Pentax

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The recently announced Pentax SMC DA 645 25mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM AW lens is a highly attractive optic that fills the previous void for a wide-angle lens that can be used with the Pentax 645D camera system.  

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

Pancake lenses, those small fixed focal length lenses that barely protrude from your camera’s lens mount, are becoming increasingly common of late, and for several reasons. 

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2 years ago
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Pentax has a loyal following going back decades, and even today DSLRs wearing the Pentax nameplate are recognized as being among the finest in the world of compact DSLRs. Pentax’s current flagship camera is the K-5.

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3 years ago
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With their distinctive bowtie-like body styling, the newly-announced Pentax Optio WG-2 and WG-2 GPS bear an uncanny resemblance to their rugged Optio ancestors. Although the new cameras—13th-generation models according to the Pentax press release—strongly resemble their forebears, they contain enough internal and external improvements to warrant the title "new."

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3 years ago
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Pentax has joined the mirrorless camera system club with the announcement of the Pentax K-01. Unlike a majority of the current crop of mirrorless camera systems, which contain Four Thirds format sensors, the new Pentax K-01 is designed around a larger APS-C CMOS sensor (1.5x) that offers 16MP.

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3 years ago
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Pentax has announced a new pocket-sized digital camera which, despite its narrow profile, sports a 20x 28-560mm equivalent zoom lens. In addition to an expansive zoom range, the Pentax Optio VS20 features a second shutter release.

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3 years ago
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Even though the leaves are down and your frost-laden lawn makes crunchy sounds when you cross it in the morning, that doesn’t mean it’s time to pack your cameras away until March or April; if you do, you’re going to miss some fine picture-taking opportunities. Appropriate layers of warm clothing and insulated boots aside, capturing strong stills and video during the colder months of the year... READ MORE
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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

Say the word “telephoto” and many shooters automatically think “Oh, telephotos bring things closer.” Now while this is true—particularly in the mind’s eye of newbies to the sport—the imaging abilities of telephoto lenses go well beyond “bringing things closer.”

 
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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

One of the things we appreciate about cutting edge lens technology is that it’s now possible to squeeze insanely wide range zoom lenses into palm-sized camera bodies.

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

Ever since Olympus popped the cork on its first Digital Pen, the market has been bubbling over with an impressively large selection of high quality, mirror-free digital cameras.

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

On the surface, it’s sometimes hard to tell the differences between entry-level and mid-level DSLRs. Though some mid-level DSLRs are physically larger than entry-level models, they’re not always larger—and even when they are it’s often not by much.

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

The number of fast, wide-aperture prime optics we carry at B&H has grown over the past year, and in a world that has become increasingly populated by slower, variable aperture zooms, this is encouraging news.

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

When you read the selling points of professional-grade cameras such as Canon’s 1D series and Nikon’s D3 series, the manufacturers make a point of discussing the heavy-duty construction and exhaustive measures of weatherproofing that go into their respective cameras.

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

“Summer” is short for “let’s get out of the house and hit the shore, the trails, or anywhere else one can get out and enjoy those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer…” and don’t forget the camera.  But before you start wrapping your digital camera in bubble wrap to protect it from the ravages of surf and turf, you might want to check out the dozens of waterproof, crushproof and shockproof pocket cameras we stock at B&H.

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3 years ago
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Beyond the Pentax Optio WG-1  GPS cameras already available in black, purple or yellow/green comes a model so colorful that in water you might mistake it for an orange ruffy. But we’ve yet to meet a fish that could register its own latitude and longitude.

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3 years ago

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