New Meyer-Optik Görlitz MK II Lenses Now Available

The Meyer Optik Görlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 II lens is now available for Canon EF, Pentax K, M42, Nikon F, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds. Fuji X and Leica L mounts.

The new Meyer Optik Görlitz lenses are already available for preorder for different DSLR and mirrorless mounts.

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HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4ED SDM AW Lens Announced

Ricoh has officially announced the launch of the HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4ED SDM AW lens. The 85mm f/1.4 is the second fixed focus lens in the new generation Pentax Star family.

The US price is $1899.95 and shipping will start in mid-June 2020. You can check the available at B&HAdoramaAmazon.

“The Star series is the top of the range for PENTAX lenses, so when developing the new generation, Pentax conducted an extensive review of its in-house standards, demanding the highest performance, even for use with future PENTAX DSLRs, which are expected to deliver even higher image quality and better performance than current models.”, say Pentax. Continue reading “HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4ED SDM AW Lens Announced”

Two New Pentax Lenses w/ Details of Pentax APS-c DSLR Camera Announced

Ricoh announced two new Pentax lenses, roadmap and a few details on the upcoming flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR camera. In a video published on Youtube, Ricoh has announced details of its upcoming flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR and reveals D FA 21mm Limited, DA 16-50mm F2.8 and details D FA* 85mm F1.4 lenses.

The camera is currently ‘under development for market launch in 2020’. Ricoh says that despite the coronavirus delaying the introduction of the camera, the company hopes that it will still ship on schedule by the end of the year.

Ricoh claims that autofocus subject tracking has been improved, without providing further detail. A battery grip will be available for the camera, which will share the same dials and AF joystick as the body. Continue reading “Two New Pentax Lenses w/ Details of Pentax APS-c DSLR Camera Announced”

Best Photo Gear of 2020 : TIPA Awards

Here is the best photo gear of 2020 according to the TIPA World Awards 2020 winners list. The Technical Imaging Press Association (TIPA) has announced the winners of its 2020 awards honoring the best products in the photography industry in 2020.

The awards cover everything from cameras and lenses to photography services and tech and design accolades. Here are the 2020 winners: Continue reading “Best Photo Gear of 2020 : TIPA Awards”

Development Announcement of Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW Lens

RICOH IMAGING has announced the development of the second new generation of HD PENTAX-D FA★ 85mmF1.4 SDM AW lens. This is a new-generation high-performance Star-series lens which is known for the perfect image quality. This lens is scheduled to be released in late 2020.

Pentax say the lens series has the following credentials:

  • Best possible image quality with uniform sharpness from the centre to the edges of the image.
  • Large aperture with particularly expressive images.
  • High build quality, durable materials for longevity and easy handling

“After the release of the PENTAX-D FA* 50mm, it quickly became one of the most popular lenses for use with the PENTAX 35mm system. Since then, many PENTAX photographers have requested additional lenses to extend the range of prime lenses. Based on this, it is with great pleasure that we announce the development of another high-performance lens in this series. With the HD PENTAX-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW, we continue to pursue particularly high image quality without compromise.”, comment Pentax.

Pentax say that the lens should be available from late 2020, and no pricing has been announced as yet.

Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens key features:

  • By incorporating three Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass optical elements, it effectively compensates chromatic aberrations and produces brilliant, high-contrast images even from open aperture.
  • Adopts one aspherical lens and achieves high delineation performance with good correction of spherical aberration, coma and field curvature.
  • High speed and smooth operation with newly developed SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) equipped with high torque ring-type ultrasonic motor.
  • Developing as an AW (All Weather model) this lens features a dependable dustproof, weather-resistant structure to prevent the intrusion of water and dust into the lens interior.

Capture One Pro 20 Adds Support for Fujifilm X-T4, X100V, Nikon D780, D3500 and More

Capture One has released an update (Capture One version 20.0.3) that adds support for seven new camera bodies from Fujifilm, Nikon, Canon and Olympus as well as six new lenses from Sony, Nikon and Pentax.

The Capture One 20 update also brings new performance enahncements and fixes some reported bugs. Continue reading “Capture One Pro 20 Adds Support for Fujifilm X-T4, X100V, Nikon D780, D3500 and More”

Ricoh GR III Firmware Ver 1.31 & Pentax K-1 Firmware Ver.1.0.4

Ricoh released firmware update version 1.31 for the GR III camera (now in stock at AdoramaB&H and Amazon) and new firmware update version 1.04 for the Pentax K-1 II DSLR camera.

Here are the list of changes with download links: Continue reading “Ricoh GR III Firmware Ver 1.31 & Pentax K-1 Firmware Ver.1.0.4”

Ricoh WG-70 Ultra-Rugged Compact Camera

Ricoh has announced the Ricog WG-70 ultra rugged compact camera.  It is a 16 Megapixel 1/2.3” backside-illuminated CMOS sensor with a maximum sensitivity of ISO 6400. In addition to stills, the camera captures 1080p (Full HD) video.

The new Ricoh WG-70 is waterproof to a depth of 46 feet, shockproof from heights up to five feet, crushproof against weighs up to 100 kilograms of force and freeze-proof at temperatures down to -10C.

The US price for Ricoh WG-70 is $276.95, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama. Continue reading “Ricoh WG-70 Ultra-Rugged Compact Camera”

Pentax K-mount APS-c DSLR camera Development Announcement

Ricoh has announced that are making a new flagship Pentax K-Mount APS-C DSLR camera. This camera will be reference exhibit at “PENTAX Meeting 100th Anniversary Special” in September.

The official announcement of the flagship Pentax K-mount APS-c DSLR camera is expected in 2020. No additional information was provided. Here is the full press release: Continue reading “Pentax K-mount APS-c DSLR camera Development Announcement”