Posts Tagged ‘pentax’

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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Pentax Announces Special Edition Q10 Designed for Evangelion Anime Fans

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It seems camera companies are trying to target Japanese anime fans these days. In September 2011, we wrote about how Leica had teamed up with the designer of Gundam (not to be confused with Gangnam) for a limited edition mech-themed V-LUX 30 digital camera.

Now Pentax, the king of bizarre special edition cameras, has forged an anime partnership of its own. The company has announced a limited edition line of Q10 mirrorless cameras that carry Neon Genesis Evangelion branding and colors.
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Hands on with the Pentax MX-1, the Latest Horse in the Retro Camera Race

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One of Pentax’s big announcements for this year’s CES 2013 was the MX-1, a camera that is designed to compete against other retrotastic compact cameras that are currently generating a lot of buzz (namely the Fujifilm X-Series and the Olympus OM-D).
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Pentax Announces Its Own Retro-Styled Camera, the MX-1

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More and more camera companies are giving their products vintage camera-inspired designs these days, and Pentax wants to join in on the fun. The company announced its own retro-styled camera earlier today called the MX-1.

It’s a fixed lens compact camera that features a sleek metal body, a fast lens, and a 12-megapixel sensor.
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Pick a Color, Any Color: Pentax Offers 100 Custom Color Options for the Q10 ILC

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Pentax newest goal is, and we quote, “Heightening Individualized Photographic Expression.” So if that just happens to be one of your New Years resolutions, and you also happen to be in the market for the “world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera system,” you’re in luck — you can now pick from 100 different color combinations for the Pentax Q10. Read more…

Spotted: A Leica-Branded Pen and Coffee Cup, and a Pentax Q10 Watch

Canon started quite a fad back in 2010 by handing out novelty lens mugs at the Vancouver Olympic games. Within two years, it seems like everyone is making and selling lens-shaped coffee mugs now. If you thought Leica had stayed out of the craze, think again. Leica Rumors spotted the pen and coffee cup above being sold on eBay last week. The luxury Caran d’Ache pen carries the familiar red dot, while the cup features Noctilux lens markings.
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