New function-expansion firmware for PENTAX K-1, K-1 Mark II and K-3 Mark III cameras

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RICOH IMAGING launched the new firmware for the PENTAX K-1 (FIRMWARE UPDATE VERSION 1.70)

RICOH IMAGING launched the new firmware for the PENTAX K-1 II (FIRMWARE UPDATE VERSION 1.40)

RICOH IMAGING launched the new firmware for the PENTAX K-3 III (FIRMWARE UPDATE VERSION 1.50)

PENTAX cameras have been equipped with the "Custom Image" function for several years. This gives photographers the opportunity to implement their own image style and to depict motifs ac-cording to the situation. Based on the film selection of analog photography, different presets are available, such as Landscape, Reversal Film, Black & White, Vivid Colors or Bleach Bypass (a special form of film development). All of these presets can be adjusted according to your own preferences and wishes by parameters such as saturation, color tone, tonal value, contrast and sharpness. Thus, according to one of the basic PENTAX principles, the photographer can create the image in and with the camera, without using tools such as a computer or tablet PC.

RICOH IMAGING now introduces for the first time: Special-edition Custom Image functions for specific seasons and lenses: KATEN.

Special-edition Custom Images

 KATEN (summer sky) This special-edition, season-specific Custom Image mode is designed to emphasize the rich blues of summer skies and depict the fine details of dazzling white clouds. This mode can be selected in combination with:

HD PENTAX-D FA 21mmF2.4ED Limited DC WR
HD PENTAX-DA 15mmF4ED AL Limited

Both lenses feature an ultra-wide angle of view and the latest HD (High Definition) coating, which effectively minimizes the generation of ghost images even with images captured under harsh summertime sunshine, or when the sun is in the image field. They have been selected as the best partners for the KATEN mode because they optimize the intended visual effects of the mode.

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The KATEN image setting is, after the SATOBI (link) custom image function, another option for individual image design.
Pentax demonstrate once again the claim to deliver cameras for a very special circle of photographers.
If you have your own Instagram account, feel free to share these special images, using the hashtags: #pentax_satobi or #pentax_katen. We'll be happy to share your images on our Instagram channel @ pentax.photography.official/.

 

Upcoming schedule

Following on the KATEN mode, PENTAX will release specific-edition, season-specific Custom Images specially designed for SLR photography in autumn, winter and spring. Check the chart below for detailed information.        

special-edition Custom Image mode

 

Compatible camera body

 

Partner lens* (Usable on all compatible camera bodies)

 

Summer: KATEN

PENTAX K-1 / K-1 Mark II

PENTAX K-3 Mark III

HD PENTAX-D FA 21mmF2.4ED Limited DC WR
HD PENTAX-DA 15mmF4ED AL Limited
Autumn

PENTAX K-1 / K-1 Mark II

PENTAX K-3 Mark III

HD PENTAX-FA 43mmF1.9 Limited

HD PENTAX-DA 21mmF3.2AL Limited
HD PENTAX-DA 40mmF2.8 Limited
HD PENTAX-DA 70mmF2.4 Limited

Winter

PENTAX K-1 / K-1 Mark II

PENTAX K-3 Mark III

HD PENTAX-FA 31mmF1.8 Limited

HD PENTAX-DA 35mmF2.8 Macro Limited

Spring

PENTAX K-1 / K-1 Mark II

PENTAX K-3 Mark III

HD PENTAX-FA 77mmF1.8 Limited

HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mmF2.8-4ED Limited DC WR

 * Lenses compatible with autumn, winter and spring Custom Images are tentative choices and may be changed later. Note: Special-edition, season-specific Custom Image modes other than KATEN will be named later and announced with the release of each firmware.

 

New Firmware Version please find here:
PENTAX K-1 für Windows / Mac OS Firmware Version 1.70
PENTAX K-1 Mark II für Windows / Mac OS Firmware Version 1.40
PENTAX K-3 Mark III für Windows / Mac OS Firmware Version 1.50

 

More information on: RICOH IMAGING Website ...