To celebrate St. Patrick's Dat, Topaz Labs, maker of some of our favorite image enhacement products, is offering 30% off all their products through this Sunday, March 18th! Topaz products plug in to your favorite photo editing programs (such as Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture) in order to further enhance features such as noise reductiona and black-and-white conversion.
In order to apply this discount:
- Add any product to your cart at the Topaz Store
- Type in the coupon code TopazGold at checkout
After the discount, some products can be had for as little at $21, or you can buy the Topaz Budle (which contains all 11 Topaz plug-ins valued at $550) for just $210. We hope you enjoy this discount while it lasts!
Earlier this week, Pentax finally lifted the online ordering restriction on Pentax 645D medium format camera in the US. Until now, you had to phone in to place your order, as for some reason, Pentax did not want any online order to be accepted outside of their own web store. Now, you can order the 645D online at the retailer of your choosing!
To learn more about the 645D, you may be interested in reading our in-depth Pentax 645D review, which also compares its performance and purpose to that of a professional full-frame DSLR, the Nikon D3x.
Two weeks ago, Pentax announced another limited silver edition of the K-5, which comes with a special silver version of the new DA 40mm F2.8 XS lens launched alongside the K-01 mirrorless camera.
The silver K-5 camera is now available for pre-order on a first-come, first served basis at B&H photo and Adorama, two of the few US retailers that manage to stock nearly all Pentax products. You can also order the camera directly from the Pentax web store. Only a handful of these cameras will be sold in the US- we believe it will be in the very low 100's, so get your orders in now if you want this!
The Pentax Optio VS20, announced in January, has just hit the shelves in the United States! Available at its MSRP of $249, this innovative camera features a shutter release button on the side as well as a 20x zoom lens for telephoto shooting.
We are proud to be among the first to post an in-depth review of the Pentax K-01 mirrorless camera!
When we first released the camera's specifications and provided coverage about it from CP+, several questions were raised about the camera:
- How well does the autofocus perform?
- Are manual controls supported in video mode?
- Is the LCD easy to view in bright light?
- Is the sensor the same as that of the K-5?
We answer these fundamental questions and much more in our review. We hope you enjoy it!
The Pentax Optio WG-2, the successor to the waterproof and shockproof WG-1, has just hit the shelves over in the US, much earlier than originally expected.
The WG-2 boasts a backlit 16-megapixel sensor as well as improved processing and faster video framerates (up to 60fps in 720p and 30fps in full HD), making it one of the most versatile outdoor compacts out there!
It was really like coming home for me.
Or like the first time I laid eyes on my wife.
It was so comfortable, so right, that I just knew we’d be together for the rest of my life.
That was the feeling I got when I pressed my eye against my Pentax, clicked the shutter, tilted the camera forward slightly, then looked at the image on the LCD screen.
I know that might sound dramatic, but it really is the best way to describe it.
Now, this wasn’t something that happened to me at a tender age either - I was 38 years old.
To understand how I got to this page, though, I need to tell you where I’ve been.