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Interesting: Ricoh Japan changed Facebook and Twitter account to “Pentax by Ricoh Imaging”

Today the Twitter and Facebook social media accounts of Ricoh Imaging Japan were changed to “Pentax by Ricoh Imaging“. This is an interesting development given the reports/rumors about Ricoh getting out of the camera business and potentially selling the Pentax brand. Via PentaxForums

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HD Pentax-D FA★ 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW prototype lens review

The Japanese photographer Kimio Tanaka (who had previously released info on the Pentax-09 Telephoto macro lens) posted a review of the new HD Pentax-D FA★ 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW prototype lens (Google translation). Here is the recap by Mistral75: Update: part 2 is now also available (Google translation) part 3 is now also available (Google translation) part 4 is […]

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Pentax/Ricoh digest

→ Green metal hot shoe cover for Ricoh GR II camera. → Gariz leather/metal camera half case for Ricoh GR II camera. → Pentax lenses explained. → Check out the Pentax history on this page. → Pentax dust removal video. → Five Pentax 50mm lenses tested.

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Ihagee Elbaflex film analog SLR camera will be available also in Pentax K-mount

The Ihagee Elbaflex film analog SLR camera that started on Kickstarter will also be available in Pentax K-mount. Here is the update recently posted on Kickstarter: “The good news is that we have done some calculations, racked our brains and did some prototyping and the result is that we can also offer this camera with a […]

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Skylum Luminar 2018 now available for pre-order (Lightroom alternative)

The new Skylum Luminar 2018 for Mac & PC is now available for pre-order. The new version includes new filters powered by artificial intelligence, speed improvements, a dedicated RAW develop module, new intelligent Sun Rays filter, LUT support, and real-time noise removal and a forthcoming in 2018: a digital asset management platform. The new Luminar 2018 has also been […]

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Announced: HD PENTAX-D FA ★ 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW and HD PENTAX-DA ★ 11-18mm f/2.8 lenses

Ricoh officially announced the HD PENTAX-D FA ★ 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW and HD PENTAX-DA ★ 11-18mm f/2.8 lenses. Here is the full press release:

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The reports/rumors about Ricoh no longer selling Pentax cameras in 2018 are false

Several readers contacted me with questions about a French website that reported a few weeks ago that Ricoh is planning to stop the production of Pentax cameras in 2018. As far as I know this information is 100% wrong or at least not backed by any reliable source. I will not mention the name of the website because I […]

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