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Pentax ‘Cannot’ Go Mirrorless: Ricoh Imaging CEO

In an interview with Alfa Romeo Japan, the President and CEO of Ricoh Imaging Shinobu Takahashi is surprisingly upfront about Ricoh's acquisition of Pentax and the issues the company has had with finding its place in a competitive and collapsing market.

A Hands-On Preview of the Pentax K-3 Mark III

Tokyo-based journalist Albert Siegel has published one of the first hands-on previews of Pentax's new APS-C flagship DSLR, the K-3 Mark III. His 6-minute video above provides a closer look at a camera that's set to be officially launched sometime in early 2021.

Pentax’s New APS-C DSLR Can Hit ISO 1.6 Million, Will Cost Around $2,500

Ricoh has released a new video all about the upcoming Pentax flagship APS-C DSLR that has been slowly revealed over the past year. The camera will be called the Pentax K-3 Mark III (imagine that), and we are finally getting some information about specs and price point beyond just the fact that it has a nice optical viewfinder.

Pentax vs Contax: Testing 2 Go-To Film Cameras for Wedding Photography

Today we’re going to take a look at two film cameras. We have the Pentax 645nII and the Contax 645: two of the last medium format film bodies ever produced, and the two most popular go-to cameras for wedding shooters who are still shooting film.

Review: Pentax D FA* 85mm Doesn’t Compromise on Image Quality

First of all, many thanks to Pentax, who provided me with this lens exclusively and as a super-early-bird pre-tester, but this report was not sponsored in any way. I use the Pentax K1 in my daily work as a freelancer in my advertising agency, mainly commercially for portrait, product and reportage jobs.

Why Pentax is Making the Right Call in Sticking with DSLRs

As the majority of camera manufacturers move away from the SLR type cameras and start producing mirrorless systems, one company continues to hold on to the past. Pentax has now in multiple statements confirmed that it will not be producing a mirrorless camera and will continue to develop SLR cameras.

Pentax Reveals New APS-C DSLR and Three Lenses in Online Presentation

Ricoh released a 40-minute video presentation last night on YouTube, detailing its plans for several Pentax products that are "in-development." The video was released in lieu of a CP+ 2020 presentation, and shared details about the upcoming APS-C DSLR, one previously-announced 85mm lens, and two brand new lenses we hadn't heard about before.

Pentax Announces Development of ‘Star-series’ 85mm f/1.4 Lens

Ricoh has announced the development of its third "Star-series lens" and second Prime in the lineup: the HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW. Like previous FA* lenses, this 85mm promises to deliver "perfect image quality" and "high quality workmanship" for users of Pentax DSLRs.

First Look: This is the Upcoming Pentax APS-C Flagship DSLR

Last week, Ricoh revealed that it would be releasing a new flagship Pentax APS-C DLSR in 2020, but they shared very few details and only one low-resolution photo of the upcoming camera. Fortunately, photographer Niels Kemp was at the Pentax 100 Years of History event in The Netherlands, and sent us a few first-look photos.

The Medium Format Experience: High ISO and the Milky Way

For several years I had believed that shooting a medium format camera at high ISO would yield terrible results. Most likely there would be no point in trying, I thought. However, a few days ago I nevertheless brought the Pentax 645Z and the Pentax 25mm f/4 out into the darkness where the zoombies reign — in my imagination anyway.