We'd like to kick off our official PentaxForums.com photo contests of 2012 with a theme allowing for a great deal of creativity: Rivers and Lakes. Feel free to feature one or both of these in your photo, and experiment with reflections, smooth water, frozen water, etc.!
The voting thread for our December "Silver and Gold" photo contest has now also been posted! We invite everyone to vote for the winner! Last month, we saw just over 100 submissions.
Good luck- and remember that every month, there's a prize for the winner of our official contests as described in the contest announcement above!
We'd like to wish all our members and fans a very Happy New Year! All the best in 2012!
Pentax has just launched an additional $50 instant rebate on the Pentax Q, lowering its price to $699 in the US. The rebate will take effect on January 1st, 2012 for both the black and the white versions of the Q at Adorama.
For more information on the Q, please read our Pentax Q Review.
After being out of stock seemingly for ever nationwide, a shipment of the Pentax 12-24mm F4 lens has just arrived at B&H and is available on a first-come, first-served basis! B&H is selling the lens for $699, which is $200 below MSRP.
The 12-24mm lens is also now available at the Pentax web store, albeit at the list price of $899.
This lens is one of our members' favorites; for more information on it, please check the lens database.
As we move on to a fresh new year, let's take a look back at the highlights of 2011 both on PentaxForums.com and from Pentax itself!
- Pentax added SDXC support to the K-x, K-r, K-7, K-5, and 645D DSLRs
- Pentax formally acknowledged the K-5 sensor stain issue and resolved it in future bodies
- Pentax announced the 25mm F4 ultra-wide lens for the 645D (which interestingly still isn't available in the US)
- Pentax announced the Optio WG-1 point-and-shoot camera
- Pentax announced a limited edition Silver K-5
We will post an update once the download link becomes active. At that point, we expect the Japanese Pentax website to be updated with the latest firmware version as well.
It is expected that this new firmware will contain stability fixes.
Update 1/11/2012: The firmware has now been officially released.
Our friends at Topaz Labs, makers of several handy Photoshop post-processing plugins, have announced a year-end 30% off sale of their plugin bundle as well as all upgrades to the bundle (if you currently own a single product).
The coupon code, YearEndSavings, can be applied during checkout at the Topaz Store.
For more information on how Topaz plugins work, see our Topaz Adjust in-depth review!