The Pentax camera plant in the Philippines escaped damage from the recent typhoon, though logistics in the short term will be u2018challengingu2019, brand owner Ricoh has said.

As we reported last week, Pentax DSLRs – including the new K-3 – are made in the Philippines which was struck by Typhoon Haiyan on 8 November.

The Ricoh-owned camera brand has a base in the Mactan Economic Processing zone, an industrial estate at Lapu-Lapu, Cebu.

A Ricoh Imaging UK spokesperson told Amateur Photographer today: ‘The Ricoh Imaging factory was not affected in any way and all employees are safe.’

The spokesperson added: ‘Short-term logistics are challenging.

‘However, Ricoh Imaging UK does not envisage any supply issues.’