You can now get the Pentax K-1 user manual in several languages right from Internet: Pentax K-1, Operating Manual (English) Pentax K-1, Manual de Instrucciones Mode d’emploi du Pentax K-1 en français Have fun reading these Pentax K-1 documents.
Pentax K-mount lens roadmap
Now that Pentax has announced the Pentax K-01, a strange little hybrid photo camera using the K-mount lenses inherited from the DSLR range (K-5 or K-r cameras), it becomes once again important to see what Pentax is planning for the future of this range of lenses. In the past, the question of survivability of the…
Ricoh & Pentax: 1 + 1 = 1
Everybody was expecting some changes after Ricoh purchased Pentax. As a matter of fact, Ricoh just announced that all their photography-related activities would be grouped under a single banner and inside a single common subsidiary, Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company which will take charge of all the developments. This should reinforce the role of Pentax, but…
Ricoh + Pentax: Showing the way of the future? [Updated]
You have certainly heard the announcement that Ricoh just purchased Pentax from Hoya, its previous owner. As a matter of fact, it may have been surprising more than one, but it was already true that Hoya no longer seemed to know what to do with its photo division under the Pentax brand name. Since the…
New reviews listed
I just added a large quantity of camera reviews in all the SLR camera pages. About 15 of them, in all languages starting with English of course, but also in French and in Spanish. Most of them are for the Sony Alpha 55. Many reviewers have been attracted to this innovative photo camera.
Breaking a Pentax Spotmatic F apart is still art
Todd Mclellan has broken an old Pentax Spotmatic F to make a visual representation of its entrails. The simplest things make a nice little piece of photography.
Pentax announces limited edition Silver K-5
Back to the classics. Pentax announces a limited edition of the Pentax K-5. This time, despite the habits that Pentax was forming, this is not a colorful variant, but a very wise and quiet SILVER model. Back to tradition? Three nice lenses will also received the SILVER treatment: SMC PENTAX-DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited Silver…
Let’s clean the Pentax K-5 stains
Pentax finally admitted a manufacturing issue (either in the production process or in quality control) on the recent Pentax K-5. Most of the very first users had observed small stains on the digital sensor of their K5. Contrary to dust stains (unfortunately very common on all digital SLR cameras), this defect can not be wiped…
Pentax new firmware wave
photo credit: yellowcloud Pentax has announced a tsunami of firmware updates for its SLR photo cameras: Pentax K-5 firmware v1.02 Pentax K-r firmware v1.01 Pentax 645D firmware v1.01
SLR lenses: Best gear for wildlife photo – Conclusion
These recent days, we spent time evaluating the possibilities offered by each of the major photo SLR brands for the wildlife/nature photographer, but I would now like to also add a few wider comments. First, it appears clear that the already existing equipment of a photographer has an inordinate weight in everybody’s choice (you can…
SLR lenses: Best gear for wildlife photo
Some photography specialties are more demanding than others for the hardware equipment (mostly photo lenses). Animal wildlife photography (African safari, photographic hunting in Asia or bird watching in Europe, for example) is the perfect example: Your subject is nearly always too far. Photo Marc Wunderlich – I’m on the left, along with Alain Saunier, our…
DxO Optics Pro v6.5.2
Nouvelle version pour le produit phare de DxO Labs. Cette fois-ci (pour Windows et pour MacOS), il apporte le support des fichiers RAW de Pentax K-5, Sony NEX-5 & NEX-3.
Pentax K-mount: No more Voigtländer
Manual focus lenses for the Pentax K mount manufactured and sold by Cosina under the Carl Zeiss and Voigtländer brands are coming to an end: Cosina announced it ceased manufacturing them.
Firmware v1.01 for Pentax K-5
Pentax has presented a new firmware version for the brand new Pentax K-5. According to Pentax, the improvements are: Increased number of maximum pictures taken in continuous shooting in RAW, throughout the sensitivity range. For instance, in RAW, this firmware increases the number of pictures from a maximum of approx 8 frames to approx 20…
DxOMark: Pentax K-5 now at the top!
It was not even a full day after I indicated that the Sony Alpha 55 was at the top of the competition since it had the best sensor evaluation ranking among the APS-C camera sensors. Here comes a new update from DxO Labs and the DxOMark ranking is revolutionized. Not only is the Pentax K5…
Longer bursts for the Pentax K-5
Pentax just announced that they will be able to lengthen the bursts of continuous shooting in the Pentax K-5 with a future new firmware. Availability: Somewhere in November 2010. Source : QueSabesDe.com
Color on the Pentax lenses
There was already the all-color Pentax SLR cameras. Here come the 35mm f/2.4 lens. It will be available in 12 colors in a few weeks only.
Official image samples for Pentax K-5
Pentax Japan now publishes a few test/sample images from the Pentak K-5 to allow IQ evaluation up to ISO 51200 (only ISO 100, for now). Official K-5 samples
Pentax EVIL will not use Samsung tech
Mr. Eguchi Kazumichi, Head of Marketing at the Pentax Imaging Systems Division, has made an interesting statement: “Pentax are no longer in bed with Samsung, and they will not use Samsung NX technology.” This is one of the clearest and most public statements reflecting the divorce between Hoya/Pentax and Samsung. It seems that the Korean…
Pentax K-5 flyer in German
PentaxRumors published a flyer of the K-5 (in German). It lists a few of the K-5 accessories.
First look at the Pentax K-5
WhatDigitalCamera.com demonstrates the Pentax K-5 to us through a first look video. A kind of short guided tour. YouTube link
Photokina, it’s started! (continuous update)
Of course, when the doors of the Photokina opened in Köln, Germany this morning, we found the recently announced new products, including: Canon EOS 60D Nikon D3100 Nikon D7000 Olympus E-5 Pentax K-5 Pentax K-r Sony SLT-A33 Sony SLT-A55 Sony Alpha 560 Sony Alpha 580 But, let’s also see what the camera and accessories manufacturers…
Pentax K-5, now official
After several weeks of multiple leaks, the Pentax K-5 is now officially launched by Pentax just a day before the Photokina fair opens its doors in Köln, Germany. No surprise here. The features are detailed here. To make things simple: 16.2 MP 11-point AF 7 fps bursts HDR mode 3″ (7.5 cm) LCD screen Sensitivity:…
Pentax K-5, up front
From PentaxForums, here comes the front view of the upcoming Pentax K-5.