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Pentax will announce new CMOS-based 645D medium format camera by CP+ 2014 (also: new 645 and Q lenses coming), February 5, 2014
The Medium Format action is picking up steam again. Earlier on, Hasselblad and Phase One announced new CMOS sensors for medium format cameras and digital backs respectively. Now it is Pentax-Ricoh's turn. Pentax has officially announced that a new 645D... Continue

Pentax publishes new Lens Road Maps for K-mount, 645 and Q on Facebook, January 16, 2013
Pentax has taken to Facebook to post a trio of new lens road maps for the K-mount, 645 and Q systems. You can see them at the Pentax Facebook set (no Facebook account needed to see them) [via Yvon's Pentax... Continue

Pentax 645D body can now handle stabilized lenses (firmware update), December 28, 2012
Don't you forget about me sings the Pentax 645D medium format camera! Pentax did not forget as they have released a new firmware update that allows the camera to use stabilized lenses. Currently there is one recently-revealed Pentax MF lens... Continue

Pentax launches Pentax 645D MF without IR filter (100 copies), December 12, 2012
Oppa Pentax style! It may be mid-December, but the new product announcements are not dead yet! Pentax Japan has announced a new really-limited-number of Pentax 645D medium format cameras with the InfraRed filter removed. The camera is aptly named "Pentax... Continue

New Pentax 645 lens: 90mm f2.8 FA D ED SR AW HD Macro Stabilized, September 10, 2012
Stabilize this! Pentax has announced a new lens for their 645 medium format system, and surprise-surprise, this new lens is optically stabilized! It is the new 90mm f2.8 FA D lens, with these additional chains hanging from its neck: ED,... Continue

Curiosity factor: Pentax 645D vs Nokia Pureview 808 (both around 40mp~), July 30, 2012
And now something you/we don't see every day. A comparison that would not have been possible a few weeks ago, but it is possible now. A clash of two 40~-megapixels cameras! And they couldn't be any more different! It is... Continue

New lens announcement: Pentax 25mm f4 for 645D MF for $5000, March 22, 2012
The previously teased Pentax 25mm f4 medium format lens for the 645D camera is now officially announced by Pentax. Check the details at the Pentax Imaging website. If you are on a smaller screen, page-down on the aforelinked Pentax website... Continue

Pentax considering Mirrorless 35mm Full Frame and Mirrorless 645 (interview), December 18, 2011
UPDATE (Dec-19-2011 10:48pm EST): A photographer in the PentaxForums has translated the interview directly (via Rice High) ORIGINAL POST: The head of Pentax R&D was talking to the Japanese Impress Japan magazine and during that interview he mentioned that Pentax... Continue

Reviews Mega-Roundup (GX1, X10, S100, NEX-7, -5n, NX200, A77, A65, E-PM1, CX, Q, etc), December 5, 2011
Reckoning time! We try to attempt to try to round up many of the reviews since before (!) the Black Friday madness. Fill up the coffee machine and the tea kettle at the same time, this is a long and... Continue

Reviews (Samsung NX200, Canon S100, etc) [added: A77, WX9 ], November 17, 2011
Time to catch up with today's new round of reviewalia! Interchangeables + SamsuNg NX200 at ephotozine + Sony Alpha A77 at Techradar + Nikon J1 short review at PDN + Leica M9 for street photography at Erik Kim + Pentax... Continue

Reviews (A65, S100, SX40 HS, etc) & Samples (645D), November 16, 2011
This is turning into a very productive week review-wise! Here is a new wave of reviewalia... Interchangeables + 24-shot gallery with Pentax 645D at dpreview [review may happen at a later date/cycle] + Sony Alpha A65 at Photographic Central [other... Continue

Reviews (645D, A77, NEX-7, -5n, Nikon V1, J1, M9, X10 samples, etc), October 19, 2011
Now that we caught up with most of the news, it is time for a big reviews and previews and samples catch-up-a-thon. This edition is longer than usual! iLCs (APS-C and above) + Sony Alpha A77 at Photo Club Alpha... Continue

Reviews (NEX-5n, -C3, E-PL3, etc) & Samples (Oly 45/1.8 M43rds, E-PM1, etc), September 19, 2011
Time for another review round-up! But first, we have some good news on the next-generation Reviews site. The beta site is secretly up and running and we are asking for feedback from early adopters - if you are interested in... Continue

Flagship Wars: Nikon D3x vs Pentax 645D, September 19, 2011
For all intents and purposes, a number of photographers have been treating the Nikon D3x as a faux medium format camera, it is after all priced near MF territory. So how would the Nikon D3x do against a medium format... Continue

Sigma SD1 reviewed and compared (645D, M9, A900, A55) at Luminous, July 17, 2011
Luminous Landscape has just posted a review + comparison + another perspective of the controversially-priced Sigma SD1! The comparison part compares the SD1 to the Pentax 645D, Leica M9, Sony Alpha A900 and A55. Pixel-peepings and color chart ISO comparisons... Continue

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