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Ricoh has a new patent for a Pentax 14mm f/3.5 APS-C lens for K-mount

Ricoh has a new patent (JP2024-067293A) for a 14mm f/3.5 APS-C lens for K-mount (21mm equivalent). The inventor is Takahiro Nakayama, the same person who designed the optics of the HD Pentax-DA★ 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW lens. Additional information from the patent filing:

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The smc PENTAX-DA★ 55mm f/1.4 SDM lens is listed as discontinued (production completed)

The smc PENTAX-DA★ 55mm f/1.4 SDM lens is now listed as discontinued (production completed) at several retailers: Amazon: in stock B&H Photo: discontinued Adorama: on backorder Ricoh Japan official website Camera Kitamura: completed products Map camera: out of production, in stock Bic Camera: production completed Yodobashi Camera: low in stock Via Asobinet

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The PENTAX-DA★ 50-135mm f/2.8 ED [IF] SDM lens is listed as discontinued at several Japanese stores

The PENTAX-DA★ 50-135mm f/2.8 ED [IF] SDM lens is listed as discontinued at several Japanese stores (the lens is no longer listed at Adorama and B&H – see also this related post, more discontinued Ricoh/Pentax products can be found here):

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HD PENTAX-DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited Silver lens listed as discontinued in Japan

The HD PENTAX-DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited Silver lens is listed as discontinued in some Japanese stores: Camera Kitamura: Completed products Map camera: Out of production/new in stock Yodobashi Camera: Discontinued In the US, the Pentax HD Pentax DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited Lens is currently in stock at B&H (special order at Adorama). More […]

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Pentax K-3 Mark III Monochrome camera and smc PENTAX-FA 50mmF1.4 Classic lens won the 2023 Good Design Award

The Pentax K-3 Mark III Monochrome camera and smc PENTAX-FA 50mm f/1.4 Classic lens won the 2023 Good Design Award:

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HD PENTAX-DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited lens listed as “out of production” in Japan

    The HD PENTAX-DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited lens is listed as “out of production” in Japan: In the US only the black version is currently in stock: More discontinued Pentax lenses can be found here (see also the official Ricoh website). Via Asobinet   

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Pentax K and 645 mount lens roadmap updated

Ricoh released new and updated Pentax K and 645 mount lens roadmaps and at the same time the company announced that they will no longer provide information on future lens development:

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