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Pentax/Ricoh is the only real savior of the film camera

When my daughter went to college, the first thing she asked for was a film camera. After I searched B&H Photo and Amazon, I realized that you can either get a $6,000 Leica M film rangefinder camera or a crappy compact film camera that will probably break shortly after the purchase. Breaking news: Pentax is […]

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The official Ricoh Imaging online store in Japan has started selling photographic film

The official Ricoh Imaging online store in Japan has started selling photographic film. Notably, they are selling Kodak Portra much cheaper than Yodobashi (15,800 yen vs 21,870 yen at Yodobashi for Portra 400 – check US Porta prices at Amazon). No doubt this is part of their preparation for the launch of the new Pentax […]

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Interview with the Pentax film camera project development team

Barfout published an interview with the Pentax film camera project development team. Here is the recap from digicame-info:

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Ricoh made an official statement on the Pentax film camera project

Ricoh issued an official statement regarding the previous report about Pentax releasing two new affordable compact film cameras in Spring 2024:

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Ricoh to release two new “affordable” Pentax compact film cameras in Spring 2024

In a recent interview, Ricoh Imaging Europe confirmed that Pentax will release two new “affordable” compact film cameras in Spring 2024:

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Sneak peek of the new Pentax film camera currently under development

At a recent special exhibition event in Japan called “It’s time for film!” Ricoh also had several different old Pentax film cameras and prototypes on display, including a small teaser of their upcoming film camera (prototype I assume – there was no explanation or any text in the display window):

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President Noboru Akabane had always habitually said that he wanted PENTAX to become a cute brand that people could look at and say, “look at them, they’re doing something crazy again, but I guess that’s just what they do”

The Japanese magazine Barfout published an interview with Takeo Suzuki (Product Planner and Designer of Ricoh Imaging’s PENTAX Business Unit), here is an interesting quote:

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