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Ricoh Imaging Company has announced several great additions to its Pentax DSLR lineup, which includes an updated 645Z medium-format camera and the K-1, a compact, full-frame DSLR. Professional photographer and Ricoh/Pentax Photo Ambassador Joey Skibel discussed the innovations and features of both cameras.
PENTAX 645Z This latest update of Pentax’s professional camera boasts 51.4 megapixels, with a 43.8 x 32.8 CMOS image sensor that is 1.7 times larger than that of a 35mm DSLR. “One of the main reasons I use this camera is for my landscape photography,” Skibel relates. “I travel around the world shooting landscapes and sell very large gallery prints, so the 51.4-megapixel sensor gives me the quality that I need.” The HD PENTAX-DA 645 28-45mm F4.5 ED AW SR and HD PENTAX D-FA 645 MACRO 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR lenses also incorporate PENTAX SR 11 (Shake-Reduction) technology, which helps reduce camera shake for sharper images.
“I’ve tried every medium-format camera on the market,” Skibel says, “and I chose Pentax for several reasons.” First, he explains, the 645Z is very user-friendly, with buttons that are all very accessible. “When I shoot a sunset, I have to keep the mirror locked up, and it takes only one click to do this with the 645Z. With other cameras, it can take five minutes to make this adjustment.” Secondly, he praises the 645Z for its weatherproof sealing. Many Pentax cameras are weather- resistant and airtight, important features for nature photographers and […]
SIRUI line of Broadcast Video Tripods The SIRUI line of Broadcast Video Tripods and Heads consists of six video tripod models (BCT) and three fluid video head models (BCH). The BCT Series Multi-tube Video Tripods are available in three configurations, with each in rugged aluminum and lightweight 100% carbon fiber. Forged aircraft grade aluminum alloy makes the mounting platform, [...]
Fujifilm’s Instax® Mini 9 The new compact INSTAX® Mini 9 will feature a selfie mirror, high-key mode and an attachable close-up lens. Available now in Flamingo Pink, Ice Blue and Lime Green, the camera will also come in Cobalt Blue and Smokey White in the near future. A new high-key mode enables you to take brighter photos, perfect at [...]
Nikon D7500 The new Nikon D7500 advanced level DXformat DSLR camera comes equipped with the same 20.9- megapixel image sensor, EXPEED 5 processor and wide ISO range as the Nikon D500, but offers new premium features and advanced Nikon technologies. Capable of shooting up to 8 frames-per-second (fps) with full AF/AE, and an expanded buffer of up to 50 [...]
Tamron presents the 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 FiII VC HLD (Model B023) Tamron presents the 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Fi II VC HLD (Model B023), a new ultrawide- angle zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras. Ideal for street photography, landscapes, group photos and casual everyday scenes, Model B023 offers the VC (Vibration Compensation) system, Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating, and the first implementation [...]
Olympus OM-D E-M1 MARK II The OM-D E-M1 Mark II (shown here with the M.ZUIKO® 12-40mm PRO lens) is equipped with the newly-developed high-speed TruePic VIII Image Processor and a new 20.4 megapixel Live MOS sensor. These technologies work together with the camera's silent electronic shutter to provide full-resolution RAW images at up to 60 frames per second in [...]
Manfrotto Lifestyle Windsor Camera Bags All the bags in the Windsor Collection from Manfrotto feature genuine leather trim, premium water-repellent fabric, metal details and a tartan pattern interior lining. The Windsor Camera and Laptop Backpack for DSLRs has a removable padded internal compartment that holds a medium DSLR with up to a 70-200mm lens attached and two additional lenses. [...]
Ricoh Innovations Corp. (RIC), a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., has launched Keenai, a smart photo-management service that keeps digital memories safe and organized. Available on all popular platforms, Keenai is the only photo service that connects all your devices and cameras, unifying your photos and videos for viewing and sharing on any device. Perfect for people with lots of [...]
Lusana Studio GLC212 Soft Box Umbrella Photography Kit Lusana Studio presents the GLC212 lighting video photo soft box umbrella kit with muslin backdrops. Designed for creative professionals, advanced amateur and pro photographers, the kit supplies photographers and videographers with four adjustable stands, and chromo key green, black and white backgrounds with an aluminum alloy support system. The soft box [...]