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For A Limited Time, Pentax K-1 Owners Can Upgrade to K-1 Mark II for US $550 / CAD $690

Ricoh announces an upgrade service for current PENTAX K-1 consumers

WEST CALDWELL, NJ, February 21, 2018 - Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced their new PENTAX K-1 Mark II 35mm full-frame digital SLR (DSLR) camera, in conjunction with this they also announced an upgrade service for current PENTAX K-1 users.

The upgrade service shows their gratitude to PENTAX K-1 digital SLR camera users and allows them to receive the advanced functions of the new PENTAX K-1 Mark II in their current K-1 cameras.

Here is an overview of the upgrade service:

  • The upgrade service will be done for a limited time from May 21, 2018 – September 30, 2018.
  • Upgrade cost: $550USD / $690 CAD
  • Cameras will need to be shipped to Precision Camera (US) and Sun Camera (Canada)

What will be done to your camera?
The PENTAX K-1’s main circuit board will be replaced to add new functions featured in the new PENTAX K-1 MKII. Additionally the current SR logo on the PENTAX K-1 MKII will be replaced with the new PENTAX K-1 MKII logo.

More details on the program will be released in the upcoming weeks. Please go to www.us.ricoh-imaging.com or email us at conact@us.ricoh-imaging.com for more information.

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Pentax K-1 Mark II Full-Frame DSLR Features Improved ISO 819,200 Low-Light Capability and Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution Mode for Pixel Shifting Without Using A Tripod

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Ricoh announces the PENTAX K-1 Mark II full-frame digital SLR camera

Flagship model in the PENTAX K series camera line updated to deliver even higher image quality and enhanced performance in challenging shooting conditions

WEST CALDWELL, NJ, February 21, 2018 - Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced the PENTAX K-1 Mark II 35mm full-frame digital SLR (DSLR) camera. Developed as the successor to the PENTAX K-1 full-frame DSLR camera launched in April 2016, the compact, rugged and weather-resistant PENTAX K-1 Mark II now becomes the flagship camera in the acclaimed PENTAX K-series lineup. The camera incorporates new technologies that allow it to deliver outstanding image quality and improved operability in a broader range of shooting conditions.

The PENTAX K-1 Mark II uses the same full-frame Anti-aliasing (AA)-filterless CMOS sensor with 36.4 effective megapixels as its predecessor model. However, Ricoh has added a new accelerator unit to the PENTAX K-1 Mark II that—along with the camera’s PRIME IV image processor—enables it to produce high-resolution images with minimal noise in even in the most challenging low-light conditions, up to ISO 819200. This makes the new camera ideal for low-light photography where higher shutter speeds are required.

The camera also incorporates Pixel Shift Resolution System II. This new, PENTAX-developed technology uses the same in-camera shake-reduction (SR) mechanism and sensor-shift capabilities as the original Pixel Shift Resolution System found in the PENTAX K-1, which captures four images of the same scene, and then synthesizes them into a single, super-high-resolution composite image. With the Pixel Shift Resolution System II, the camera also obtains RGB color data, resulting in images with significantly finer details and truer colors than those produced by typical full-frame sensors.

A new feature in the Pixel Shift Resolution System II is Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode. This mode allows photographers to produce crisp, ultra-high pixel shift resolution images without the need of a tripod, extending the camera’s use to a wider variety of subjects and scenes.

The PENTAX K-1 Mark II also comes equipped with many unique features and functions designed to facilitate creativity and ensure operational comfort that have become the hallmark of PENTAX cameras. These include a sturdy magnesium-alloy body with dustproof, weather-resistant construction; an optical viewfinder with a nearly 100-percent field of view for real-time subject confirmation; Astro Tracer, which simplifies the tracing and photographing of celestial bodies by coupling GPS data with the camera’s sophisticated SRII mechanism; and a flexible tilt-type LCD monitor to accommodate various shooting angles.

Pricing and Availability
The PENTAX K-1 Mark II camera body will be available in April 2018 for a suggested list price of $1,999.95. The camera body plus HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR zoom lens will also be available for a suggested list price of $2,399.95. Both can be purchased at www.us.ricoh-imaging.com as well as at Ricoh Imaging-authorized retail outlets throughout North America.
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Nikon Firmware Update (2018-01-16) for D850 Camera (Version 1.01): Improvements

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From the vastness of the Bonneville Salt Flats to the majestic Uinta Mountains, see the stunning landscapes of Utah shot in 4K UHD with the new Nikon D850. Video shot by Nikon Senior Technical Manager, Steve Heiner.

Nikon recently issued the following firmware update for the award-winning Nikon D850:

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.00 to 1.01

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Fujifilm X-H1 Mirrorless Camera : The Story Behind Its Development

The following video presents FUJIFILM X-H1: Winter sports athletes in Austria:
X-Photographer Heinz Zak shooted the world’s best free-skiers and snowboarders with the FUJIFILM X-H1. He accompanied the athletes for 2 days in the Prime Park Sessions and in the Stubai Zoo Snow Park, Austria.

Fujifilm X-H1

Fujifilm X-H1

What does it take to build a camera for “professional use,” and all that phrase entails? Fujifilm is positioning the new X-H1 mirrorless as such and, in a series of articles on the development of the X-H1, takes us behind the scenes to share the challenges that its product planners, designers and engineers faced — and solved — in the development of the X-H1.

The mount of the X-H1 is thickened and reinforced with ribs to provide additional support for heavier lenses. Image courtesy of Fujifilm.

The mount of the X-H1 is thickened and reinforced with ribs to provide additional support for heavier lenses. Image courtesy of Fujifilm.

In Part 1, they explore how they made the X-H1 more robust while still keeping it portable, lightweight and ergonomic and how they strengthened the mount so it can handle heavier telephoto lenses, such as the forthcoming XF200MMF2 R LM OIS WR (300mm equivalent).

The reinforced mount allows lenses heavier than 2 kg to be attached to the X-H1. Image courtesy of Fujifilm.

The reinforced mount allows lenses heavier than 2 kg to be attached to the X-H1. Image courtesy of Fujifilm.

The shutter unit in the X-H1 is suspended with five springs so they act as a shock absorber when the shutter is pressed. Image courtesy of Fujifilm.

The shutter unit in the X-H1 is suspended with five springs so they act as a shock absorber when the shutter is pressed. Image courtesy of Fujifilm.

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Nikon Won the Prestigious iF Design Award 2018 for D850 DSLR and D7500 DSLR Cameras, and COOLPIX W300 Rugged Compact Camera

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Full-Frame 4K UHD Resolution, excellent low light capability , and 120 fps slow-motion take April’s how-to-videos to the next level. I AM WHAT IT TAKES. I AM THE NEW NIKON D850.

Nikon recently announced the following cameras received the prestigious 2018 iF Design Awards:

Nikon COOLPIX W300, orange

The following video presents D7500: 8 FPS Continuous Shooting:
Discover what you can capture with the D7500’s 8 FPS continuous shooting. I AM CHASING MOMENTS. I AM THE NEW NIKON D7500.

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Nikon products receive the iF Design Award 2018

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Cameras Canon Lenses

Canon Won the Internationally Renowned iF Design Awards 2018 for Cameras EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR and EOS M5 Mirrorless, and EOS-Series Interchangeable Lens EF70–300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM

The following video presents Brucie Interrupted with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: Motorsports:
“Canon Explorer Of Light Bruce Dorn takes the EOS 5D Mark IV to the track for a Motorsport shoot.

Canon recently announced the following cameras and lens received the prestigious 2018 iF Design Awards:

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM

The following video presents The Advanced Canon EOS M5:
Join us as we take a look at Canon EOS M5’s special features and capabilities, such as its autofocus versatility, super high-resolution image quality, the central dial button, image stabilizer and its built in electronic eye-level viewfinder.

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Canon designs recognised with internationally renowned iF Design Awards for 24th consecutive year

London, UK, 14 February 2018 – Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, announced today that six Canon designs were recognised by iF International Forum Design GmbH and received prestigious 2018 iF Design Awards.

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Canon Helps in the Relief Efforts for the Victims of the Earthquake in Eastern Taiwan

The following video presents 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan:

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Canon Inc.

Canon aids relief effort following earthquake in eastern Taiwan

TOKYO, February 9, 2018—On February 6 (local time), an earthquake struck eastern Taiwan, causing extensive damage and loss of life. We at Canon would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this disaster and our thoughts go out to those suffering in its aftermath. (more…)

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Cameras Fujifilm

Fujifilm X-H1 Camera for Professional & Experienced Amateur Photographers & Videographers: 24.3-MP, 5-Axis 5.5 Stops In-Body Image Stabilization, DCI 4K Video, 3-Direction Tilt LCD, Top Info Panel, Robust & Weather-Resistant Body, New ETERNA Film Simulation Mode

The following video presents FUJIFILM X-H1 Promotional Video / FUJIFILM:
Promotional video of FUJIFILM X-H1, most high performance camera in X Series. Shot 4K on X-H1 using ETERNA film simulation.

FUJIFILM has announced the X-H1, its highest performance camera (“Hyper-X”) in the X Series line of mirrorless cameras that incorporates improvements based on feedback from professional photographers.

The X-H1 features a 24.3 megapixel APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS III sensor, 5.5 stops in-body image stabilization (IBIS), a new Flicker Reduction mode that allows for stable exposure under fluorescent and mercury lighting, and DCI 4K video. It has a newly designed, robust and weather-resistant body to support shooting in various situations by professional photographers and videographers.

The electronic viewfinder has 3.69 million dot resolution, 0.75x magnification, display time lag of 0.005 seconds and a frame rate of 100 fps. The 3-inch touch-panel LCD has 1.04 million dot resolution and 3-direction tilt. Emulating the design of the mirrorless medium format GFX 50S, an 1.28 inch sub-LCD on the top of the camera allows for instant confirmation of shooting information.

Improvements asked for by professional photographers include a large grip design, leaf-spring switch for the shutter-release button, near-silent shutter sound, a new focus level, and a new AF-ON button and enlargements of buttons on the rear of the camera.

Optional accessories include a Vertical Power Booster Grip (VPB-XH1) and a Wide Eyecup (EC-XH W).

The following video presents X-H1 with In-Body Stabilization (IBIS) / FUJIFILM:
Sample footage of In-Body Stabilization (IBIS) of FUJIFILM X-H1. FUJI FILM X-H1 is the first X Series camera body with In-Body Stabilization (IBIS).

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FUJIFILM UNVEILS THE NEW X-H1, THE HIGHEST PERFORMANCE CAMERA IN THE X SERIES LINEUP

Introducing in-body image stabilization, professional video capabilities, and a range of new features in a robust, durable camera body

Valhalla, N.Y., February 15, 2018 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image quality, FUJIFILM North America Corporation is excited to announce the new FUJIFILM X-H1, featuring a 24.3 megapixel APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine for outstanding image quality. The new X-H1 is the highest performance camera in the X Series line of mirrorless cameras, and the first to feature in-body image stabilization (IBIS), a new Flicker Reduction mode that allows for stable exposure under fluorescent and mercury lighting, DCI 4K and other impressive video capabilities.

“The new X-H1 is our first X Series model to feature in-body image stabilization, and we are very excited to introduce this camera to the market,” said Yuji Igarashi, General Manager of the Electronic Imaging Division & Optical Devices Division at FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “In addition to ensuring outstanding image quality, the X-H1 is fully equipped with an array of features and functionality specifically designed to enhance creative expression in a wide range of settings.”

Fujifilm X-H1

Fujifilm X-H1

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