Sunday, January 15, 2017

New Fast Primes for K-1


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

Japanese CAPA Magazine Jan 2017 Prediction on New Pentax Body

Via: (in Japanese)

- 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

New Pentax "KP" Body?

Via: Digicame Info (Translated into English)

It's a DSLR btw.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

D-FA Lens Roadmap 2017 Uploaded

Friday, January 06, 2017

Pentax Q System is Aborted?

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. :-(

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Best and Worst Cameras and Lenses of 2016

Well, Pentax K-1 is the second best and the rebadged DFA15-30 is the only worst! :-o Btw, where are the originally designed Pentax lenses? Any prime?! :-(

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Colour Tendency of the LCD Monitor of K-1 Vs Canon 5Dlll's

(in Simplified Chinese)

Related:  Tuning the LCD Display of the K-1

Thursday, November 24, 2016

New Firmwares for K-3 and K-50 for Supporting KAF4 Lenses

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Screen Captures of New K-1 Features of FW 1.4

I have failed to capture the red screen as the HDMI port just doesn't output it, but only with normal video output signal for all colours, even when the red screen mode is turned on. :-(

K-1 Firmware 1.4

Expanded functions:

1. Red-Lighted LCD Monitor Display Function
The PENTAX K-1 provides a red-lighted LCD monitor display function, which prevents the pupils of the photographer's eyes from constricting after they have become accustomed to a dark environment during astrophotography.

2. Bulb Timer Function
The bulb timer function comes in handy when photographing celestial bodies or fireworks. The PENTAX K-1 allows the photographer to expand the exposure time up to 20 minutes in Bulb mode.

3. Others
During slow shutter speeds the PENTAX K-1 features white dot noise reduction processsing.*
Overall Improved stability for general performance.

* When Slow Shutter Speed NR is OFF and JPEG image.

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