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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!

Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition

The K-1 Limited Silver Edition features a high-grade silver-color coating on the camera body and battery grip, to match the lineup of silver Pentax FA Limited lenses.

Ricoh releases Pentax 645Z and K-1 firmware updates and IMAGE Transmitter 2 software v2.3

New firmware in combination with an updated version of the IMAGE Transmitter 2 software package brings a number of new tethered control features to the Pentax K-1 and 645Z. Read more

Ricoh denies Nikkei report that it may leave camera business

Ricoh has issued a response to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, denying that the company is considering leaving the consumer camera business. Read more

Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D

Led by Pentax, digital medium format has gone from being the preserve of the pro to something a little more attainable. But what features matter most in such a camera and how do the three sub-$10,000 44 x 33mm cameras compare? Read more

Pentax KP Review
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Ricoh's Pentax KP is a 24MP mid-range DSLR with five-axis image stabilization. But, rather than a simple update of the existing K-3 II, it's been slimmed-down and gained some of the K-1's style. Does it succeed? Read more

Pentax KP sample gallery

A new 5-axis SR II IBIS system, ISO expansion up to 819,200 and interchangeable grips – the Pentax KP looks great on paper, but how about its images? See gallery

CP+ 2017: Ricoh teases upcoming D FA* 50mm F1.4

Ricoh has added two prime lenses to its full-frame lens lineup for the Pentax K-1: the forthcoming D FA* 50mm F1.4 and 85mm F1.4. Although details are scant, we did sneak a peek at the 50mm, on the show floor. Read more

Ricoh announces development of Pentax 50mm F1.4, adds lenses to K-mount roadmap

Ricoh is displaying a prototype version of a new Pentax 50mm F1.4 for K-mount at CP+ 2017, and has also added an 85mm F1.4 and an unspecified telephoto zoom to its roadmap. Read more

Catch them all: high resolution poster shows every Pentax SLR ever produced

Ricoh has released two posters charting the history of Pentax cameras, both in downloadable high-resolution PDF formats. Read more

Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP

Ricoh has taken the wraps off it's newest DSLR, the KP. Resembling a mini Pentax K-1, and inheriting some of the same features, the KP arrives at the same price as the K-3 II, putting it at the top end of Ricoh's APS-C lineup. We got our hands on a pre-production sample recently, and we've prepared a quick product tour. Read more

Ricoh announces Pentax KP with new Shake Reduction system and 24MP sensor

Ricoh has announced its new Pentax KP, which is a more compact, modernized version of the K-3 II. It features a new 'high sensitivity' 24MP sensor, a 5-axis 'Shake Reduction II' system, interchangeable grips and a tilting touchscreen display. Read more

Firmware update adds support for K-AF4 lenses to Pentax K-3 and K-50

Ricoh has released firmware updates for its K-3 and K-50 DSLRs which add support for the company's K-AF4 lenses. Read more

Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review

The Pentax K-70 is an upper entry-level DSLR that combines enthusiast level features and clever use of its image stabilization system at a fiercely competitive price. So what did we make of it? Read more

Pentax 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE real world sample gallery

The Pentax 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE is the first Pentax lens to use the new 'Pulse Autofocus Motor'. Although it is a bit darker than the old 55-300, autofocus is much faster and virtually silent. Take a look at our samples to see how sharp this handy new zoom is. Read more

Pentax K1 firmware update adds electronic shutter in live view mode

Pentax has released new firmware for its flagship K1 full-frame DSLR that includes the ability to select electronic shutter during live view shooting. Read more

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