Updated Pentax K-mount lens roadmaps (March 2020)


Here are the updated Pentax K-mount lens roadmaps (March 2020 – click for larger view):

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HD PENTAX-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens officially “announced” (still under development, launch expected in late 2020)


As previously reported, the HD PENTAX-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens is now officially “announced” (still under development, launch expected in late 2020):

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HD Pentax-D FA * 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens leaked online, official announcement coming soon



The HD Pentax-D FA * 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens release/announcement leaked online (now removed). I expect the official announcement to be soon. Here is the lens description (translated):

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Pentax was planning to exhibit two new lens mock-ups at the 2020 CP+ show


According to this tweet by @kamazikko (based on information from a magazine) Pentax was planning to exhibit two new lens mock-ups at the already canceled 2020 CP+ show (in addition to the new APS-C camera). The speculation is that the two new Pentax lenses are: DFA★ 85mm and DA★ 16-50mm II.

Updated Pentax K-Mount lens roadmap (January 2019)

Thanks Mistral75!

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eBay coupon code for 15% off select products (up to $100)


Previous eBay coupons were very popular with LR readers – here is another one: 15% off with coupon code PUSHPLAY for any electronics purchase fr0m this site, including photo gear (up to $100 in savings). Here is a direct link to the photo and camera section. If you are outside of the US – see Leon’s top comment on this post on how to apply the coupon code (not sure if it still works). This offer will end on March 24, 2020.


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Just released: Skylum Luminar 4.2, DxO PhotoLab 3.2, Topaz Labs Sharpen AI, ON1 Photo RAW 2020.1


Skylum released a new Luminar 4.2 with a new AI-augmented sky, improvements to portrait tools, improved relight scene in AI sky replacement and other updates.


DxO released DxO PhotoLab 3.2 – the latest version of the DxO photo-editing software with improved local adjustment tools, new camera support and more.


Topaz Labs released a new version of Sharpen AI. This update includes batch processing capabilities and the ability to selectively apply or remove the sharpening treatment to certain areas in your image. Topaz Labs is also launching a special sale: Sharpen AI will be on sale for $59.99 (regularly $79.99) until April 3.


The new ON1 Photo RAW version 2020.1 is also released. It’s a free update for all owners of version 2020. The new version 2020.1 features a new algorithm for better highlight recovery, a better user experience for using maps, better control when using focus stacking, new user interface enhancements, an all-new single image workflow, and more. This new update also adds performance improvements, bug fixes, support for additional cameras, and new lens correction profiles.

Other deals on photo editing software:

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Report: Ricoh to release more info on the new Pentax APS-C flagship DSLR camera soon


They are reports that Ricoh to release more/additional info on the new Pentax APS-C flagship DSLR camera soon. Stay tuned!

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