New Godox V1 flash for Pentax


The Godox V1 flash that was announced last year during Photokina is now finally released and it will be available also for Pentax cameras. Here are the specifications:

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Pentax offers the cheapest pro camera and lens set compared to Sony, Nikon, Canon and L-mount


Terrance Lam made an interesting calculation comparing the cost of a full pro camera and lens set from different brands and “Pentax is hugely a winner as the lowest cost full frame system to buy into”. The following lenses were included in the pricing for each set:

  • 24mm F/1.4
  • 50mm F/1.2 or F/1.4
  • 85mm F/1.2 or F/1.4
  • 90mm or 100mm Macro
  • 135mm F/1.8 or F/2
  • 16-35mm or 14-24mm F/2.8
  • 24-70mm F/2.8
  • 70-200mm F/2.8
  • 100-400mm F/5.6
  • Popular Pro Body

Here are the results sorted from cheap to expensive (I included only the full-frame options):

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Another Ricoh GR III hands-on report


Optyczne published their Ricoh GR III hands-on report:

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Pentax Q on hold, Pentax digital 645 development is ongoing

 
Digicame-info has a report based on a tweet from the CP+ show:

  • The Pentax Q is currently on hold and it is not yet decided if the line will be completely eliminated or there will be future development
  • Pentax digital 645 development is currently ongoing
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Ricoh GR III pre-orders in the UK come with a free limited edition blue ring cap


Every Ricoh GR III pre-order at WEX Photo & Video (UK) will come with a free limited edition blue ring cap (£29.99 value, product code 1693315):


Here are some pictures and a video of the GR III with the blue ring:

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Ricoh GR III camera shipping dates


B&H has listed the shipping date of the new Ricoh GR III camera as March 18th:


Amazon lists the GRIII with a shipping date of March 22nd:


Amazon Germany lists the shipping date as March 15th:


Park Camera (UK) lists the GR III as “expected at the end of March:


A report from Dpreview suggested that the GR III may start shipping even earlier – during the second week of March.

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Ricoh GR III now available for pre-order at Amazon Germany

The Ricoh GR III is now available for pre-order at Amazon Germany.

Pre-orders are also open at: Adorama | B&H | Amazon | WEX | Park Camera

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