It can be difficult to comprehend how small the new Pentax Q is unless you see it side by side with some familiar objects. So here you have the Q with its standard prime lens next to a smart phone leaning against an FA 31mm Limited lens pouch! Yes, the Q with lens would fit in the lens pouch with room to spare!
So, we can safely conclude that the Pentax Q is "Qute"!
As you may know, PentaxForums.com features a photographic Marketplace (classifieds section) geared toward users of Pentax equipment. The Marketplace sees hundreds of item listings every month, and in addition to having one of the largest Pentax audiences on the web, is also a very safe place to buy and sell gear. If you haven't yet taken advantage of this section, we highly recommend you check it out!
We've recently improved the section by adding a watch list feature. If you're looking for a particular item(i.e. a Pentax 31mm lens), simply add that key word to your list and we will send you an e-mail as soon as such an item is listed!
We hope you enjoy the new watch list!
We're happy to be bringing you a comparative review of one of the most popular DSLR lens types: the fast (F2.8) normal zoom. In our comparison of the Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 OS HSM, Tamron 17-50mm F2.8, Pentax DA* 16-50mm, we take a detailed look at the handling, features, and optical performance of each lens.
While lens is the best deal, and which takes the best pictures? Read the review to find out!
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Pentax exhibits at what is touted as the hottest industry event for photographers and image-makers, PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, arranged by PDN. The expo takes place in New York City from October 27 to October 29. You will find Pentax in booth number 1101. It shall be interesting to see if Ricoh products will be featured side by side with Pentax products now that Ricoh has acquired Pentax.
This event is not just an equipment expo, but also features more than 100 seminars and hands-on labs.
This year PDN has joined forces with WPPI and presents an entire expo dedicated to wedding and portrait photography, making PhotoPlus Expo even better.
The Pentax Q impressed us right out of the box: It is very nicely finished with a body of metal, the design is attractive and clean but functional and yes, it is small, but not overly so. It handles well thanks to the built-in grip, the non-slip leatherette surface on the front, and the well-placed controls. Thankfully, the camera has a command wheel (e-dial in Pentax terminology), and the user interface and menu system is very much like that of the current Pentax DSLRs, so you feel at home at once.
We're happy to announce the winners of our "5th Birthday Giveaway" secondary event, in which our users posted festive Pentax-related photos or drawings. Winners of the main event have been announced on the forum, and all prizes have been shipped as of September 30th. Congratulations to the winners! We look forward to hosting a similar giveaway event in the near future, so stay tuned to the homepage!
B&H has just posted an exclusive deal on Adobe Lighroom- 50% off for the next 22 hours, meaning that you can secure your copy for only $149. The offer expires right before noon, tomorrow, October 4th.
Also, please be aware that B&H will be celebrating a holiday from October 13th-October 21st and will be closed during that time. No orders will ship until after the holiday, and online orders will only be accepted on select days.
The theme for our official October photo contest has been announced: "Shadows".
We are looking forward to your creative submissions! For more details on how to enter, please visit the official contest thread. The winner will receive a pack of 50 sheets of premium photo paper from our sponsor, Red River Paper!
As always, we've also posted the voted thread for last month's contest (one of our largest ever, with almost 250 entries!), and we invite everyone to vote.