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Ricoh/Pentax has no plans to announce a new camera this fall

Jen Carrigan decided to ask Ricoh/Pentax if they will announce a new camera this fall and the answer she got was “We don’t have plans for any new cameras this fall“:

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Pentax 100th anniversary video

New Pentax 100th anniversary video:

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The new Ricoh Theta Z1 camera is now shipping in the US

The new Ricoh Theta Z1 camera with 1-inch back-illuminated CMOS sensor is now shipping in the US – check pricing and availability at Adorama, B&H and Amazon. Here are a few Ricoh Theta Z1 videos:

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Sigma to stop making lenses for Pentax K-mount

Sigma posted on their Facebook page in the Czech Republic that they will no longer make lenses for Pentax K-mount (Google translation):

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New: JJC metal thumbs-up grip TA GR3 for Ricoh GR III camera

There is a new accessory for the Ricoh GR III camera: JJC metal thumbs-up grip TA GR3 available for sale on Amazon and eBay: Check out also their Ricoh GR II lens cap: and the JJC ultra-slim multi-coated UV filter: Additional pictures of the thumbs-up:

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The patent for the Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens was filed by Ricoh

The patent for the Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens was filed in Japan by Ricoh – see patent application 2019-139158. It has been widely reported that the new Pentax 50mm f/1.4 lens was designed by Tokina and it is a copy of the Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens:

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The Irix 11mm f/4 Blackstone lens for Pentax K-mount is now $175 off

The Irix 11mm f/4 Blackstone lens for Pentax K-mount is now $175 off only at Adorama. Additional information on the Irix 11mm f/4 lens, including press release, MTF charts and specifications can be found here and here. Irix lenses are sold also at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, Amazon FR, Amazon IT and Amazon CA.

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