Tamron has announced a new mail-in rebate program on Pentax lenses, which will run all the way through April 30th!
You can take $25 off the following lenses:
And $50 off:
Many of lenses are held in very high regard, even compared to genuine Pentax glass. A few months ago, we reviewed the Tamron 17-50mm and found it more appealing than Pentax $899 16-50mm F2.8. See also our third-party lens database for user reviews of these lenses.
Enjoy the lowered prices!
We're happy to announce that the next (11th) installment of World Pentax Day will take place on Saturday, February 4th, 2012, all day, in your local timezone.
World Pentax Day is an event open to everyone in which you simply go out and shoot, and then post your favorite photos in the special event gallery. Thus, in just one day our community can paint a snapshot of what the world looks like through the lenses of Pentax cameras for all our members to enjoy!
The rules are simple! The photos you upload must:
- Be taken with a Pentax camera (or a rebadged clone)
- Be taken on February 4th, 2012 in your timezone
- Have a filesize no larger than 1Mb* (there are no constraints on resolution)
Once the gallery opens, you will be able to click here to upload. We ask that you don't upload more than 5 photos. If you don't already have a PentaxForums.com account, please create one so that you can participate- it's free!
Our last world Pentax day event was held during June of last year, and it saw over 2,500 submissions. Let's beat that this year! Click here to browse last year's gallery. If you are a Facebook user, we invite you to RSVP on Facebook. If not, you can still follow the event on our event calendar and request an e-mail event reminder.
This year, we will be creating a special World Pentax Day Book- read on for details!
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.