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PentaxRumors posts for November 2016

These are all PentaxRumors posts for November in case you may have missed something: Pentax K-1 firmware update version 1.40 coming soon? Pentax K-1 firmware update version 1.40 released Pentax/Ricoh Black Friday deals The latest Pentax deals Pentax K-3 and K-50 firmware updates released The Pentax smc DA 50mm f/1.8 lens is now $40 off Deals: […]

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Overhauling a Pentax K1000 camera (video)

Overhauling a Pentax K1000 camera video by the Camera Repair Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia: “This is a selection of recordings taken during a 3-4 hour overhaul of a Pentax K1000 film camera. The K1000 was available new in stores from 1976 all the way up to 1996. This particular body is an original, first […]

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Ricoh survey: your interest on Pentax K-mount lenses

Ricoh launched a new survey where the company asks about K-lenses and camera’s capabilities/needs. The survey can be access here.

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Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens for Pentax K mount

The Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens will be announced next week and will be available also in Pentax K mount: Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens to be announced next week Venus Optics Laowa lenses are available at B&H.

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Ricoh GR firmware update version 5.01 released

Ricoh released firmware update version 5.01 for their GR compact camera with a single fix: Corrected – Interval Composite may not close correctly for enhanced features (V5.00).

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The new DZoptics Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 full frame DSLR lens will be available for Pentax K mount

DZoptics (Shenzhen Dongzheng Optics) recently announced their first photographic manual focus, full frame, DSLR lens: Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 that will also be available for Pentax K mounts (in addition to Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony E mounts). DZoptics Kerlee 35/1.2 lens features and specs:

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Ricoh/Pentax also impacted by the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes

Similar to Nikon, Fuji and Sony, Ricoh also issued a statement about potential issues with their DSLR, lens and compact camera deliveries as a result of the Kumamoto earthquakes in Japan:

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