The new HD Pentax-DA Fisheye 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED lens will be announced on July 26th


The previously rumored HD Pentax-DA Fisheye 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED lens will be announced on July 26th. The price in Japan will be ¥ 67,500 including tax (around $600). For comparisons, the current Pentax Fisheye SMCP-DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED (IF) model is priced at $446.95.

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The Topaz AI & Skylum Luminar sales are ending today

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Ricoh registered new camera under the code name R02070


Ricoh registered a new camera under the code name R02070 in Japan:

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New smc Pentax-DA Fisheye 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5ED lens?

Nikoshita posted a picture of what appears to be a new smc Pentax-DA Fisheye 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5ED lens:


For comparisons, here is the current Pentax Fisheye SMCP-DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED (IF) model:

Pentax Fisheye SMCP-DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED IF lens

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Ricoh GR III firmware update version 1.20 released


Ricoh released firmware update version 1.20 for the GR III camera (now in stock at Adorama, B&H and Amazon).

Here is the list of changes (additional information is available here):

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Pentax 100 Celebration Instagram Photo Contest

Announcement of the PENTAX 100 Celebration Instagram Photo Contest

As previously announced, in November 2019, RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co., the original manufacturer of PENTAX-brand products, which today include digital SLR cameras, interchangeable lenses and binoculars.

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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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This “DUO Daypack” camera bag raised over $280,000 on their first Kickstarter day

The “DUO Daypack” camera bag raised over $278,000 on their first day at Kickstarter:

For instant access to all of your gear, WANDRD designed an infinite zip system, equipped with four different sliders along an expansive, weatherproof YKK zipper. With the adventurer in mind, the exterior provides pockets to easily retrieve your phone, keys water bottle and other essentials.

Not leaving out the photographers, the interior of the DUO can best be described as an organizational beast when it comes to camera gear featuring stretch mesh pockets, zippered pouches and elastic cord organizers. It even comes with dedicated spots for your tablet and laptop sleeve that fits up to a 15 inch Macbook Pro.

Adding to another unique aspect of design, WANDRD ditches the rainfly cover for a sleek and Withstanding car wash soakings during product testing, the interior remained completely dry. Taking pride in the daypack’s durability, WANDRD is offering a lifetime guarantee on the bag.

Also currently on Kickstarter:


Peak Design Travel Tripod


M1 Packable Camera Strap

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