The Monster Adapter LA-KE1 gives Pentaxians a way to use many of their K-mount lenses with full AF on Sony E-mount mirrorless bodies. Mike Tomkins looks at how it performs.
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Mar 23, 2022 at 14:32
The kit, which will be crowdfunded through Ubgoe, features an all-black design that leaves no detail spared from the matte-black finish, including the HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mm f/2.8-4ED Limited DC lens that comes with the kit.
lens newsMar 14, 2022 at 17:50
Ricoh Imaging Japan has announced that its Pentax DA 300mm F4 lens is aboard the Kitsune 6 nanosatellite launched into space last month. The satellite, operating from the International Space Station, performs high-resolution imaging of Earth.
lens newsOct 22, 2021 at 17:57
The weather-resistant lens works on full-frame and APS-C Pentax DSLR camera systems.
As we work towards our full review of the Pentax K-3 Mark III in the next few days, we've updated our previously-published gallery of sample images, including both out-of-camera JPEGs and converted Raw files. Click through to take a look!
lens newsJul 14, 2021 at 22:00
The HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED PLM AW lens is the latest APS-C addition to Ricoh Imaging's flagship Pentax Star (*) lineup.
Back in February, Ricoh released three HD Pentax-FA Limited lenses: the HD Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 Limited, HD Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited and HD Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited. We've been shooting with the 43mm recently and we've just posted a gallery of samples.
Back in February, Ricoh released three HD Pentax-FA Limited lenses: the HD Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 Limited, HD Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited and HD Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited. We've been shooting with the 77mm recently and we've just posted a gallery of samples.
sample galleryJun 1, 2021 at 13:00
The Pentax DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Limited zoom lens was released in 2013, and remains a solid, weather-sealed zoom for the company's DSLR's – take a look at how it performs on a variety of cameras including the latest K-3 Mark III.
Ricoh's latest DSLR, the Pentax K-3 Mark III, has impressed us with its design, build and controls. As we press on with our full review, we've placed it in front of our studio test scene to see what it can do, including at its maximum ISO sensitivity setting of 1.6 million. Check it out.
SponsoredMay 26, 2021 at 13:00
In this video, we're joining editorial and fine art photographer Neil Buckland, as he shoot a variety of subjects using Ricoh's new Pentax K-3 III.
We've just received a production-ready Pentax K-3 Mark III, and we've gotten straight to work with it to see what it can do. Check out our samples from a variety of lenses and a variety of sites (and sights) up and down the Puget Sound region in Washington State.
Since the dawn of recorded time, Pentax DSLRs has been known for being well-designed, rugged and full-featured. In this episode of DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan share their thoughts about Ricoh's latest DSLR, the Pentax K-3 Mark III.
lens newsMay 6, 2021 at 19:01
The lens remains the widest shift lens for full-frame cameras, with the new Leica L and Pentax K mount versions rounding out the Canon EF, Canon RF, Nikon F, Nikon Z and Sony E mount options from launch.
videoMar 31, 2021 at 14:00
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.
Feb 26, 2021 at 20:51
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.
lens newsFeb 24, 2021 at 22:00
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.
Feb 18, 2021 at 01:00
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.
Dec 16, 2020 at 19:27
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.
Oct 27, 2020 at 16:23
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.
Oct 2, 2020 at 13:00
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').
camera newsAug 26, 2020 at 22:00
The camera and lenses remain unchanged from their black versions with the exception of a more shiny paint job.
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.
camera newsJul 23, 2020 at 14:50
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.
camera newsJul 17, 2020 at 14:37
Pentax has created two videos and a microsite to showcase its dedication to 'the future of SLR photography.'
sample galleryJun 18, 2020 at 13:00
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.
camera newsMay 15, 2020 at 03:00
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.
lens newsMay 15, 2020 at 03:00
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.
lens newsMar 24, 2020 at 17:07
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
videoFeb 29, 2020 at 08:00
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.
lens newsJan 22, 2020 at 22:00
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).
videoJan 18, 2020 at 08:00
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.
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.
sample galleryJan 15, 2020 at 15:00
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.
camera newsSep 20, 2019 at 14:04
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.
lens newsSep 9, 2019 at 16:58
Pentax users lose more third-party support as Sigma re-directs production capacity towards lenses for mirrorless systems
lens newsJul 8, 2019 at 22:00
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.
sample galleryApr 27, 2019 at 13:00
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.
Mar 2, 2019 at 08:51
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.
Mar 1, 2019 at 13:00
Ricoh is highlighting its commitment to the Pentax K mount by showing a mockup of its forthcoming D-FA* 85mm F1.4 lens.
lens newsJan 30, 2019 at 22:00
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.
Aug 9, 2018 at 13:00
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.
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