We would like to remind everyone that our 5th Birthday Giveaway starts tomorrow!
All the details can be found in the giveaway forum. Log on tomorrow between 11am and 12noon for a chance to win one of 5 remotes, and stick around for the rest of the week for a chance to win one of 53 other prizes! Good luck to everyone.
Today, Pentax permanently lowered the price on the the 16.3-megapixel K-5 by $100, down to an MSRP of $1499 for the body-only.
Furthermore, an $300 instant rebate (not mail-in) is in effect through November 30th, reducing the final price of the camera to $1199.
Could this suggest that a new Pentax body is on its way?
The theme for our official photo contest for September, 2011 will be "Trees". We have already opened the contest to submissions and posted the poll for last month's entries.
We invite everyone to vote for the winners of our August "Wheels" photo contest.
We are also happy to announce new prizes for future photo contests, starting with our September contest. The winner will now receive a pack of 50 sheets of premium photo paper from Red River Paper, as well as a sampler pack of other papers. Read more about the new prizes.
Good luck to everyone, and we hope you will enjoy the new prizes!
Topaz Labs, developers of renowned photo-editing plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom have just released a new plugin: Topaz B&W Effects.
Topaz B&W effects is a versatile black-and-white conversion tool loaded with multitudes of special effects. Just like other Topaz plugins, we're sure this one won't disappoint! For full details, read about the product or view sample photos.
Highlights from the Topaz website:
- The most versatile conversion tool for B&W enhancement
- Extensive library with over 150 presets simulating traditional and alternative b&w processes
- Intuitive 5-in-1 selective brush for easy localized adjustments
- True grain library with popular film types
- Adaptive Exposure tools for ultimate contrast control and essential tonal balance
- Stylized effects for painterly looks, posterization & more
This plugin is normally priced at $59.99; however, through September 18th you will be able to use the promo code bwandbeyond to get $30 off. We are looking forward to hearing your feedback about this plugin in our digital post-processing forum.
We will be giving away a copy of Topaz B&W effects in our 5th birthday giveaway, so be sure to check it out!
Today, in order to continue bringing you an online selling experience devoid of final value fees or listing fees, we've expanded our Photographer's Marketplace. Now, in addition to being able to sell photographic items, you will also be able to list computers, electronics, and more in a new, dedicated section!
If your forum account already has marketplace access, you will be able to take advantage of the new section right away: this includes members who have donated, supported us via our partners, or have been around for a while ("Pentaxians").
To celebrate our 5th birthday, we will be giving away 50 genuine Pentax remote control F's to members of our forum!
We will also be giving away one Think Tank modular set and belt (exact model TBA), and multiple Topaz photoshop photo editing plugins (exact software TBA).
How to win the Think Tank case or a Topaz plugin
Celebrate our birthday together with us! In a designated giveaway thread, post a photo of a gathering or event you held (can be on or after September 6th but no later than September 30th) to celebrate. The top 3 most festive photos will win, and the winners will be able to pick their prize. First place gets first pick, and so on.The plugins offered will include Topaz DeNoise and Topaz BW Effects.
How to win a remote control
Each day from September 6th until September 10th, 1 or 2 threads will be posted in a special section of the forum. In each thread, 5-10 remotes will be given away to users who reply as listed below:
Tuesday, September 6th
First thread will be opened between 11am and 12noon EST. Posts 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 will win.
Second thread will be opened between 6pm and 7pm EST. Posts 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 will win.
Wednesday, September 7th
First thread will be opened between 2pm and 3pm EST. Posts 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 will win.
Second thread will be opened between 10pm and 11pm EST. Posts 5,40,50,60, and 100 will win.
Thursday, September 8th
First thread will be opened between 5am and 6am EST. Posts 21,22,23,24, and 25 will win.
Second thread will be opened between 9pm and 10pm EST. Posts 2, 6, 14, 16, and 25 will win.
Friday, September 9th
Thread will be opened between 1pm and 2pm EST. Posts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 50, 150, 151, and 300 will win.
Saturday, September 10th
Thread will be opened between 12am and 1am EST. Posts 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11 and 30 will win.
Note that you can only make one post forum every 30 seconds. Try to time your replies so that you hit a winning reply number. Also, stay alert during the hours of thread opening, as we can open the threads at any time in the given interval! Good luck!
No more than 2 remotes can be won per user. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery via First Class mail. Only users who registered prior to the posting of each giveaway thread are eligible to win in that thread. Users with duplicate accounts will be disqualified from the competition. Remotes ship worldwide. See discussion thread for disclaimers.Discuss the giveaway