Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW Lens Officially Announced

Ricoh officially announced the new Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW Lens for for K-mount. The US price is $1,399.95. Shipping is scheduled to start at the end of August 2021.

PENTAX K3 Mark III is now available at Amazon.comB&HAdorama websites for $1,999.95 for the body only or $2,299.95 for Premium Kit. Continue reading “Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW Lens Officially Announced”

Pentax 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW Lens Coming Soon

According to latest reports that the new Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW Lens has just been added to overseas retailers. Here are the leaked images of the upcoming Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW Lens.

PENTAX K3 Mark III is now available at Amazon.comB&HAdorama websites for $1,999.95 for the body only or $2,299.95 for Premium Kit.

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Pentax K-3 Mark III Review : AF Improved in all Aspects!

Here is the latest Pentax K-3 Mark III Review published on Dpreview. Chris and Jordan travel to the Jurassic Period to share their thoughts about the new Pentax K-3 Mark III APS-C SLR camera.

PENTAX K3 Mark III is now available at Amazon.comB&HAdorama websites for $1,999.95 for the body only or $2,299.95 for Premium Kit.

Ricoh has introduced the Pentax K-3 Mark III (First Impressions) camera last month, it comes with a new 25.7 MP BSI CMOS APS-C sensor, no anti-aliasing filters, 14 bits, 12 shots per second continuous shooting, ISO up to ISO 1,600,000, PRIME V image processing according to Pentax. Better image detail, best noise reduction in low light.

Here are the details from the Pentax K-3 Mark III Review: Continue reading “Pentax K-3 Mark III Review : AF Improved in all Aspects!”

Pentax K-3 Mark III Firmware Update 1.01 released

Ricoh has released a firmware version 1.01 update for its latest flagship Pentax K-3 Mark III APS-C SLR camera.

The new firmware brings the following improvements:

  • Improved stability of performance when battery power is low condition.
  • Corrected – In rare cases, images are not recorded correctly when shooting continuously in RAW format.
  • Improved stability for general performance.

PENTAX K3 Mark III is now available to pre-order on the Amazon.com, B&HAdorama websites for $1,999.95 for the body only or $2,299.95 for Premium Kit. Continue reading “Pentax K-3 Mark III Firmware Update 1.01 released”

Pentax K-3 Mark III Now Available for Pre-order

You can now pre-order the new Pentax K-3 Mark III DSLR camera. The Pentax K-3 III is now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama.  The US price of the APS-c camera starts from $1,999.95.

Pentax K-3 Mark III Price Details

  • PENTAX K-3 Mark III Black, $1,999.99
  • PENTAX K-3 Mark III Silver, $1,999.99
  • K-3 Mark III Black Premium Kit, $2,299.99
  • PENTAX K-3 Mark III Silver Premium Kit, $2,299.99

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Pentax K-3 Mark III Additional Coverage w/ Pre-Order Links

The flagship APS-C format Pentax K-3 Mark III DSLR camera is now official. The US price is $1,999.95 and the new Pentax K-3 Mark III is available for pre-order: Adorama | B&H | Amazon.

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It’s Official : Ricoh Announces Pentax K-3 Mark III DSLR Camera

Ricoh officially announced its flagship Pentax K-3 Mark III APS-C format DSLR camera. The US price is $1,999.95, and it will be available for pre-order on April 6 at 5 p.m. ET. Shipping is scheduled to start in late April 2021. A matching battery grip D-BG8 is among the optional accessories launched alongside the camera.

Here are the Реntах К-3 Маrk ІІІ camera kеу fеаturеѕ:

  • А hіgh-rеѕоlutіоn 25.7-Меgаріхеl АРЅ-С іmаgіng СМОЅ ѕеnѕоr
  • А nеwlу dеѕіgnеd Рrіmе V Іmаgе еngіnе & ассеlеrаtоr unіt
  • Роwеrful 5-ахіѕ ѕеnѕоr-ѕhіft ѕhаkе rеduсtіоn ІВІЅ
  • Ѕtаbіlіѕаtіоn соmреnѕаtіоn еffесt оf 5.5 ѕtерѕ
  • 101 АF Ѕеnѕоrѕ, wіth сеntеr wеіghtеd 25 сrоѕѕ ѕеnѕоrѕ, uр tо –4 ЕV
  • Fаѕt аnd ассurаtе рhаѕе-mаtсhіng аutоfосuѕ реrfоrmаnсе
  • Ніgh-mаgnіfісаtіоn vіеwfіndеr wіth а wіdе fіеld оf vіеw
  • Аn АА fіltеr ѕіmulаtоr еlіmіnаtе fаlѕе соlоur & mоіré
  • Вrіght, vіbrаnt & rеѕроnѕіvе rеаr tоuсh LСD ѕсrееn
  • LСD рrоvіdеѕ fосuѕ реаkіng, fасе dеtесtіоn, tоuсh АF
  • Оffеrѕ bеаutіfullу сrіѕр 4К аnd Full НD vіdео сарturе
  • А wіdе ІЅО ѕеnѕіtіvіtу rаngе frоm 100-1600000
  • Ехсеllеnt lоw-lіght реrfоrmаnсе аnd nіght ѕhооtіng
  • Ultrаѕоnіс vіbrаtіоnѕ “DR ІІ” Іmаgе ѕеnѕоr сlеаnіng
  • Аblе tо соnnесt tо dеvісеѕ vіа rеlіаblе Wі-Fі оr Вluеtооth
  • Маіntаіnѕ thе сlаѕѕіс, ѕоlіd Реntах bоdу ѕtruсturе
  • Duаl ЅD Саrd ѕlоt: Ѕlоt 1 UЅН-ІІ, Ѕlоt 2 UНЅ-І
  • Dеѕіgnеd wіth thе Реntах К-Моunt fіttіng
  • Pre-orders should be open soon: Adorama | B&H | Amazon

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Pentax K3 Mark III Release Date Scheduled for Next Week

The highly anticipated Pentax K3 Mark III is now scheduled to be released next week. Here is the story.

Ricoh was set to launch the camera during the CP+ 2021 event, however, the launch of the Pentax K-3 Mark III APS-C DSLR has been delayed. This was due to a parts shortage.

Now according to rcent reports, the new Pentax K-3 Mark III Body, PENTAX K-3 Mark III Kit & Battery Grip D-BG8 have been added to overseas dealers and will be available for pre-order next week.

The K-3 Mark III camera will have a new 25.73MP APS-C CMOS image sensor. ISO will range from 100 all the way up to 1,600,000 and the camera will feature sensor-shift image stabilization. The Pentax K-3 price to be around $1,999.

Several new Pentax products, including the K-3 Mark III, are already listed at a dealer/online store and will be available for pre-order next week:

  • PENTAX K-3 Mark III camera body (black/silver)
  • PENTAX K-3 Mark III lens kit (black/silver)
  • PENTAX battery grip D-BG8
  • PENTAX hot shoe cover O-HC177
  • PENTAX eye cup FU

The Pentax K-3 Mark III firmware with Eye-AF also seems to be finalized according to multiple posts at the Chinese forum Xitek.

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Ricoh Theta Z1 51GB Camera Announced

Ricoh has announced the new Ricoh Theta Z1 51GB Camera. The US price is $1,049.95 and it will be released at end of May 2021.

It is a camera that can shoot 360 ° spherical images in one shot. Pre-orders should be open soon at Adorama and B&H.
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Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II Lens for Canon EF, Nikon F, MFT, Pentax K, Sony E, Fuji X, Leica M & L

The Meyer-Optik Gorlitz brand has expanded its range with a new full frame lens – the Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II. As expected, this new lens has been released for various mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, M42, Pentax K, Sony E, Fujifilm X, Leica L, Leica M, as well as Micro Four Thirds.

The Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II lens is marketed by the manufacturer as a “reborn” version of the original lens, developed by Meyer-Optik designer Paul Schefter 80 years ago. Then this lens became popular due to the extremely high aperture for that time, as well as the ability to create a wide range of bokeh effects – from swirling to “creamy” with small details in a blur.

The manufacturer focuses on the quality of the optics assembly, high-quality color reproduction with high sharpness of the image, and, of course, on the possibility of creating an expressive bokeh effect (see sample images on the Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 II).

Price and availability

The cost of the Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II lens is $899 and it can be purchased via the B&HPhoto website. Here are all updated/new Meyer Optik Görlitz lense. Continue reading “Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II Lens for Canon EF, Nikon F, MFT, Pentax K, Sony E, Fuji X, Leica M & L”