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Pentax/Ricoh digest

→ Cool idea for a clip-on tripod. → Exclusive deal: ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5 for half price. → Pentax K-1 II review by Imaging-resource. → Who is the king of compacts? (Ricoh GR III vs. Fuji X100F) → Pentax HD Pentax DA 20-40mm f/2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR lens is now $300 off (Amazon US) […]

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Pentax/Ricoh digest

→ Third party battery and dual USB charger kit for Ricoh GR III. → LIM’s Design leather case for Ricoh GR III. → SMC Pentax-M 75-150mm f/4 zoom vintage lens review.

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Ricoh/Pentax rumored to be buying 26MP APS-C sensors for a new DSLR camera

I received a tip that Ricoh/Pentax is buying 26MP APS-C sensors for a new DSLR camera. Early prototypes already exist, but we are not close to an official announcement yet. Sony has a new 26MP IMX571CQJ sensor:

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Dpreview: Fujifilm X100F vs. Ricoh GR III

Dpreview published a comparison between the Fujifilm X100F ($1,200) and Ricoh GR III ($900) cameras. Here is the recap from FujiAddict:

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Ricoh: “We will continue to offer the Pentax brand products including new items”

Here is the official response from Ricoh to the rumors that Ricoh’s right to use the Pentax brand name will expire in 2020:

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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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