Just released: the Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift lens is now available also for Pentax K-mount


The Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift lens was announced last year and was initially only available for Canon EF, Nikon F, Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Sony FE mounts (see previous coverage of this lens).

Venus Optics just released the Pentax K-mount version of the 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift lens and pre-orders are already open:



Lens specifications and additional information (MTF charts, lens design):

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Pentax digest #30


→ The black Pentax K-3 Mark III camera is now in stock at Amazon US


→ SMC Pentax-FA 70-200mm F/4-5.6 Power Zoom vintage lens review at Ephotozine.

→ The latest Pentax/Ricoh related videos:

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Pentax K-3 III first impressions


Pentax K-3 III camera additional coverage:

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New releases from ON1, Avalanche, and Topaz Labs


ON1 released Photo RAW 2021.5 – see the full list of new features here. You can get free 14-day trials for all ON1 products – here is the direct link for the ON1 Photo RAW 2021.5 download/free trial. 20% off on all ON1 products is available with coupon code NIKONRUMORS.


Avalanche Software released Avalanche for Capture One 1.0 – a new solution for users who want to migrate their Aperture, Luminar 4, Luminar AI, or Lightroom photo catalog/library to Capture One – additional information is available here, the pricing can be found here.


Topaz Labs updated several of their software packages (you can also get 15% off all Topaz Labs products with code RUMORS15):

Free trials are available for Topaz products.

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Pentax K-3 III sensor measurements published at PhotonsToPhotos

PhotonsToPhotos published new Pentax K-3 III Photographic Dynamic Range and other sensor measurements data on their website. Here are few K-3 III comparisons with other cameras:


Check Pentax K-3 Mark III camera availability at:

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Pentax K-3 Mark III firmware update version 1.01 released


Ricoh just released Pentax K-3 Mark III firmware update version 1.01 and Digital Camera Utility 5 update version 5.9.2:

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Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI version 5.5.0 released (now $20 off)


Topaz Labs released version 5.5.0 of Gigapixel AI with some major improvements like a new AI engine, improved speed, a new “Very Compressed” AI model, and more (the full list of changes can be found here).


The new Gigapixel AI is now on sale until May 7, 2021 ($20 off). See also the new and updated Topaz Labs pricing. You can also get 15% off all Topaz Labs products with code RUMORS15.

“With Gigapixel AI, you can upscale and enhance any image – even low-resolution shots from many years ago. It’s a great tool for reviving older images, and also for getting more quality from that great photo you shot yesterday. You can try Gigapixel AI totally free, or you can grab it now and save $20 for a limited time.”

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