Sunday, April 23, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Updated tethering features with the Image Transmitter 2.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Newly added feature on version 1.1.4
･New YouTube authentication support.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
See what the Japanese Nikkei Business News says:-
And, the vague response from Ricoh:-
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Amongst the above, I bought 15 models over years.
So, for my 15 Pentax interchangeable-lens bodies, they can be further categorised as follows:
- 4 Film and 11 Digital
- 2 Medium Format, 4 135 Full Frame, 8 APS-C, 1 Tiny Sensor Format
- 14 Reflex and 1 Mirrorless
- 1 Silver, 1 Oliver, 1 Blue, 1 Gold and 1 White, all Others are Black in Colour
- 10 models can take AA batteries, 4 with adaptors or with grips (which were bought separately at high prices)
- Total cost of these cameras when bought new was huge, present value is minimal! :-(
After all, I must admit that I am a true Pentax fanboy, who bought and supported the brand blindly, over decades! :-((
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Beta body, full size samples are available.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Source: Xitek Forum
Full size samples are available.
1st hands-on: https://www.dpreview.com/news/5120223341/the-k-3-lives-on-hands-on-with-new-pentax-kp
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
新世代の2430万画素 APS-C CMOSセンサー
サイズ：131.5 x101 x 76.0mm
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
(Pictures are now removed in the source link)
The Japanese blogger told that the source is from Ricoh. There will be two colours of the KP and the battery grip will be in three sizes. The grip seems to be modular in design and interchangeable for the holding part.
Price of the KP is not cheap, though. It sells for 1099 British Pounds.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
(in Japanese, or Google-translated English page here)
Congrats Ricoh! You've got a 2nd-runner up among 3 players in the DSLR battlefield! Well done! :-P
Btw, it is interesting to note that Nikon has been beaten by Sigma in lens sales. Sigma is really strong nowadays. They had really brilliant marketing, IMHO! Besides, Canon has taken over the 2nd place from Sony for the mirrorless market share, well..
In Simplified Chinese, clear instructions are given, debug mode files are available for download .
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Since K-1 was marketed last April, we wanted newly designed original fast Pentax prime lenses. But there is not even one Pentax fast prime ever announced nor marketed (of course). Does it sound like that Pentax (actually Ricoh) is no longer be able to design and produce new prime lenses by herself these days? :-(
Saturday, January 14, 2017
- APS-C or FF Sensor
- K-mount Adaptor
- Flipped LCD Monitor
- Retro and compact design
The predicted name of the body is not KP, though.
Old but Related: My Idea of a K1000D
Via: Digicame Info (Translated into English)
It's a DSLR btw.
Sunday, January 08, 2017
Friday, January 06, 2017
According to this Pentax Rumors article, the Pentax Q family of products have been removed from the Ricoh Imaging US website completely. So, does it mean that the development and marketing of the Q line has come to an end? Possibly it does, I'm afraid. :-(