Posts Tagged ‘pentax’

Kodak Wins $76 Million in Patent Dispute with Ricoh/Pentax

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You might not thing there was much economic clout left in the Kodak brand, but apparently it still carries some weight in the courtroom.

The one-time photography monolith recently won a $76 million judgement from Japanese electronics conglomerate Ricoh to settle a dispute over patent licenses and royalties.
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Attention Camera Marketing Departments: Tell Me About the Sensor

Since its spec sheet leaked on Monday, there’s been plenty of buzz surrounding Pentax’s newly-released K-3 APS-C DSLR. Many are particularly atwitter about the K-3’s unique anti-aliasing system, which relies on a vibrating sensor to remove moire-effects. Because it’s not filter-based, the effect can be turned off.

Therefore, the K-3 offers the moire-eliminating effect of an anti-aliasing filter when it’s needed, and the greater sharpness of a filterless sensor when it’s not. Not only do people care about this innovation, but for many it was a cardinal feature of the camera. Read more…

Ricoh Unveils the Pentax K-3, a Beast of an APS-C Shooter with a Selectable AA Filter

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The K-3 webpage leaked yesterday (and along with it much of the information we now have) but now we’re done with leaks and rumors: Ricoh Imaging’s Pentax K-3 is official. A beastly APS-C shooter with a stacked spec sheet, the camera is sure to please serious photographers. Read more…

Ricoh Accidentally Launches K-3 Webpage Early, Have a Look at What’s to Come

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, October is looking to be a big month for camera announcements. And of course, along with announcements come leaks. Case in point: the upcoming Pentax K-3 isn’t supposed to be announced for another 24 hours or so, but someone at Ricoh accidentally let the webpage go live briefly. Read more…

Ricoh Branding Takes Over Pentax Sites in Wake of Recent Name Change

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Early last month, just days after Carl Zeiss rebranded itself simply as “ZEISS,” Pentax Ricoh announced that it would be dropping the Pentax from its name, reverting the “Pentax” name to brand status. Now that people have had a month to let that news sink in, Ricoh is making the first major post-name-change alterations by rebranding the Pentax websites and social network accounts. Read more…

Pentax Ricoh to Drop the ‘Pentax’ from Its Name, Will be Just ‘Ricoh’ from Now On

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A few days ago, we shared the news that Carl Zeiss was rebranding. In an attempt to present a “more consistent image,” the company decided to officially change (or rather shorten) its name to just ZEISS. It was minor news but it seems the idea has caught on, because earlier today, Pentax Ricoh announced a name change of its own. Read more…

Pentax Unveils the K-50, K-500, and Q7: Two DSLRs and a Baby Mirrorless

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Pentax had a big announcement day today, unleashing three new cameras on the world of photography. The K-50 and K-500 are new mid- and entry-level DSLRs (respectively), and the Q7 is a new mirrorless camera that carries on the pint-sized tradition started by the Pentax Q back in 2011.
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A Basic Lens Intro for Beginners

For beginners in the world of photography, getting a good grasp on the types of lenses available and when you might want to use them is an important step. So, given that there’s a lot of glass out there, we thought we’d share this basic lens intro from Pentax. Read more…

Pentax WG-3 Everything-Proof Compact: Microscope Mode and Wireless Charging

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Pentax has announced its latest line of uber-durable “adventureproof” compact cameras. There are three distinct cameras in the lineup: the WG-3, the WG-3 GPS, and the WG-10. All three are designed to take a beating and survive in locations that would be hazardous to other cameras’ health.
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Pentax Unveils a Cheap Body Cap Lens of Its Own for Its Q System

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Olympus isn’t the only camera company toying around with the concept of cheap body cap lenses. At the CP+ show in Japan, Pentax took the wraps off a body cap lens of its own for its Q system line of mirrorless cameras. Officially called the “Mount Cap Lens,” the accessory is a pint-sized hyper-focal lens that will reportedly produce toy-camera-style photographs.
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