Category: Pentax

Pentax K-r, official launch

Pentax just launched the Pentax K-r, new entry-level SLR photo camera. Features: 12.4 MP CMOS sensor, 6 im/s in JPEG mode, Sensitivity: ISO 100-25600 Shutter speed: 30s to 1/6000s In-camera HDR and night modes 720p HD video capture at 25 fps Safox IX AF module, 11-point AF system 96% 0.85x pentamirror viewfinder, Infra-red data transmission…

Pentax K-r, all in color

Here comes the new multicolor Pentax SLR camera, the Pentax K-r. And Pentax Japon offers us to configure it already. In the mean time, the technical characteristics should be announced in the coming hours: 12.4 MP CMOS sensor, 6 im/s in JPEG mode, Safox IX AF module, 96% 0.85x pentamirror viewfinder, infra-red data transmission, 3″…

ACR 6.2 and LR 3.2 love Sony

Yes! Adobe loves Sony. The final releases of DNG Converter 6.2, Adobe Camera Raw 6.2 and Lightroom 3.2 includes RAW file conversion for the Sony Alpha 33, Alpha 55, Alpha 290, Alpha 390, NEX-5 and NEX-3. Those were included in the Release Candidate versions, but they become official/final now. Of course, other cameras are also…

Photography, so many failures!

photo credit: davidgsteadman When buying a photo camera, we often research in order to decide if this is the best camera, if its features will be goo enough, but will it be robust enough? Will it be useful or necessary to purchase a warranty contract extension? Will it fail very soon? When somebody asks me…

Pentax K-5 coming?

According to a PentaxForums user, Pentax would be preparing a “light” version of the Pentax K-7 to be presented later this year. Its name? Pentax K-5. The user appears to have either a good aptitude to forecast or reliable information sources. So, KR tends to give him some good confidence level.

A fish-eye lens at rock-bottom price

When you use an expensive SLR camera you are often tempted to purchase a specialty lens like a ultra-wide angle (fish eye) lens. But, apart from the rare occasions when you really need it, it’s too expensive for you and me. Why not build it yourself? Instructables does the demonstration with a Nikon D90, but…

End of year coupons and offers

Since this is time for the end of the year and its high sales of electronic gadgets and photographic gear, here also comes the time for cashbacks, sales and promotions. The photography market will not forget this in these recession times and there are many offers and promotions or bundles. Among the offers I tried…

Pentax K-X, tomorrow?

According to Photo-rumors, Pentax is going to announce tomorrow a new SLR photo camera named Pentax K-X. Its most prominent features are going to be: 12.4 MP CMOS APS-C sensor (Aspect Ratio 3:2) Sensitivity: ISO 100-6400 (exp. 12800 ISO) Shutter speed: 30s – 1/6000s, Flash Sync at 1/180s Live View mode with options: Contrast Detection…