ON1 Photo RAW 2019.1 released with support for the Pentax K-1 Mark II camera


OnOne Software released a new ON1 Photo RAW 2019.1 version with support for the Pentax K-1 Mark II camera (see what’s new and list of features, you can also download a trial version here).

List of what’s new in version 2019.1 (13.1.0.6264) – ON1 Photo RAW 2019.1 includes improvements suggested by users as well as bug fixes:

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For a limited time only: 30% off Irix filters


Adorama has a 30% discount on Irix filters (they are hydrophobic, oleophobic, with multi-layer anti-reflex coating). Additional information on Irix filters can be found here.

All Irix lenses are available for Pentax-K mount.

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New Ricoh GR III camera report by Mobile01 (no plans for a full-frame Ricoh GR camera)




Mobile01 published their “hands-on” report of the upcoming Ricoh GR III camera that includes also an interview with Noguchi Hiroshi (general manager of the Smart Vision Business Division, Camera Division, and Product Planning Department). Here are some interesting points from the interview:

  • Ricoh can put a full frame sensor in the GR and make it about the same size as the GR III, but there will be some compromises, such as the quality of the lens. Ricoh thinks APS-C is the most balanced choice.
  • Rioch never considered a curved sensor for the GR III.
  • No plans for a full frame GR camera for now.
  • The GRIII was developed about a year and a half to two years ago.

Ricoh GR III camera “hands-on” video:

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Hints about future Pentax products (plus the original Pentax K-1 from 2000)

Yaotomi Camera, a large camera store located in Osaka, organized on Saturday a meeting with Pentaxians together with the heads of sales, cameras and lenses from Ricoh Imaging/Pentax.


The guys from Ricoh Imaging brought with them a prototype of the HD Pentax-DA★ 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW and the K-1 from 2000 (see attached pictures above), this camera which is identical (apart from the logo) to the MZ-D/ME52 prototype of a 24×36 digital camera with a  MP Philips sensor (the same as the one in the Contax N Digital) showcased by Pentax at Photokina 2000 but which surfaced for the first time in Tokyo on the 16th of July 2011 for a ‘touch and try’ event organized to promote the Pentax Q:


They freely discussed some of the Pentax products to come but these discussions were mostly off the records.

Yaotomi Camera made several tweets on the event and retweeted some participants tweets:

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Up to £200 discount on Pentax and Ricoh products in the UK


The instant discount on Pentax and Ricoh products in the UK was doubled to £200 – check the details at Amazon UK, WEX, Park Camera and Jessops. This offer is valid unitl December 31st.

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Pentax 645D, Pentax K-3 II & Pentax K-S2 sensor measurements published at PhotonsToPhotos


The latest Pentax 645D, Pentax K-3 II and Pentax K-S2 photographic dynamic range and other sensor measurements were published at PhotonsToPhotos – you can now create comparisons with other camera models (below: FujiFilm GFX 50S vs. Hasselblad X1D-50c vs. Pentax 645D and Pentax 645D vs. Pentax 645Z):

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Update: detailed Ricoh GR III camera report from DC.Watch



A quick update on my post from yesterdayDC.Watch published a detailed report on the upcoming Ricoh GR III camera with many pictures. Here is a quick recap:

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