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Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 Mark III

The Pentax K-3 III is here, and with almost six years separating it from its immediate predecessor, there are a lot of changes and improvements to Ricoh's new flagship APS-S DSLR. Click through for a closer look.

DPReview TV: How a crappy camera made Jordan a better videographer

Jordan promised to shoot four DPReview TV episodes with the Pentax K-01 if we reached 300,000 YouTube subscribers. We reached our goal and Jordan held up his end of the bargain. Find out what he learned about shooting with this less-than-stellar camera.

Pentax K-3 Mark III initial review

The Pentax K-3 Mark III is that rarest of things: a completely new DSLR. We've got hands-on with the camera to find out just what's changed in the six years since the Mark II. The answer is: almost everything.

Ricoh's Pentax K-3 III 26MP DSLR is finally here

Ricoh has officially unveiled the Pentax K-3 III DSLR, which offers a host of significant updates over previous models, including a new 26MP sensor, improved shake reduction, a new AF system and a larger viewfinder.

Pentax announces K-1 II J Limited 01 DSLR in four colors for the Japanese market

Following the success of the Pentax KP J Limited in 2019, the Japanese camera maker is back with a new J Limited product, this time in the form of the K-1 Mark II J Limited 01. The handcrafted camera is available in four colors and is currently available only in Japan.

Ricoh updates Pentax 31mm F1.8, 43mm F1.9 and 77mm F1.8 Limited lenses

Pentax has released updated versions of three of its prime lenses, adding improved coatings and a more rounded aperture diaphragm for smoother bokeh. The updated 31mm F1.8, 43mm F1.9 and 77mm F1.8 'Limited' lenses will be available in April.

Ricoh announces its Pentax K-3 Mark III APS-C DSLR has been delayed

Ricoh has published a development update for its forthcoming Pentax K-3 Mark III APS-C DSLR, citing supply chain issues as the reason for the delay.

FCC filing unveils the internals of the upcoming Pentax K-3 III flagship APS-C DSLR

Ricoh Imaging has been teasing the Pentax K-3 Mark III APS-C camera for months. Although the camera isn't due to ship until early next year, recent FCC filings by Ricoh Imaging show the camera without its outer shell, further expanding our knowledge of the upcoming digital SLR.

Ricoh shares the name and specifications of its forthcoming Pentax APS-C DSLR

Ricoh Imaging's new APS-C DSLR will feature a 26MP CMOS sensor, 5-axis IBIS, dual SD card slots and is set for a late-February 2021 release.

Film Fridays: Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F Review – a class act

In an effort to collect the dream cameras of his youth, Bob Janes happened upon a clean Pentax Spotmatic F. Now, 41 years after first laying eye upon it, he's ready to share his thoughts (hint: he thinks it's a 'class act').

Ricoh releases Silver Edition version of its Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR, three D FA* lenses

The camera and lenses remain unchanged from their black versions with the exception of a more shiny paint job.

Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 sample gallery

The Pentax 85mm F1.4 is Ricoh's latest premium prime lens for Pentax full-frame and crop-sensor DSLRs. We've been shooting with a final copy to see how it looks for everything from portraits to street photography and landscapes.

Ricoh shares additional information about its upcoming APS-C DSLR, lenses

In a new video, which features Wakashiro Shigeru of Ricoh's Product Planning division, Ricoh shares new details about its upcoming Pentax APS-C DLSR, as well as information about silver versions of its new lenses.

Pentax's new 'Brand Vision' shows it's doubling down on SLR camera systems

Pentax has created two videos and a microsite to showcase its dedication to 'the future of SLR photography.'

Lightweight telephoto: Pentax-D 70-210mm F4 sample gallery

We've got our hands on Ricoh's new Pentax-D FA 70-210mm F4 telephoto zoom for its full-frame K-mount cameras. Lighter and less expensive than the company's F2.8 alternative, we tried it out for everything from portraits to go-kart races.

Ricoh introduces HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 lens

Ricoh has officially released the HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 ED SDM AW lens for its full-frame DSLRs. This fast, weather-sealed portrait prime will ship in mid-June for $1899.

Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR

Ricoh has published a video detailing the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR. Few details were revealed about this as-yet-unnamed camera, though the main focus of the video was its totally redesigned optical viewfinder.

Ricoh reveals D FA 21mm Limited, DA 16-50mm F2.8 and details D FA* 85mm F1.4

Ricoh has published a video setting out its development plans for new lenses, which include 85mm F1.4, 21mm F2.8 Limited, and 16-50mm F2.8 models.

Pentax announces forthcoming 85mm F1.4 lens for its premium FA* full-frame lens lineup

The new all-weather portrait lens is to join the company's premium line for K-1 series cameras, and will be the first 85mm designed for the Pentax digital full frame system

Film Fridays: Pentax MX – a nuts and bolts review

The Pentax MX is a gem of a film SLR: compact, well-built and fully-mechanical in operation. Our pals over at 35mmc.com dive deep into the nuts and bolts of this classic camera.

DPReview TV: Shoot Pentax 110 lenses on Micro Four Thirds!
Between 1978 and 1985 Pentax sold the Pentax Auto 110, a miniature SLR system built around Kodak's small-format 110 film cartridges. The 110 system is no longer with us, but its lenses are a perfect match for Micro Four Thirds. We discover the joy of using vintage Pentax 110 lenses on a modern digital camera.
Ricoh unveils HD Pentax-D FA 70–210mm F4 ED SDM WR telephoto zoom lens

The telephoto zoom features a constant F4 aperture across its 70-210mm focal length range, uses Pentax's supersonic direct-drive motor (SDM), and weighs 859g (1.89lbs).

DPReview TV: The most important Pentax cameras of all time

Pentax week continues! In this video, Chris takes us for a ride on the wayback machine to look at the most important Pentax cameras in history.

DPReview TV: Pentax DA* 11-18mm F2.8 lens review

It's Pentax week on DPReview TV, so Chris and Jordan review the DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ultra-wide zoom for Pentax APS-C cameras. Do they like it? They sure do! Enough to inspire Jordan to sing. And sing some more. Get out your earplugs.

Pentax DA* 11-18mm F2.8 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Check out these full resolution images shot with the Pentax DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ultra-wide zoom lens, captured while shooting this week's episode of DPReview TV.

Ricoh is developing a flagship APS-C DSLR set to be released in 2020

Ricoh has stated that it's developing a new flagship APS-C DSLR that it'll preview later this month and expects to bring to market in 2020.

Sigma halts production of Pentax K mount lenses to put its focus on mirrorless

Pentax users lose more third-party support as Sigma re-directs production capacity towards lenses for mirrorless systems

Ricoh updates Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 fisheye with new coatings and exterior

Ricoh has updated the 2006-vintage Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 fisheye with new 'HD' and 'SP' coatings, and a modernized the exterior to match its most recent DSLRs. Optically, the lens is unchanged from the original.

HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW review

The HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW is a high quality standard prime lens for Ricoh's full-frame Pentax DSLRs. Ricoh has made great claims about its pro-grade construction and excellent sharpness – how does it stack up?

HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW sample gallery updated

We're putting the finishing touches on our review of the HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW, but in the meantime here are some more real-world sample images to whet your appetite.

Pentax 11-18mm F2.8 DA* sample gallery

We just got our hands on the new Pentax 11-18mm F2.8 DA* – a premium wide-angle zoom lens for Ricoh's APS-C format Pentax DSLRs. Check out our gallery of sample images.

CP+ 2019: Ricoh shows PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW

Alongside the GR III, Ricoh is using the CP+ show in Yokohama Japan to give its customers a first look at the PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW, a high-performance zoom for APS-C.

CP+ 2019: a look at the Pentax 85mm F1.4 and KP Custom

Ricoh is highlighting its commitment to the Pentax K mount by showing a mockup of its forthcoming D-FA* 85mm F1.4 lens.

Ricoh announces Pentax 35mm F2 and 11-18mm F2.8 K-mount lenses

Ricoh has announced a pair of Pentax K-mount lenses: the HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 (an update to the classic 'AL' model) and the HD PENTAX-DA*11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW (which was originally supposed to ship last summer). Both lenses will be available in February.

Hands-on with the Pentax HD FA* 50mm F1.4 (for real this time)

One of the most keenly-awaited lenses for a while, the new Pentax D FA* 50mm F1.4 is finally here, and we've been using it for a few days. In this article, we're updating our initial impressions on the basis of our recent shooting with the K-1 II.

Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW lens shipping in July for $1199

First announced last October, Ricoh is ready to ship the HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW, a weather-sealed fast prime for the company's full-frame DSLRs. It will be available in late July for $1199.

Letter from the reviews editor: Pentax K-1 Mark II studio scene re-shoot

After noting errors in our K-1 Mark II studio scene, we've re-shot both that camera and its predecessor. DPReview's Reviews Editor, Carey Rose, has the background on what happened.

Ricoh releases SDK for Pentax cameras, opening the door to 3rd party remote control apps

The software development kit allows third-party developers to create mobile and desktop apps that can control the camera remotely via USB cable or Wi-Fi.

Sample gallery: Pentax K-1 II

The Pentax K-1 II is a 36MP full frame beast of a camera, offering ample weather-sealing and excellent ergonomics. We've been shooting around Seattle with it as we finish our full review.

Here's how to create a super resolution photo with any camera

The Pentax K-1 II features a hand-held Pixel Shift mode that creates a 'super resolution' image. Here's how to create a better-looking one in Photoshop using four files.

Pentax K-1 II's hand-held 'Dynamic' Pixel Shift mode is not quite what you think it is

The Pentax K-1 II has a new Pixel Shift mode that can be used hand-held. We compared it to traditional tripod-mounted Pixel Shift and standard non-Pixel Shift shots to see how it stacks up.

CP+ 2018: Hands-on with the Pentax K-1 Mark II and D FA* 50mm F1.4

We stopped by the Ricoh-Pentax booth at this year's CP+ show in Japan and got a chance to handle the new K-1 Mark II as well as a near-final version of the upcoming Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4. We even got a chance to informally test the K-1 II's crazy high ISO and hand-held Pixel Shift feature - click through to read our impressions.

Phottix announces Odin II TTL flash trigger for Pentax shooters

Flash manufacturer Phottix has announced it will introduce an Odin ll transmitter for Pentax users in April this year. The company says it has had ‘direct cooperation’ from Pentax engineers to make and program the trigger so it works seamlessly.

Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know

The Pentax K-1 Mark II promises less noise than its predecessor and offers a cool new Pixel Shift mode that lets you leave your tripod behind. Find out what's changed - and what hasn't.

Pentax K-1 Mark II shoots up to ISO 819,200, offers updated Pixel Shift

Ricoh has announced an updated version of its K-1 full-frame DSLR. The Pentax K-1 Mark II gains an additional 'accelerator' processor that enables improved image processing as well as a handheld version of its Pixel Shift Resolution mode.

Ricoh will let Pentax K-1 owners update their cameras to a Mark II for $550/£450/€500

For a limited time this summer, current K-1 owners will be able to send their cameras in for a circuit board replacement, essentially upgrading to a Mark II. They'll even get a Mark II logo swapped in on the front of the camera.

First look at upcoming Pentax 'star series' lenses and silver edition K-1

Ricoh is showing off two upcoming lenses at the Photo Plus Expo show in New York this week. The HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW and HD Pentax-DA* 11-18mm F2.8.

Ricoh announces new lenses for both APS-C and full-frame Pentax cameras

Ricoh has announced two new Pentax 'Star-series' lenses, designed to be optimized for high megapixel sensors; there's a 50mm F1.4 covering a full 35mm image circle as well as an 11-18mm F2.8 for crop sensor cameras.

This is why the Pentax 645Z DxOMark score of 101 was never published

The Nikon D850 isn't the first camera to hit triple digits on DxOMark; in fact, the Pentax 645Z was listed at 101 all the way back in 2015. So why was the full review never published? DxOMark explained earlier today.

Metabones' Devil's Speed Booster turns Pentax Q cameras into ‘monster low-light machines’

The new 'Devil's Speed Booster Q666 0.50x' from Metabones lets you mount Nikon F and G glass to your Pentax Q, and get a working aperture of up to F0.666 if you're using an F1.2 lens wide open!

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