November 2019 marked the 100th birthday of Pentax which was established in a suburb of Tokyo to begin making lenses for spectacles. This led to the manufacture of optics and then, in 1952, to the Asahiflex camera; the first Japanese-made 35mm SLR.
The price tag drops it right in the middle of stiff competition from all the key mirrorless camera protagonists, but Nikon’s Z 6 looks to be up to the challenges. To start with, it has many of the Z 7’s goodies.
The former captain of Australia’s cricket team has been an enthusiastic photographer since he began touring overseas, and his images have been widely used in books and magazine articles. Steve Waugh talks to Paul Burrows about what drives his love of photography.