Five Things You May Not Know About Pentax

PENTAX+A RICOH COMPANY_logo (2).jpg1.  Pentax was originally founded in 1919 under the name Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. in Tokyo, Japan. They quickly became one of the leading suppliers to Japanese camera and optical instrument manufacturers. 

2.  For over 90 years, they have introduced numerous technological advances, making their cameras, lenses, scopes, and binoculars some of the most sought-after in the world. 

3.  In 1979, Pentax came to Colorado and have been part of the Colorado community since. The U.S. headquarters was recently relocated from Golden, CO to downtown Denver.

4.  In 2011, Pentax and Ricoh launched a new company called Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company LTD. Ricoh brings a wealth of resources to the Pentax team by providing significant research and development, and management infrastructure in the imaging technology industry.

5.  The Pentax 645d medium format Digital SLR camera won the “Camera of the Year” award at the Camera GP Japan 2011 Awards and was deemed best DSLR Professional by TIPA 2011.

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