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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

Vivitar Auto Macro 55mm f/2.8 Vintage Lens Review

There are some lenses that achieve a certain legendary status over the years, and the Vivitar Auto Macro 55mm f/2.8, made by Komine, is probably

Canon 77D Image Quality Comparison : Canon 77D vs. Canon T6s, Nikon D5600, Pentax K-3 II, Sony A6300, Sony A7

With a newer 24MP APS-C sensor and faster DIGIC 7 processor, the Canon 77D is the successor to the Rebel T6s, despite the change in

Pentax K-1 Mark II Hands-on Review — First Impressions

A couple of years ago, at the start of 2016, Ricoh finally answered the calls from Pentaxians for a full-frame DSLR with the arrival of

The Pentax K-1 Mark II Has Arrived & We Have Sample Photos To Share

The Pentax K-1 Mark II is the new flagship Pentax K series full-frame DSLR and with it comes 3 main upgrades. After rumours circling for

Fujifilm X-H1 vs X-T20 – The 10 Main Differences

The concept of the mirrorless camera has changed considerably since the first models appeared on the scene a decade ago. Whereas the aim used to

Top 10 Best Third Party Pentax Fit Lenses 2018

If you’re a Pentax camera owner who has some cash to splash on a new lens, our top ten list of Pentax K-Mount third-party lenses should

Sony A7r III vs Fujifilm GFX 50s – Image Quality Comparison

Not even two years ago, the idea of a mirrorless medium format camera felt like something completely out of reach. Then, out of the blue,