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Pentax digest #82

→ Think Tank Photo introduced a new line of BackLight Sprint backpacks (product listing, available also at Amazon and B&H Photo). → Think Tank Photo announced a new line of Mirrorless Mover shoulder bags.   → Gura Gear announced a new limited release: Kiboko 30L camera backpack in colors (Pacific Blue and Sahara Brown). → Oberwerth announced new Reporter bags and accessories in olive […]

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Ricoh announced a new Pentax PF-85EDA compact, highly portable, and waterproof spotting scope/terrestrial telescope

Ricoh announced a new Pentax PF-85EDA compact, highly portable, and waterproof spotting scope (terrestrial telescope) ideal for a variety of applications including birdwatching, nature, and astronomical observations. The newly designed optics incorporate a large-aperture 85mm objective lens delivering a bright, clear, high-contrast field of view for high-quality observations. ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass optical elements effectively […]

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Pentax digest #81

→ Ulanzi released a new F12 mini camera flash speedlite L044GBB1 with a price tag of $30. → The new Maven Wave 2 color-coded filters raised over $335k on Kickstarter. → DxO software offers new savings when purchasing more than one of their products (scroll down to the bottom of this page to see all available combos). → Similar to Godox and Hobolite, Viltrox announced […]

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Pentax digest #78

→ PictureCorrect holiday sale. → The 25% off offer from Topaz Labs for their Photo AI and Video AI apps is ending this weekend. The new version of Gigapixel 7 will be released in January and is still available for pre-order at the discounted price of $99. → Vote for the 2023 Worst Camera of the Year award (see previous winners here). → ON1 released a […]

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Pentax digest #80

→ New Gura Gear Kiboko City Classic 18L+ camera backpack announced. → Ulanzi announced the launch of two new cheap camera backpacks – BP09 (22L) and BP10 (35L): Ulanzi BP09 camera backpack (22L) retail price: $109, early bird price: $89 Ulanzi BP10 hardshell camera backpack (35L) retail price: $149, early bird price: $119 → B&H Photo […]

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The Pentax brand is 104 years old

The Pentax brand is 104 years old: “The original company was founded as Asahi Optical Co Asahi Kogaku Goshi Kaisha in November 1919 by Kumao Kajiwara, at a shop in the Toshima suburb of Tokyo, and began producing spectacle lenses (which it still manufactures).[1] In 1938 it changed its name to Asahi Optical Co., Ltd. […]

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Pentax digest #79

→ Really Right Stuff (RRS) announced a new MC-LS universal L-bracket: one plate, many cameras (additional information is available here). → Ulanzi announced a new portable fog machine for video and photography (additional information). → The Nomatic x Peter McKinnon LUMA camera bag collection that was listed for funding on Kickstarter is now available for sale at […]

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