA* 85mm f/1.4 is just a rehoused Sigma lens – probably not”:

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These photo editing software deals are ending next week


Several deals on photo editing software are ending next week:

Skylum

→ Get $10 off the new Skylum Luminar 4.2 with coupon code NIKONRUMORS.
→ Only 2 days left: $40 off Aurora HDR.

DxO

DxO is offering up to 30% off on all DxO software until March 31 (including NIK Collection and the new DxO PhotoLab 3.2).

Topaz Labs

→ The new Sharpen AI is on sale for $59.99 (regularly $79.99) until April 3.
Two different Topaz Labs bundles are on sale.

Franzis

The Franzis Photographer’s Projects Collection is on sale for $39 (original price: $276, 86% off).

ON1

→ Save $30 on the new ON1 Photo RAW version 2020.1.

Rocky Nook

Rocky Nook is offering 40% off all books (paperback, ebook, and bundles) with coupon code NIKONRUMORS. All available photography books can be found here, all camera guides are listed here.

Adobe

Adobe Creative Cloud is 25% off through April 5th (US, Canada and Mexico)
Save 20% on Adobe Spark

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JAXA and Ricoh release the 3rd phase of 360-degree spherical still images captured in outer space


Ricoh released the 3rd phase of 360-degree still images captured in outer space:

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Updated Pentax K-mount lens roadmaps (March 2020)


Here are the updated Pentax K-mount lens roadmaps (March 2020 – click for larger view):

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