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.
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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.
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 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.
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 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.
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').
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.
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 has created two videos and a microsite to showcase its dedication to 'the future of SLR photography.'
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 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 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.
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
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).
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.
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 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.
Pentax users lose more third-party support as Sigma re-directs production capacity towards lenses for mirrorless systems
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.
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.
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.
Ricoh is highlighting its commitment to the Pentax K mount by showing a mockup of its forthcoming D-FA* 85mm F1.4 lens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!