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Pentax Q 09 telephoto macro lens

A new strange rumor about the Pentax 09 Telephoto Macro lens surfaced online from the Japanese photographer Kimio Tanaka: いま、試用中のレンズ。 小さい、軽い、AF高速、至近も無限もとんでもなく描写がいい。レンズのスペックなどはおいおいと・・・。若者よ、希望を捨てるな。PENTAXがんばれ。 — 田中希美男 (@thisistanaka) April 22, 2017 Translation: “The lens I’m currently testing. It’s small, it’s light, autofocus is fast and the pictures are superb at both macro and infinity positions. The specs and […]

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Pentax KP won “BEST APS-C DSLR EXPERT” 2017 TIPA award

PENTAX KP Digital SLR Camera Named “BEST APS-C DSLR EXPERT” at 2017 TIPA Photo & Imaging Awards TOKYO, April 20, 2017 -RICOH COMPANY, LTD and RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. announced that the PENTAX KP was selected the BEST APS-C DSLR EXPERT by the prestigious Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). TIPA has a worldwide membership of […]

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The latest Ricoh Theta 360° camera

Newest Model in the RICOH THETA 360° Camera Series that Shoots 4K Video Developed Ricoh to showcase a sample camera at the world’s largest broadcast equipment exhibition, NAB Show 2017 Ricoh would like to announce that we will be showcasing a sample camera of the newest model, which shoots high resolution 4K video in 360°, […]

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Just released: Pentax K-1 and 645z firmware updates, Image Transmitter v2.3.0

Ricoh released new version of Image Transmitter and firmware updates for the K-1 and 645z cameras: Image Transmitter 2 (v. 2.3.0): Windows | macOS Pentax K-1 firmware update version 1.41 Pentax 645z firmware update version 1.23

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Ricoh lost 10 billion yen, will revise downward forecast, planning to expand Theta

Ricoh lost 10 billion yen and will revise downward their financial forecast (Google translated): Ricoh Co., Ltd. announced that it will revise downward forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007 on April 11. Approximately 10 billion yen (over 90 million USD) is recorded as impairment loss. Because we can not anticipate expected profits […]

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Ricoh issued an official statement regarding their camera business

Ricoh issued an official statement regarding the earlier reports of the company abandoning their camera business:

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Ricoh is considering to withdraw from the camera business

Ricoh is considering to withdraw from the camera business – this news comes from Nikkei, here is the English version: The Japanese company will radically review a production and manufacturing strategy centered on cameras for the retail market, including such brands as Pentax and GR. Options include withdrawing from this segment altogether. In America, Ricoh is […]

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