The Pentax Q is the world's smallest interchangeable lens mirrorless camera. Launched at an MSRP of $799, its price was officially dropped to $749 earlier this year. Now, an instant rebate is in effect that drops the camera's price to $499, a whole $250 below MSRP!
For those of you who have been waiting for a darker theme on our forum, the wait is finally over! We are happy to unveil our new dark red skin, which uses the same layout as our default skin, but has a dark background and white-on-gray color scheme with red links.
Together with this new skin, we've also launched a new style selector which will make it easier for you switch between our different skins on-the-fly. Whenever you click on the "Style Selector" link at the bottom of the forum, you will see the following menu slide up:
Simply click on the icon corresponding to the skin you want to view, and it will be applied to the page you are currently on. The new dark skin is the second icon from the left. Note that if you are inside one of our Pentax equipment databases, you will be redirected to the forum homepage after choosing a new skin.
We are happy to announce the winners of our official March "Wind" photo contest! In first place was forum member Cooter, with his "Dancing Newspaper" photograph. The photo is now being featured in our Premier Gallery. Click here to leave a comment.
Our runner-up was forum member Tony Lasher with "The Way the WIND Blows".
Congratulations to the winners, and don't forget to participate in this April's "Patterns" photo contest, which closes at the end of the month!
Adobe has just announced its latest series of photo processing and graphics programs: Creative Suite 6, which includes upgrades to all major products previously found in the CS5 collection. In addition, today only, you can save 50% on the latest Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Premiere Elements 10: get one for $49.95, or both for $69.95!
Adobe CS6 will differ from previous releases in that Adobe will be offering the suite as a cloud-based subscription service, which will give you access to the entire suite for a fixed monthly fee (starting at $50). You will also be able to upgrade from previous versions, and purchase individual desktop applications as before.
Continue reading to learn more about the suite!
Today we're happy to announce our in-depth review of the Pentax O-GPS1 GPS accessory, a handy little device that adds geotagging, simple nagivation, and astrotracer capabilities to your camera. In the review, we discuss the features of the device in detail, and show some sample star photos taken with the help of the GPS unit. Overall, the O-GPS1 is a great performer, though it does have a few quirks, and at $199 ($249 MSRP), it is a little pricey.
Welcome to our second post about the making of the winner of one of our weekly photo challenges! In this article, forum member Jools talks about how this abstract photograph came about.
Click here to view the photo in full size. Now, without further ado:
I was surprised when asked by the PentaxForums staff to create a write up of one my winning entries for the Weekly Photo Challenge. I certainly appreciate the opportunity and hope this "behind the image" segment helps others.
Equipment and Settings
Taken with a Pentax K-x, Porst Weitwinkel Auto F 28mm F2.8, tripod, 12 second delay. It was mostly overcast when the images were taken and as a result I opted for a 1600 ISO. This particular image was taken at F8, 1/400 sec. I always take RAW images for latitude down the line and I prefer manual focus lenses. In fact, I can't remember the last time I switched the camera to autofocus regardless of the lens in use.