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