Ricoh announces Pentax 35mm F2 and 11-18mm F2.8 K-mount lenses

Ricoh has announced a pair of Pentax K-mount lenses: the HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 and HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW.

The full-frame 35mm F2 is based on the smc PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 AL from the film era and features HD and SP coatings, with the former reducing reflections and the latter repelling water from the front element. The lens has six elements in five groups and a six-blade aperture. It’s remarkably compact, despite having both an aperture ring and distance scale, and weighs in at just 193 grams. The lens will be available in February for £399………………………Read More

Olympus Unveils New Wireless Flash, Commander, and Receiver


In addition to the new OM-D E-M1X announced today, Olympus has also unveiled a new weather resistant FL-700WR wireless flash, FC-WR commander, and FR-WR receiver.

All three products are dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof (14°F/-10°C). Since they use wireless radiowave communication, they can operate in bright conditions and regardless of obstructions in the area from a distance of 30 meters (98.5ft)………………………Read More

Sony is Now #1 in Full-Frame Cameras in the US

Sony just announced that it is now #1 in the United States in the full-frame interchangeable lens camera market, overtaking Canon in both units sold and dollars generated in the first half of 2018.

Sony says that 4 out of every 10 full-frame cameras sold during the period were made by Sony. Here’s a chart by Sony showing its explosive growth in the full-frame camera market:………………………….Read More