Pentax has been around just a shade under a century now, and it has a fascinating history full of success and tragedy that most of us probably aren't aware of. Learn about how the company came to be what it is today in this excellent video history.
Coming to you from Tony and Chelsea Northrup, this awesome video dives deep into the history of the Pentax company and the various events that brought it to where it is today. Personally, I really loved the Pentax K-1 when I reviewed it. Its autofocus system was frustrating, but other than that, it was a photography geek's dream camera, chock full of fun and techy features that made it a blast to shoot with, all at an excellent price. I have to admit I was pretty sorely disappointed when the Mark II changed very little, and it has left me wondering what the future of Pentax is under Ricoh ownership. Hopefully, they'll continue to produce quirky, feature-laden cameras a bit off the well-trodden path of the likes of Canon and Nikon. They do have a fiercely loyal customer base (perhaps more so than any other brand) that I know would be quite sad to see their beloved company dissolve.