Pentax is a brand of cameras, lenses and sport optics products that is owned by Ricoh Imaging. It was originally founded in 1919 as Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. and later became known as Pentax. The brand is known for producing a wide range of high-quality cameras and lenses, with a focus on both the consumer and professional photography markets. Their product line includes digital SLR cameras, mirrorless cameras, point-and-shoot cameras, and medium format cameras. Pentax is known for producing cameras and lenses that are rugged and durable, often designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and rugged outdoor use. They also have a wide range of lens options, including standard, wide-angle, and telephoto lenses, as well as specialized lenses such as fish-eye and macro lenses. Pentax also produces a range of sport optics products including binoculars and telescopes. Pentax’s reputation for producing high-quality, durable products has made it a popular choice among professional and amateur photographers alike.