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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 3 Days Ago  
Ricoh Theta V Images
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 40
Views: 5,444
New firmware 1.11.1:

News | RICOH THETA

Download | RICOH THETA
  • Image quality of interval shooting is improved.

  • Sleep mode status is maintained when connecting or disconnecting to PC via USB.

  • The issue, electric wave of wireless LAN (2.4GHz) was weak in some cases, is improved.

  • Bug fix.

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 6 Days Ago  
New Sony Medium Format Sensor - 645z Replacement coming soon?
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 12
Views: 633
The specifications of these sensors as made public by Sony Semiconductors:

https://www.sony-semicon.co.jp/products_en/IS/sensor2/application/index.html



There are two of them, both back-side illuminated (BSI, BI in the diagram above), both with a pixel pitch of 3.76:

- IMX461: 33x44mm, 100MPix
- IMX411: 40.4x53,7mm, 150Mpix; two versions, Bayer and monochrome.

Emphasis is on frame rate, both for stills and video:

Forum: General Photography 11-10-2017, 07:55 AM  
New Reflex Film SLR
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 69
Views: 1,488
First stretched goal: 150,000.



Second stretched goal: 200,000
Forum: General Photography 11-09-2017, 08:46 AM  
New Reflex Film SLR
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 69
Views: 1,488
The Reflex project crossed the 100,000 milestone after two days and seven hours.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-09-2017, 03:48 AM  
Ricoh Theta V Images
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 40
Views: 5,444
The TW-1 underwater case for Ricoh Theta will be released on Friday 24 November.

Source: Ricoh Imaging Japanese website

Forum: General Photography 11-07-2017, 03:45 PM  
New Reflex Film SLR
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 69
Views: 1,488
I asked the following question in the 'Comments' section of the Kickstarter page:


and this is their answer:


So the lens is stopped down unless you press a button on the plate, which opens the aperture.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-03-2017, 12:23 AM  
Financial Results:FY2018/03
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 627
Views: 38,557
Presentation document with comments and Q&A: http://www.ricoh.com/IR/data/pre/pdf/h30q2_qa.pdf

On a group level "structural reform measures progressed better than anticipated, bolstering results." (comments on page 6)

As for Ricoh Imaging, the comment paraphrases the slide: "Smart Vision sales declined as we reduced our lineup." (comments on page 10)

Questions were few and very broad, with none concerning the 'Other' business segment.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-31-2017, 12:13 PM  
HD Pentax-DA★ 11-18mm f/2.8
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 474
Views: 38,884
Venus Optics Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 in Pentax K mount. You see the 'A' position on the aperture ring.



Picture Zygonyx
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-30-2017, 10:36 AM  
Financial Results:FY2018/03
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 627
Views: 38,557
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-27-2017, 08:08 AM  
HD Pentax-DA★ 11-18mm f/2.8
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 474
Views: 38,884
The answer is yes for some categories, superzooms for instance, less so for UWA zooms.

One could argue that a DA★ zoom is a high-end lens, not a consumer zoom.

Time will tell.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-27-2017, 08:04 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 2,051
Views: 151,582
Even less than that:

- two APS-C lenses at NEX-3 and NEX-5 launch (16mm f/2.8 and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6)
- two 24x36 lenses at Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R launch (24-70mm f/3.5-5.6 and 35mm f/2.8) plus two available one month afterwards (55mm f/1.8 and 24-70mm f/4); as for the fifth one (70-200mm f/4), announced together with the four others, price and availability were tbd at the time of the announcement.

Same for Hasselblad X1D-50c, Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujifilm GFX-50S and more.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-27-2017, 07:07 AM  
New K-mount roadmap
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 55
Views: 5,179
No revamped lens has ever been put on the roadmap before its announcement. They can't afford it: it would considerably hamper the sales of the current model.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-27-2017, 06:33 AM  
HD Pentax-DA★ 11-18mm f/2.8
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 474
Views: 38,884
Not the filter thread size (it's on the other side of the ring) but all those fancy acronyms such as ED AL [IF] SDM/DC WR/AW and so on.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-27-2017, 04:50 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 2,051
Views: 151,582
DA★ ==> wrong thread ;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-27-2017, 03:59 AM  
HD Pentax-DA★ 11-18mm f/2.8
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 474
Views: 38,884
The only part of your tirade that's not totally speculative:






QuoteQuote:

Ricoh will now make all future Pentax lens in conjunction with Tamron (they own a controlling share holding)



is also totally wrong:



Stock Information | IR | Tamron Co., Ltd.

What do you want us to think of the rest?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-27-2017, 03:26 AM  
New K-mount roadmap
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 55
Views: 5,179
For those who prefer pictures to clicking on a link:



Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-26-2017, 10:19 PM  
HD Pentax-DA★ 11-18mm f/2.8
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 474
Views: 38,884
I would say it's done on purpose. Look at the piece of black tape on the golden ring after "18mm".

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-26-2017, 08:08 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 2,051
Views: 151,582
This German press release says basically the same as the US one with one exception: both lenses are said to be available in Summer 2018 instead of the 50mm in Spring and the 11-18mm in Summer.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-26-2017, 07:50 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 2,051
Views: 151,582
The new ring-type SDM confirms what I heard and reported here in September:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-26-2017, 07:42 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 2,051
Views: 151,582
DA★ lenses are AW, which is a higher protection grade than WR.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-26-2017, 07:37 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 2,051
Views: 151,582
The new ring-type SDM is a very good piece of news.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-26-2017, 07:24 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 2,051
Views: 151,582
Ricoh Announces Next-Generation, High-Performance PENTAX Star-Series Lens Line






QuoteQuote:

Although final names, specs and pricing will not be released until 2018, here are preliminary key features of the two lenses:

(...)

HD PENTAX-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW

PENTAX K-mount covering the image circle of a 35mm-format full-frame image sensor
Newly developed ring-shaped SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) for faster, quieter AF operation
AW (All-Weather) construction to prevent intrusion of dust and rain and ideal for use in demanding shooting conditions
Minimum shooting distance of 0.4 meters
Note: this is an updated version of the reference product shown at CP+ 2017
Availability: Scheduled for the spring of 2018



Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-26-2017, 07:21 AM  
HD Pentax-DA★ 11-18mm f/2.8
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 474
Views: 38,884
Ricoh Announces Next-Generation, High-Performance PENTAX Star-Series Lens Line






QuoteQuote:

Although final names, specs and pricing will not be released until 2018, here are preliminary key features of the two lenses:

(...)

HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8
PENTAX K-mount covering the image circle of an APS-C-format image sensor
High-performance Star-series model providing excellent resolution even at open aperture
Large-aperture, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with a maximum aperture of F2.8 (fixed) and an angle of view between 17mm and 27.5mm (in the 35mm format)
Availability: Scheduled for the summer of 2018



Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-26-2017, 03:32 AM  
HD Pentax-DA★ 11-18mm f/2.8
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 474
Views: 38,884
Zoom lock?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-25-2017, 06:54 AM  
HD Pentax-DA★ 11-18mm f/2.8
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 474
Views: 38,884
Were they ever out of it? :)

Let's wait for the K-3 II's successor. It's not a chance if the DA Wide zoom from the roadmap has become a DA★.
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