Pentax digest #33

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Ricoh announces O-GPS2 – the next generation GPS unit for Pentax DSLR cameras


Ricoh just announced the O-GPS2 – the next generation GPS unit for Pentax DSLR cameras (replacement for the current Pentax O-GPS1 GPS module). Here is the full press release:

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Dpreview published another Pentax K-3 III video


Dpreview published another Pentax K-3 III video:

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New: Topaz Labs DeNoise AI v3.1 and ON1 NoNoise AI image noise removal solutions

Two new image noise removal solutions were released:


Topaz Labs released DeNoise AI version 3.1 – here is what’s new:

  • New Severe Noise AI model – tackle photos suffering from excessive noise due to very high ISO settings and low light conditions
  • Improved Comparison View – Select which AI models are displayed to quickly choose the one that best suits your image
  • Apple M1 plugin support in Adobe Photoshop – Access the DeNoise AI plugin from within Photoshop running natively on Apple M1 silicon without needing to use Rosetta emulation
  • Snappier performance – Up to 3x CPU and 12x GPU improvements on Windows and 4x improvements with Macs using discrete GPUs when compared to DeNoise AI 2.4.2
  • Bug fixes

You can get 15% off all Topaz Labs products with code RUMORS15.


The new ON1 NoNoise AI image noise removal software is now available for pre-order and is $30 off for a limited time with coupon code NONOISE30. Key features of NoNoise AI:

  • Better results than any other noise reduction app on the market – Fast live preview of the noise removal adjustments, no waiting for results
  • Exclusive progressive sharpening
  • Support for RAW photos, including Fujifilm and non raw photos
  • Auto adjustment that adjusts based on your tastes
  • Available for Mac or Windows

Via NikonRumors


20% off ON1 products with code NIKONRUMORS
10% off Viltrox lenses with code NIKONRUMORS
$10 off Luminar with code NIKONRUMORS
10% off Oberwerth bags with code RumorsN21
30% off DxO products
10% bonus on trade-ins at KEH
15% off Capture One Nordic Style Kit

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The Pentax DA 560mm f/5.6 ED AW APS-C lens for K-mount is discontinued

Asobinet reports that the Pentax DA 560mm f/5.6 ED AW APS-C lens for K-mount is already discontinued in Japan.

Update: the lens is also listed as discontinued on the official Ricoh/Pentax website.

In the US the lens still in stock at Adorama (special order at B&H).

Here are a few Pentax DA 560mm f/5.6 ED AW lens videos:

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Ricoh released new firmware updates for three compact cameras


Today Ricoh released new firmware updates for three of their compact cameras:

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Pentax K-3 Mark III DSLR camera wins “BEST APS-C CAMERA EXPERT” at the 2021 TIPA Photo Imaging Awards



The Pentax K-3 Mark III DSLR camera won the “BEST APS-C CAMERA EXPERT” at the 2021 TIPA Photo Imaging Awards:

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