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Hoya 9-Stop ND Filter 77mm NDx400

B&H has the Hoya 72mm NDx400 filter for $44.95 (reg. $75) with free shipping. There is a limited supply at this price. This is a 9-stop ND filter. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

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Hoya 77mm 9-Stop ND Filter

B&H has Hoya’s 77mm neutral density (ND) 2.7 filter with HMC coating for $49 (reg. $77). This is a 9-stop ND filter. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

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Ricoh Buys Pentax

by on July 1, 2011

in Pentax

Hoya has announced that it will be selling Pentax’s camera business to Ricoh.  The deal should take effect on October 1, 2011 and is reported to be a $124 million selling price.

Interestingly, Ricoh has a history with the Pentax K-mount.  My first SLR was a Ricoh KR-Super II (shown above), which is a K-mount camera that was basically a Pentax K1000 knockoff.  Who knew that a couple of decades later Ricoh would acquire the K-mount system for its own? [click to continue…]

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