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CP+ 2014: Pentax Booth In Pictures

The first day of this large trade show in Japan · 02-13-2014 · By PF Staff in CP+ 2014
CP+ 2014: Pentax Booth In Pictures

Yesterday marked the first day of the CP+ 2014 photography trade show in Yokohama, Japan, an annual event generally seen as one of the most important exhibitions within the photographic industry.  Almost all major camera and lens manufacturers, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Sigma, Tamron, Olympus, Fujifilm, and of course Pentax/Ricoh are present at the show, and this year, their booths will be toured by more than 11,000 visitors from around the world.

At this year's show, there are plenty of new products on display, in contrast to what we saw last year.  We spent the most of today simply touring the various exhibitions, so we'd like to start by offering you some stills from the show.  Starting tomorrow we will be bringing you more specifics on the recently-announced Pentax gear, and on Saturday we will be interviewing Pentax/Ricoh representatives at the show.  After the show wraps up we will also include coverage of other companies and products.

If you are unfamiliar with the new CP+ Pentax product announcement, we recommend reading this detailed news post.  In a nutshell, there are the new products that were on display. 

  • Pentax 645D 2014
    An improved version of Pentax's original medium format DSLR
  • Pentax 645-mount ultra-wide lens
    Details TBA
  • Pentax Q-mount prime macro lens
    Details TBA
  • Ricoh WG-4
    New outdoor compact camera replacing the Pentax WG-3.  Similar but with a new shutter priority and USER mode.
  • Ricoh WG-20
    New outdoor compact camera for beginners, replacing the Pentax WG-10.  Virtually identical.
  • WG Mounting Accessories
    These GoPro-style accessories make it easy to mount WG-series cameras on a car, bike, or specialized tripod.
  • 1.4x Weather-Sealed Teleconverter
    Extends reach while retaining autofocus and weather sealing capabilities of the lens.
  • Film Copier Accessory
    Allows you to easily digitize film photos and slides using a bellows-like accessory

Look for these items in the gallery below.  Click on any of the thumbnails below for a larger version, then use your arrow keys to cycle through the photos:


As far as Pentax gear goes, there are no surprises- yet.  Updates on the show will be posted to the CP+ 2014 category, so stay tuned!

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About the author: Various writers regularly contribute articles to the Pentax Forums homepage blog. More recent articles are published under each author's forum username. We hope you enjoy our guides and news coverage!

Tags: cp+, cp plus, tradeshow, pentax, ricoh, photography

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Carlgroover [Delete] Feb 19th, 2014 4:06AM

I love the Pentax name and it's camera's but Richoh (i know) is like korean car to me

Tanzer [Delete] Feb 15th, 2014 9:06PM

No locking mode dial like the K-3? Sheesh, Pentax is doomed.

ma-ledezma [Delete] Feb 15th, 2014 2:15PM

Free Jack Daniels bottle with the purchase of a K-3 body?

Pontoneer [Delete] Feb 15th, 2014 10:11AM

Never mind Glenfiddich or Lagavulin ditchwater ; Port Ellen is the finest whisky ever to have been made .

wpvv [Delete] Feb 15th, 2014 5:37AM

Is the Jack Daniel stuff to point to the great ShakeReduction capability of the K3?

Billy Joe [Delete] Feb 15th, 2014 3:25AM

The color wall is so silly... Cheapens the whole shebang.
I know, I know, Japanese teenage girls bla bla bla
I am waiting for my Fuchsia 645D lls

Mazhe [Delete] Feb 15th, 2014 1:50AM

Ok, I think I got the message : the K-3 is the Jack Daniels of the cameras. Sorry, I'll wait for a Glenfiddich associated full frame :)

kadajawi [Delete] Feb 15th, 2014 12:35AM

@rlatjsrud: And what would be the point of that? Rivaling IMAX? I doubt they can read out the full 40+ MP sensor and do pixel binning on it. And if they only pick 2 MP out of a 40 MP sensor the image quality will be poor low light performance combined with ridiculous shallow DoF, cause you can't stop down much cause the noise would be overwhelming. Giving their APS-C cameras (which are about the size of 35mm film as used in motion pictures) PROPER and well thought out video functionality (instead of just having it to be able to tick a few check boxes to print on the box) would make much more sense.

Eulogy [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 5:42PM

I'm confused. When did Jack Daniel's buy stock in Ricoh?

pghwarrior23 [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 1:28PM

It is GREAT to see such a professional, large, and well designed presence at a major show like this!! I'd love to see this kind of a presence at a US expo!

Studer [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 11:20AM

I want a telephoto macro for the k-mount. not for q-mount

hubcapboy [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 11:05AM

I'm excited about the slide copier... but "We spent the most of today simply touring the various exhibitions, so we'd like to start by offering you some stills from the show" indicates that it was pentaxforums staff taking the photos...

but that can't be right... DSC? why does the exif data on the come back as a NEX-C3... Traitor! (there are a few K5 shots as well...)

Boris_Akunin [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 10:58AM

Jack Daniels? Really?
I'll buy a K-3 if they change that to Lagavulin...

Mr Bassie [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 10:42AM

I see they have the MX-1 next to the GR

zmohie [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 10:00AM

It,s a Ricoh booth.I like Ricoh but Idont like the way they try to
hide the name of pentax.Hoya never did things like that.
Nikon is a Mitsubishi company as I know didnot hide the nikon name.

ofer4 [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 9:41AM

No sign of the theta. :)

Owltown [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 9:14AM

If I purchase a new K3, do I get a case of Jack as a lagniappe?

22codfish [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 9:13AM

Why would anyone want FF when the Pentax 645D is better and available?

Fl_Gulfer [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 8:18AM

I'll take one of those dark blue T-Shirts in XL. Great Photo's.

JimmyDranox [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 8:01AM

They made that booth full of Jack Daniels, because they find out that Adam is coming with a bottle of sake for his interview.

thechumpen [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 8:00AM

The K-3 stand looks like a nice design for my new home office...

Driline [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 6:59AM

Booze, trains, and photography. What's not to Love?

jv.pentax [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 6:49AM

New K-3, new 645D, new sports camera, new teleconverter... but any news about a FF body?

Edgar_in_Indy [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 6:44AM

Either way, it still seems like an inordinate amount of booth space to take up with bottles of alcohol. Very strange move.

wed7 [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 6:43AM

Now where is the famous bartender?

Crayfish [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 5:07AM

For those you who "don't get it" Second picture shows a booth where the customers can check the quality of the camera by taking photos of label on the whisky bottles. This is not new as Digital Photography Review also compares different cameras by, get this, taking photos of glass jars with labels. Love the train!

Stone G. [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 4:57AM

To allow testing (see picture no. #2) of K-3 focus, sharpness, WB etc. against a moving toy train and arrays of bottles of various colours and small print under artificial light? That's NOT so silly, if you ask me.

choong_dc [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 4:25AM

what is correlation between K3 and whisky?!!!! Please use more funds and manpower to come up with a FF DSLR!!!! BAKA!!!

awaldram [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 4:21AM

Looks like Ricoh have a plan there seem some coherency to the product lines rather than the hit and run approach we've seen previously from Pentax and then Hoya.
I'm guessing the Jack Daniels is a nod at the JD 20-30 TGI generation and if nothing else is lovely colored I'm more an Islay single malt guy myself at least its classy in an American kinda way.

thechumpen [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 3:56AM

"Pentax K-3: For the alcoholic railway enthusiast!" I'm all for market segmentation but that seems a bit too narrow :)

Selenium_27 [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 3:00AM

Jack Daniels...
People waiting for FF need some confort when they réalise the only FF project of Ricoh was a film scanner for DSLR :D

ma-ledezma [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 2:53AM

Pentax K-3 and Jack Daniels? I wish somebody gives an explanation of the relationship.
Is Ricoh buying Jack Daniels?

Arne Bo [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 2:39AM

Hopefully there will be some K-Mount love other than the TC. I would like some wide or normal WR primes.

christiansen [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 2:34AM

megapiksel - what's wrong with polycarbonate ?
leave Pentax alone, where are the girls ?
that is this show about.

altopiet [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 2:22AM

What's it with all the Jack Daniels and the you have to get drunk to before buying it?

kadajawi [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 2:00AM

@Enrique: After too many of those you'll need the image stabilizer of the K-3!

megapiksel [Delete] Feb 14th, 2014 1:31AM

и что? где полнокадровый?

ogl [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 10:58PM

Are there specs of new 645D?

RonHendriks1966 [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 10:57PM

Great show.

ghufran_ali [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 10:39PM

Does one need to have a macro lens to copy negatievs using the copier ?

Enrique S Toso [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 10:22PM

Do they make a smaller booth just for Pentax?? that would be great. I mean, understanding that Ricoh could be VW, and Pentax could be Audi....just the 645II needs a mini booth. I dont like what Ricoh is doing with so legendary brand. I dont understand the Jack Daniels with the K3, its supposted to be a wildlife-ws dslr!! wth!!

ronin67 [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 10:11PM

So no word on the full frame Pentax K1 yet?

filoxophy [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 9:59PM

I see what looks like B&W negatives in the film duplicator picture... were there color negatives or chromes on display as well?

FW Birds [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 9:20PM

I love the K-3 exhibit with all the Jack Daniels whiskey bottles. From what I understand the Japanese are huge fans of bourbon. A Japanese company, Suntory, last month actually bought Beam Inc., the maker of Jim Beam and Maker's Mark bourbons for $16 billion.

RobA_Oz [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 9:02PM

The company policy on the use of Ricoh and Pentax branding hasn't changed since the first statement they made on the subject some time ago. It was repeated again earlier this year. The constant niggling about Pentax disappearing as a brand is starting to wear a bit thin. For those who might have missed it before, ILCs will continue to be Pentax branded, and the rest will be Ricoh. Of course, the company has every right to change their mind on this score, should they wish to, but Japanese companies don't tend to be as ego-driven as their Western counterparts, where CEOs make a big splash of re-branding to justify their large salaries, or disguise the havoc they wreak in re-structuring.

Driline [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 9:00PM

What is up with the K-3 Exhibit? Jack Daniels and a Choo Choo train? Don't get me wrong, I like Trains, but what's the correlation here?

WizBird [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 8:20PM

Yes, I like the news post and will review each and every post. My impression is that Ricoh is distancing itself from Pentax at every turn. I, for one , am looking forward to the availability of the 1.4 tele converter.

Tanzer [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 8:15PM

Some interesting accessories for the Q. Looks like there is a holster for carrying the Q along with and two extra lenses - maybe belt-mounted(?). Plus some colorful ready cases. Did anyone notice the Q Telephoto Macro has the number designation covered with a piece of tape? Meaning it's not going to be a "09" designation as we would expect.

rlatjsrud [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 7:58PM

645Dii might have a video mode...

tom1803 [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 7:56PM

@LFLee: The T-shirts will be available for purchase from Ricoh Imaging Japan's online store. No word on ETA, but they are accepting pre-orders. Be careful of the sizes. Japanese sizes are smaller than US. :-)

FrankC [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 7:37PM

Any word on what the focal length is on the new 645 lens? Lens roadmap seems to indicate 25-45mm. But is 25 really "ultra-wide?"

rormeister [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 7:28PM

The gradual shift away from the "Pentax" to "Ricoh" is troubling for long time owners of the Pentax brand. First the consumer cameras, then the prosumer cameras, then the lenses. See ya Pentax.

calsan [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 7:15PM

I would mount the camera BELOW the handlebars, so it doesn't get wiped out in a crash… can always rotate the movie 180° later on the computer.

Essdubbya [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 7:13PM

Having used a GoPro for some time (one of the older ones GP2) mounted on a helmet I really can't imagine a larger and heavier camera being successful in that specialised market place. Though I love my various cameras from compact to K3 there is no 'one size fits all' in photography. Ask anyone with a carbon fibre bike about weight and balance. Good luck Ricoh in marketing that mount.

Edgar_in_Indy [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 6:34PM

@narual: I think they're actually hurdles. You have to jump over them if you want to talk to somebody at the booth.

narual [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 6:31PM

I just want to know what on earth those things are that look like they might be benches except they look like they're only 3-4 inches deep….

CMS Houston - if you check the forum post on it there's a photo of it mounted on a 645D. It's huge and will definitely cover medium format film.

LFLee [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 6:25PM

wow! would be great if those PENTAX/RICOH gears is available for sale...

I want the Pentax 67 t-shirt!

CMS Houston [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 6:20PM

Adam and Team: Do you have any additional information on the film copy accessory? Will the holder accommodate medium format film sizes?

Wheelah [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 6:19PM

That lot of "lifestyle" gear looks pretty cool. Hopefully, some of it will be available Stateside. Can anyone out there speak to WG's image quality vs GoPro? Could be a compelling alternative if it has the chops.

VoiceOfReason [Delete] Feb 13th, 2014 6:15PM

I had hope to see one of the rumored lenses or two.