Pentax's fastest-focusing lens to date
By PF Staff in Review Announcements on Mar 8, 2017
The Pentax 55-300mm F4-5.8 has long been a popular choice among Pentax users— its solid image quality, convenient zoom range, and low cost were difficult to match. However, as the lens design dates back to 2008, it lacks quick or silent autofocus, and instead relies on the classic screwdrive mechanism.
2016 brought us a new lens which addresses this issue: the Pentax 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 PLM debuts the PLM motor, which delivers the fastest autofocus in any Pentax lens to date. In addition, this new lens is smaller (thanks to a collapsible design) and lighter. But does it live up to its predecessor's image quality? Will it be the new go-to lens for entry-level telephoto shooting? Read our in-depth review to find out!
A high-quality, high-capacity backpack
By Ishpuini in Review Announcements on Jan 25, 2017
Ever since launching their Capture Camera Clip on Kickstarter back in 2011, Peak Design has been using the platform to launch new and interesting products ranging from camera straps, lens clips to camera bags. The second half of 2016 saw four new camera bags being launched: two Everyday Backpacks (20L and 30L), the Everyday Tote and the Everyday Sling. We received a pre-production copy of the Everyday Backpack 20L and have been using it both as a camera bag and as a everyday commuter bag. It is a very elegant & beautiful looking backpack, but there's more to it than that. As you will find from our review, the number of little details that Peak Design included is impressive, which results in a very flexible and practical bag with a wide application range.
By bdery in Review Announcements on Nov 6, 2016
A 70-200mm is likely to be found in most professional photographers' bags, and this new Pentax lens is particularly interesting and relevant now that the Pentax K-1 is available. 70-200mm lenses come with high expectations regarding performances and quality. On paper, the D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ticks all the boxes and comes equipped with some interesting and unique features.
But how does the D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 perform in the real world? Read on to find out! We also compare it directly to the Tamron 70-200mm F2.8!
Mid-range body boasting the best APS-C image quality to date
By deadwolfbones in Review Announcements on Oct 14, 2016
Pentax's latest DSLR has positively surprised us over the course of the past several weeks of testing. This new yet affordable 24-megapixel DSLR not only incorporates advanced features from the APS-C flagship Pentax K-3 II and full-frame K-1, but it also delivers what we've found to be the best image quality from any Pentax crop body. Specifically, this camera exhibits less noise at high ISOs than its older cousins, and it's the first mid-range body to offer 14-bit color depth.
Read on to find out how the camera stood up to our tests!
A 4K capable action camera
By deadwolfbones in Review Announcements on Sep 12, 2016
The Ricoh WG-M2 is an intriguing addition to the rugged WG line of outdoor cameras. As this year's follow-up to Ricoh's first entry into the action cam market, the WG-M2 is a substantial upgrade: it boasts the ability to record 4K video at 30 FPS— something not offered by even the most expensive Pentax DSLR models in the current lineup.
This camera also delivers an extraordinarily wide angle of view as well as waterproofing and a number of optional mounts. But is this a worthy competitor to market leaders such as GoPro? Is it a good value? Read on to find out!