Pentax 100th anniversary video


New Pentax 100th anniversary video:

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The new Ricoh Theta Z1 camera is now shipping in the US


The new Ricoh Theta Z1 camera with 1-inch back-illuminated CMOS sensor is now shipping in the US – check pricing and availability at Adorama, B&H and Amazon.

Here are a few Ricoh Theta Z1 videos:

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Sigma to stop making lenses for Pentax K-mount


Sigma posted on their Facebook page in the Czech Republic that they will no longer make lenses for Pentax K-mount (Google translation):

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New: JJC metal thumbs-up grip TA GR3 for Ricoh GR III camera



There is a new accessory for the Ricoh GR III camera: JJC metal thumbs-up grip TA GR3 available for sale on Amazon and eBay:

Check out also their Ricoh GR II lens cap:

and the JJC ultra-slim multi-coated UV filter:

Additional pictures of the thumbs-up:

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The patent for the Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens was filed by Ricoh


The patent for the Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens was filed in Japan by Ricoh – see patent application 2019-139158. It has been widely reported that the new Pentax 50mm f/1.4 lens was designed by Tokina and it is a copy of the Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens:

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The Irix 11mm f/4 Blackstone lens for Pentax K-mount is now $175 off



The Irix 11mm f/4 Blackstone lens for Pentax K-mount is now $175 off only at Adorama.

Additional information on the Irix 11mm f/4 lens, including press release, MTF charts and specifications can be found here and here.

Irix lenses are sold also at Amazon US, Amazon UKAmazon DEAmazon FRAmazon IT and Amazon CA.

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Pentax digest


40% off all Rocky Nook books with coupon code “NikonRumors”.


Topaz Labs introduced new automatic face refinement feature – now on sale for $79.99 (originally $99.99) through August 30. You can take an extra 15% off the sale price during checkout using the code GIGAPIXEL15.


ON1announced the upcoming release of ON1 Photo RAW 2020and three new products: ON1 Video, ON1 Photo Mobile, and an ON1 Sync Service. A new ON1 Photo RAW 2019.6 update was also released.

Pentax KP J limited event in Japan.

The latest Pentax related videos are next:

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