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Pentax 50mm Review

Pentax 50mm FA f/1.4 HD and Classic Review: A Tale of Two Fifties

I consider myself an ardent supporter of Ricoh/Pentax products and have always endeavored to review its cameras and lenses when many others have chosen not to. I also think that the Pentax brand has really found its niche as more of a boutique manufacturer, focusing on the classic SLR design -- a move that I think makes a ton of sense in today's waning market.

Ricoh Opens Up About its Pentax Film Camera Project and More

Ricoh chose not to exhibit at CP+ earlier this year, so I took advantage of my extended stay in Japan to visit their corporate headquarters in Ota-ku, Tokyo. (Ota is southwest of central Tokyo, about a 50-minute train ride from where I was staying in Asakusa, on the northeast side of the city.)

Pentax 100mm macro review

Pentax 100mm f/2.8 Macro Review: Great Quality in an Outdated Package

When it comes to macro photography, having the right lens is critical for achieving the best possible images. As such, the updated $547 HD D FA Macro 100mm F/2.8 ED AW from Pentax brings a refreshed optical formula optimized to work better with larger megapixel DSLR's but, sadly, not much else.

Pentax gotta catch em all

Pentax Lenses: Gotta Catch ’em All?

Pentax, which is no stranger to unusual strategies when it comes to cameras, announced that it was releasing season-themed photo profiles for a set of its DSLRs that would be locked behind specific lenses. Gotta catch 'em all, I guess? For more, read this week's Clipped Highlights!

Why Pentax Has Failed at Mirrorless Cameras

Over the last decade, mirrorless camera technology has evolved to the point that it's now a welcome technology for many photographers and filmmakers. Although, along the way, it's not been an easy ride for the big mirrorless camera brands. User sentiment, Japanese earthquakes, the pandemic, and newer technology adoption have all taken their toll, leading to spot fires in the manufacturing process and camera uptake.

Pentax DA* 16-50mm f:2.8 Lens Review

Pentax DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 Review: The Best Lens for the K-3 Mark III

Last year, Ricoh Imaging released the Pentax K-3 Mark III, which proved to be an excellent (yet expensive) DSLR. Ricoh says the Pentax-DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW is the "ultimate general professional-grade zoom lens" for APS-C DSLR systems like the K-3 Mark III, and I have to say it lives up to that.