In 2009, we made our pentax forum mobile-friendly not only by adding a lightweight mobile layout, but also by adding support for TapaTalk, a native forum-browsing application for Apple, BlackBerry, and Andriod smartphones. Whenever you open our forum from a mobile device, you will automatically be shown the mobile skin, which will make browsing a breeze even when you're away from your PC!
Today, we're very happy to announce that we've extended the mobile skin to our entire site! Now you can also browse our in-depth reviews and news posts directly from your mobile device. Like on the forum, your device will automatically be detected.
If your smartphone has an advanced browser, you can always disable the mobile layout by clicking on the appropriate link in the site footer. We hope that this addition will allow you to catch up on our homepage content - especially the reviews! Enjoy!
B&H Photo, one of the largest and Pentax retailers in the US, will be closing this week and next in observance of the Succos holiday.
Below are the times during which online ordering will be unavailable:
|Wednesday, October 12, at 6:15PM EDT||through||Saturday, October 15, at 7:30PM EDT|
|Wednesday, October 19, at 6:00PM EDT||through||Saturday, October 22, at 7:15PM EDT|
If you want to have your order shipped prior to the holiday, you must place it before 7am tomorrow (Wednesday, October 12th).
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!
Would you like to leave a comment? Visit the dicussion thread.
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!