Ricoh announced the “100 Years of History Campaign” today. Later this year, on November 27th, the company will mark 100 the 100th anniversary of Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. Asahi Optical is the original manufacturer or Pentax -brand products. Read the press release here.
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Pentax announced that the company will exhibit reference models of the HD Pentax-D FA 85mm F1.4 lens and Pentax KP Custom DSLR at CP+ later this month. The KP Custom is a special edition of the Pentax KP. It features a wooden grip. Read the Ricoh press release here.
Samyang announced the extra-wide angle manual focus 10mm f2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens for APS-C cameras. The lens features 14 elements in 10 groups. Two of the elements are aspherical and one is low-dispersion glass. The combination will provide a 109.5 degree angle of view. The lens is available for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Samsung NX, and Fujifilm X mounts. Price varies between $280 US And $399 US depending on the mount.