New firmware update for PENTAX 645D: v1.33

Changes to v1.33

・Corrected – SR function does not operate normally when using lens equipped with SR function on Version. 1.32.

*Contents of [Version 1.32] and earlier version will be also updated.

PENTAX 645D (v1.33)

・Direct download link for the Firmware Update Software (Windows/Macintosh) -> PENTAX 645D v1.33

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New Updates…

Firmware Update v1.22 for PENTAX 645Z

 

Changes to v1.22

・ Correspond to New lens HD PENTAX-D FA 645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF]
・ Improved stability for general performance.
*Contents of [Version 1.21] and earlier version will be also updated.

PENTAX 645Z (v1.22)

・Direct download link for the Firmware Update Software (Windows/Macintosh) -> PENTAX 645Z v1.22

Firmware Update v1.32 for PENTAX 645D

 

Changes to v1.32

・ Correspond to New lens HD PENTAX-D FA 645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF]
・ Improved stability for general performance.
*Contents of [Version 1.31] and earlier version will be also updated.

PENTAX 645D (v1.32)

・Direct download link for the Firmware Update Software (Windows/Macintosh) -> PENTAX 645D v1.32

Digital Camera Utility 5 Update v5.4.2 (K-3II / K-S2 / K-S1 / K-3 / 645Z / Q-S1 / GRII)

 


Changes to Digital Camera Utility 5 version 5.4.2 (Main changes from version 5.4.1)

・ Added Diffraction Correction on Lens Correction.
*. For captured image file that is corresponding camera and lens.
・ Added Fringe Correction on Lens Correction.
*. For captured image file that is corresponding camera and lens.
・Added ON/OFF setting for RAW development of RRS (Real Resolution System).
・Added [Recent files] list menu on Laboratory mode.
・Added new lens name [HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF].
・Added Tone curve inversion reset button. (Easy use for Negative-positive reversal, film duplicator and etc.)
・Optimize to tone curve of Adobe RGB.
・Corrected – Miss displayed of highlight correction for before K-5II camera
・Corrected – Can’t memory input history of address bar on Browser mode.
・Corrected – When develop RAW image that has been trimmed, Image quality tag is remained RAW.
・Corrected – Displayed un-printing range on margin setting in print..
・Corrected – When image transmit in a maximized state from IMAGE Transmitter 2, maximization is released.
・Corrected – When select “Option” ⇒ “File management” ⇒ “default location” ⇒ “folder at the last saved”, fail in simple image import .
・Corrected – RAW image develop failure when capture image with changing aspect ratio by K-01.
・Correspond to compatible reading of parameter file for Windows and Macintosh.
・Correspond – Windows 10.

Update (v5.4.2)

・Direct download link for Software Updater (Windows) -> v5.4.2
・Direct download link for Software Updater (Macintosh) -> v5.4.2

*It is not compatible with previous version of software included Digital Camera Utility 4 / PENTAX PHOTO Browser 3 / PENTAX PHOTO Laboratory 3.

GR Remote 1.2 Release

Changes to GR Remote version 1.2 (Main changes from Version 1.1.2)

・Improved Image download operation
・Tap download button on upper right of thumbnail screen. Then start download by tapping thumbnail image. *1
・When enabling “Multi-Select” on Configuration page, it is possible to batch download after selecting the images. *2
*1 Operating environment:Chrome(Android/PC/Mac OS), Safari(iOS/Mac OS).Need to click image with Option button.
*2 Operating environment:Chrome(Android/PC/Mac OS). iOS version to be released shortly.

Manuals

GR Remote Set Up
GR Remote Operating Manual

HD PENTAX-D FA 645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF] announced!

An interchangeable wide-angle lens for use with medium-format DSLR cameras, for the delivery of sharp, high-resolution images

Ricoh has announced a new wide-angle lens for the Pentax medium-format DSLR camera system. The 27.5mm-equivalent HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF] combines a newly designed, high-grade glass-moulded aspherical element with a high refractive index low dispersion glass element and a hybrid aspherical element to effectively compensate for chromatic and spherical aberrations. The lens coating and reflective material used for the interior of the lens barrel are optimised for the distinctive characteristics of digital imaging, and promise to minimise flare and ghosting. This lens features a nine-blade, rounded diaphragm to produce a smooth, beautiful bokeh effect. Available from mid-December.

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RICOH IMAGING is pleased to announce a new addition to the PENTAX 645 medium-format DSLR camera system, with the launch of the HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF] wide-angle lens.

This newly designed lens is based on the smc PENTAX-FA 645 35mm F3.5AL [IF], renowned for producing crisp images. Thanks to the incorporation of newly designed high-grade aspherical optical elements, this lens has been optimised for digital imaging by minimising a number of aberrations. Treated with the PENTAX-original HD Coating, the HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF] delivers high-contrast, high-resolution images even in demanding lighting situations, making it ideal for scenic photography.

Main Features:

1. Optical design supporting super-high-resolution images captured with medium-format DSLR cameras

Combining a newly designed, high-grade glass-moulded aspherical element with a high refractive index low dispersion glass element and a hybrid aspherical element in its optics, this lens effectively compensates for chromatic and spherical aberrations. It also assures a sufficient peripheral brightness level, while enhancing image resolution and crisp image description at edges of the image field. The lens coating and reflective material used for the interior of the lens barrel are optimised for the distinctive characteristics of digital imaging. This allows it to draw out the optimum performance of PENTAX medium-format DSLR cameras, while minimising flare and ghost images.

2. Wide-angle perspective – perfect for scenic photography

This lens provides a focal length of 27.5mm (in the 35mm format; when mounted on a 645Z or 645D camera body) to capture wide-angle landscape and architectural images. With a minimum focusing distance of 0.3 metres and a maximum magnification of 0.25 times, it can also be used for close-up photography, allowing the photographer to capture subjects, like flowers, while retaining the scenery in the background to emphasise the sense of depth. Its inner-focus mechanism keeps its total length unchanged during focusing, and allows the user to maintain the ideal balance during handheld shooting.

3. HD Coating for high-resolution images

This lens is treated with the PENTAX-original, high-grade HD Coating.* Compared with conventional multi-layer coatings, this innovative coating assures higher light transmittance and lower reflection to deliver bright, high-contrast images free of flare and ghost images, even in demanding lighting situations

* HD stands for High Definition.

4. Rounded diaphragm for a beautiful bokeh effect

This lens features a nine-blade, rounded diaphragm to produce a smooth, beautiful bokeh (defocus) effect, while minimising the streaking effect of point light sources.

5. Other features

・Image circle covering the entire image size of 645-series film-format SLR cameras
・SP (Super Protect) Coating applied to the front surface of the lens to effectively repel water and grease
・Attachment of various filters, such as a C-PL (circular polarising) filter, to the front end of the lens
・PL filter window for easy control of a polarising filter without requiring the removal of the lens hood

Note: Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.

PENTAX 645D IR!!!

RICOH has just announced a derivative of the PENTAX 645D medium-format DSLR called the PENTAX 645D IR, which is a special version of the camera designed for high-resolution (40-megapixel) infrared photography.

The PENTAX 645D IR is identical to the PENTAX 645D, except that the infrared filter normally found in front of its CCD sensor has been removed.  It also has a red Pentax logo rather than the black one found on the 645D.

This camera will be see extremely limited production runs of about 100 units per year, and is meant for special applications where having an infrared-sensitive camera is beneficial.  It will only be sold in Japan and is not going to be marketed as a consumer imaging product.

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