Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.10 and Camera Raw 9.10 released with Pentax KP support


Adobe released Lightroom CC 2015.10 and Camera Raw 9.10 with support for the Pentax KP DSLR camera. Here are direct the download links:

 

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New server and HTTPS for PentaxRumors


In the past week I have been busy upgrading PentaxRumors to a new server at HostDuplex. The old server could no longer handle the increased traffic. You also probably already noticed that PentaxRumors is now a “secure” website (HTTPS) which is the industry’s standard. A lot of other changes were also introduced on the back end that should improve the overall user’s experience on the site. If you see any strange behavior, please add a comment to this post.


LeicaRumors and PhotoRumors are also now “secure” websites and NikonRumors will be transitioned over by the end of the week.

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Pentax deals on Amazon UK


Some new Pentax DSLR camera deals are available for limited time on Amazon UK:

Via Ephotozine

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Ricoh Imaging released a new version of Digital Camera Utility 5


Ricoh Imaging released the latest version of Digital Camera Utility 5:

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Top 10 PentaxRumors posts for March 2017

  
  
  
These are the top 10 most visited PentaxRumors posts for March 2017:

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Pentax KP camera reviews


Many websites published their reviews of the latest Pentax KP DSLR camera ($1,099). Here is a recap:

Pros and cons from dpreview (see also their gallery):


Pros and cons from ephotozine:


Photographyblog writes:

“We particularly like the easily removable hand-grip, especially as the three different sizes are all included in the box – why has no-one thought of this before? Crucially the KP doesn’t skimp on image quality, either, although the headline-grabbing top ISO speed 819,200 proves to be more than a little ambitious. In terms of other negative points, the battery life isn’t the greatest, especially compared to the K-3 II model that this new camera effectively replaces, live view is still a pain to use for moving subjects, it’s a shame that the LCD screen doesn’t tilt to the side, there’s no 4K video or even an HDMI port (!), and the buffer depth for the 7fps burst shooting is too small if you want to shoot Raw files.”

Other Pentax KP camera reviews:

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RawTherapee will soon support Pixel Shift shots from Pentax cameras


I received this message from a reader (thanks!):

The free open source raw file development software RawTherapee will be the first (as far as I’m aware) free software that can process Pixel Shift shots from Pentax cameras, and does a better job than Pentax’s own Digital Camera Utility, Adobe Camera Raw and out-of-camera JPGs.

Attached image (CC-BY) courtesy of Pat David:

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