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Pentax HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR Review

Pentax has always been known for producing compact, elegantly designed lenses and it is only with the advent of the K-1 series of full-frame DSLRs

A high-end ‘star’ 85mm f/1.4 lens is coming to the Pentax K-mount this year

Full-frame Pentax users will soon have access to a high-end, bright 85mm prime lens. The upcoming HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW expands Pentax’s

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

RICOH IMAGING officially announced the development of the 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

Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 impressions: an easy lens to love

Introduction Over the past half-century, 50mm lenses, with a field of view that most closely approximates natural human vision, have reigned supreme as the classic

The New IRIX 45mm F1.4 Offers Smooth Bokeh for Pentax Users, More

Sigma may have bowed out of the Pentax K mount, but Pentaxians can look forward to the new IRIX 45mm f1.4 prime. The list of

Irix 45mm f/1.4 Lens Officially Announced

Irix has officially announced their new 45mm f/1.4 manual focus lens, designed for full-frame DSLR cameras, the lens will be available in Canon EF, Nikon

Yashica Auto-Yashinon 5.5cm f/1.8 Vintage Lens Review

The first notable thing about this lens is the polished aluminium finish and an overall appearance that evokes the style of the late 1950s. Even

Pentax reveals development of new APS-C flagship for 2020 (Edit: Now with additional observations)

It’s been a couple of years now since we last saw a new APS-C camera from Ricoh’s Pentax brand, but it looks like that will

Pentax SMC P-FA 20-35mm f/4.0 AL Review

Pentax have a long established and fine reputation for backwards compatibility, and it is a tribute to the finely designed K mount that even today

FACTS: Why Leica M is the Best System for a Film Photographer

Film photographers: besides a few point and shoots, you’re best off using a Leica camera for many reasons. If you’re a Leica film photographer already,

In the Mirrorless Age, Here’s an Argument for a DSLR

In recent months, an interview with an executive from camera manufacturer Ricoh, owner of the Pentax brand, as well, caused a stir in the photography

HD Pentax-DA Fisheye 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED Lens Announced

Ricoh announces the updated version of its HD Pentax-DA Fisheye 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED Lens with new coatings and a more modern exterior. The lens is

Ricoh WG-6 Review

Is Ricoh’s rugged compact tough enough to fend off its waterproof rivals? Ricoh’s rugged cameras have survived for many years now in the increasingly tough

Ricoh Imaging launches HD-Pentax DA Fisheye 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED lens

Ricoh Imaging might not have a shiny new mirrorless camera range to focus on like many of its rivals, but that’s allowed it to finesse

Ricoh updates Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 fisheye with new coatings and exterior

Ricoh has updated the 2006-vintage Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 fisheye lens with new coatings and a more modern exterior. The lens, now known as the HD-Pentax

Pentax K-1 Mark II vs Pentax K-1, Canon EOS R, Nikon D810, Nikon D850 and Sony A7R III : Image Quality Comparison

Below are crops from our laboratory Still Life target comparing the Pentax K-1 Mark II’s single-shot image quality to its predecessor’s, as well as to

Samyang AF 45mm f/1.8 FE Review

Samyang is now well established in the field of AF lenses, building on the solid base of high-quality manual focus optics. This new lens covers

Fuji GFX 50R vs Fuji GFX 50S, Canon 5DS R, Nikon D850, Pentax 645Z and Sony A7R Mark III – Image Quality Comparison

Below are crops from our laboratory Still Life target comparing the Fuji GFX 50R’s JPEG image quality to its bigger brother’s, the 50S. We’ve also

HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW review

Ricoh Imaging now offers two full-frame Pentax DSLRs, the K-1 and largely similar K-1 II, so the need for modern, technologically up-to-date lenses that can

Ricoh GR III shooting experience: “Shut up and take my money”

‘The best camera is the one you you have with you’. I think Ghandi said that. It’s not true, of course – the best camera

CP+ 2019: a look at the Pentax 85mm F1.4 and KP Custom

HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 Ricoh used the CP+ show in Yokohama to show off a mockup of its forthcoming 85mm F1.4 prime lens. Developed

CP+ 2019: Ricoh shows PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW

Alongside the GR III, Ricoh is using the CP+ show in Yokohama Japan to give its customers a first look at a new high-performance wideangle

Ricoh Announces Pentax 11-18mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2 Lenses

Ricoh has just announced the new HD PENTAX-DA 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Lens and HD PENTAX-FA 35mm f/2 Lens for Pentax K-mount. The full-frame

Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly Review

Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly Review – John Riley reviews the new Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly lens, a premium manual focus macro lens for

Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF Review

Having recently reviewed the excellent HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm f/1.4 AW lens, there is a strong sense of deja vu as we look at the Tokina

Auto Chinon Multi-coated 28mm f/2.8 Vintage Lens Review

Before the advent of the AF lens the typical amateur lens line-up would be 35mm-50mm-135mm, which eventually evolved to 28mm-50mm-135mm as our idea of what

Budget DSLR Cameras Compared – Which Is Right For Me?

The Canon EOS 4000D is Canon’s new entry-level DSLR that sits among the ‘budget and affordable’ line-up of DSLRs. These cameras are student-friendly as well

Top 27 Best Pentax Lenses 2018

Here, we round up the 10 best scoring Pentax lenses to date that we’ve reviewed. If you want to, you can purchase/find more information about

Canon 6D Mark II vs Canon 6D, Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D750, Pentax K-1 and Sony A7 Mark II – Image Quality Comparison

PROS Great vari-angle touchscreen; Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Good image quality in most situations; Impressive performance for its class. CONS Disappointing dynamic range; No 4K

Pentax K-1 Mark II Review

Introduction The Pentax K-1 Mark II is a new professional full-frame DSLR camera that replaces the original K-1 model that was released in 2016. The