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Pentax KP IR Announced In Japan But You Can't Buy One

Pentax has created a KP which supports both infrared capture and everyday photography.

Posted: 31/07/2019 - 10:05

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Pentax KP

The Ricoh Imaging website in Japan has listed a Pentax KP IR (infrared camera) but it won't be on general sale any time soon. 

Designed for researchers, the Pentax KP IR will capture both infrared and visible light which Ricoh Imaging says will help speed up the work of researchers as well as bring a new perspective to their work. 

The IR version shares many of the specs seen on the Pentax KP so you're not missing out on much anyway (apart from IR photography, of course). 

Posted 31/07/2019 - 15:30 Link
Brilliant idea.
Posted 14/08/2019 - 10:43 Link
I learned long ago (late 2013 IIRC) that mirrorless has a huge advantage for IR.
There are no focus issues, & easy framing with a opaque filter on the lens. Both my converted mirrorless systems are still capable of taking normal images too.

Despite it's age the K-01 makes more sense as a IR system.

I suspect this might be an attempt to clear some stock of 2 year old bodies
Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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Edited by petrochemist: 14/08/2019 - 10:48
Posted 01/09/2019 - 12:19 Link
always remember to criticise everything Pentax and promote mirrorless .

it has long , become boring.
Posted 05/10/2019 - 09:17 Link
I think IR photography can look brilliant or rubbish. Have only tried it some years ago using a 720n filter and was not really impressed by what I achieved. Have also looked at images taken by others on various brands and very few were outstanding. I think it must be an acquired taste. Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.


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