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Rumors: Ricoh’s rights to use the Pentax brand name will expire in 2020

As most of you already know, the Pentax trademark belongs to Hoya. Ricoh Imaging is using it with permission (brand license agreement). Ricoh bought the Pentax camera and lens business from Hoya back in 2011. Pentax Medical (which was the reason why Hoya took Pentax Corp. over) remained within Hoya and so did the Pentax brand, used […]

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Another Ricoh interview

Dpreview also published their interview with Ricoh executives:

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Ricoh executives think that in 1-2 years mirrorless users will start switching back to DSLR

Imaging Resource published their interview with Ricoh executives. Here are some interesting quotes:

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Pentax/Ricoh digest

The Pelican micro case 1010 is a perfect fit for the Ricoh GR III cameras (see this Facebook post for pictures). This PentaxPhotoSync app works with the Ricoh GRII. Ricoh GR III accessories (the screen protector is available on Amazon Japan).

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Pentax/Ricoh digest

On the Mother Road with the Ricoh GR III HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW lens reviewed at Dpreview (the lens is currently $200 off at Adorama and B&H).

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Pentax/Ricoh GR III digest

Field test: Pentax HD DA* 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW lens. Pentax HD FA 35mm f/2 lens review. Pentax Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 (8-element version) lens review.

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Pentax digest

→ The Pentax HD Pentax DA 20-40mm f/2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR lens is now $300 off. → The Ricoh Theta V 360 camera is now $50 off and comes with a free $100 gift card. → Comparison of MTF charts and sample photos between the new HD PENTAX-DA★11-18mm f/2.8ED DC AW and smc PENTAX-DA […]

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