Ricoh’s Pentax WG-90 is a WG-80 with a new name

Jan 25, 2024
John Aldred

Ricoh has announced the new Pentax WG-90. And true to form, it’s pretty much identical to its predecessor. In fact, I can’t see a single…

Pentax half-frame film camera now in prototype stage, release “as soon as possible”

Jan 4, 2024
John Aldred

The Pentax Film Camera Project has been quite an interesting journey to follow. Not least of all because it’s a new film camera being developed…

The Pentax K-1 II gets new astrophotography features

Dec 14, 2023
Sagiv Gilburd

If you like astrophotography, you may want to know that another firmware update for the Pentax K-1 II ($1896) was released. The update made some…

smc PENTAX-DA★ 50-135mm f/2.8 ED [IF] SDM lens shows discontinued at retailers

Jul 27, 2023
John Aldred

Last year, there were rumours that Pentax was working on a new 50-135mm f/2.8 lens. Now it looks like that rumour might finally be coming…

Pentax offers a sneak peek of new film camera prototype at Japan exhibition

Jul 4, 2023
John Aldred

It’s no secret that Pentax is working on a film camera. They’ve actually made quite a big deal of it, with the launch of a…

Retailers report Pentax 645Z discontinued without a successor

Jun 5, 2023
John Aldred

Japanese photography retailer Map Camera reports that production of the Pentax 645Z medium format DSLR (buy here) has ended. In a Tweet, the company said…

Pentax K3 monochrome review – what a great camera!

Jun 3, 2023
Luigi Barbano

Thanks to Fowa, the folks who bring Pentax cameras to Italy, I got a chance to try out the Pentax K3 MkIII monochrome (buy here)…

Ricoh has discontinued the HD PENTAX-DA 21mm F3.2AL Limited silver lens

May 30, 2023
John Aldred

It seems that Ricoh Japan has discontinued production of the HD PENTAX-DA 21mm F3.2AL Limited silver lens (buy here). The wide-angle HD PENTAX-DA 21mm F3.2AL Limited…

Pentax Update #2 reveals their first new film camera will be a compact camera

May 15, 2023
John Aldred

In December, Pentax announced they were developing a new film camera. At the time, there was no real information on exactly what type of film…

Pentax announces monochrome version of its K-3 Mark III DSLR

Apr 13, 2023
John Aldred

Well, this is a bit of an odd announcement. Although, perhaps Pentax sees themselves as being to DSLRs what Leica is to rangefinders… and then…