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Ricoh WG-4 In-Depth Review

The latest waterproof compact · 05-15-2014 · By PF Staff in Reviews

We've just posted our in-depth review of the Ricoh WG-4, the flagship "adventureproof" camera replacing the Pentax WG-3.  Apart for its branding, the WG-4 is almost identical to the WG-3, but it does introduce a couple of new features, which we describe in the review.  The review also includes a comparison to other waterproof cameras launched this year.

The WG-4 and a set of new dedicated mounting accessories are now shipping worldwide.

Click here to continue to the Ricoh WG-4 Review

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Godox V850 Flash System Review

An advanced wireless flash setup · 05-12-2014 · By PF Staff in Reviews

Finding the right studio flash can be a real challenge.  To follow up our review of the Cactus RF-60 flash, today we're happy to present an in-depth review of the Godox Ving V850 flash system, which packs a great deal of features at a very affordable price.

The Godox studio system includes many components. Godox offers studio flash lamps, bare-bulb flash hybrids and speedlight flashes. They also offer a combination of triggers to control all these light sources. All their triggers are compatible with one another, but will offer distinct features.  The V850 is a fully manual flash with extensive customizability and remote control capabilities.

Click here to continue to the Godox V850 Review

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New Contest Photo Gallery

Browse hundreds of stunning images · 05-09-2014 · By PF Staff in Photo Contests

We are proud to announce that our Pentax K-3 photo contest has already seen over 1,000 submissions!  To make it easier for you to browse all the wonderful photos that participants have uploaded, we've set up a special gallery page featuring a mosaic of large thumbnails.

Half of our contests finalists will be determined by you, our members; the photos with the most nominations will be reviewed by our judges and named finalists.  To nominate a photo, simply head over to the gallery, click on a thumbnail to bring up the full-size photo, then simply leave a comment stating the reason for your nomination.

In order to be fair to all our participants, photos in the gallery are displayed in a random order.

If you haven't yet entered in the photo contest, you're missing out on a chance to win a Pentax K-3.  Details on how to enter are found at the top of the gallery.

Click here to continue to the gallery

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Pentax DA 1.4x Teleconverter Review

Get added reach without sacrificing autofocus capabilities · 05-05-2014 · By PF Staff in Reviews

Today we're happy to announce our in-depth review of the HD Pentax-DA 1.4x AW AF Rear Converter, a handy lens accessory which extends the reach of your lens by 1.4 times while retaining autofocus support and weather sealing.

From just about every angle, Pentax's latest teleconverter is all about quality, especially when it comes to its optics.  Based on our tests, the image quality delivered by this teleconverter is up there with the best.

To read more, head over to the full Pentax 1.4x rear converter in-depth review.

In the US, the teleconverter is currently available for order for $599.

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The Making of "Mystic Sunset"

The winning image in our "Starbursts" photo contest · 05-04-2014 · By PF Staff in Photo Contests

"Mystic Sunset" by bruno.cirou

Réunion island is a paradise for who like contemplation. This particular evening I was going to this beach with my shooting "Pentaxian" partner Sonia. She talked to me about this site few days ago and we had decided to go there to make some pictures of the Milky way.

There is no sand on this beach, only stones and maybe someone, one day, began to stack these to make "cairns". We don't know if it's the same person who has continued or others, but now, there are many thousands. So, until the stars appeared we took some pictures of the sunset to warm up the hardware and Mystic Sunset is one of these.

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Pentax K-3: $100 Instant Rebate

Get the K-3 for $1199 in the US · 05-01-2014 · By PF Staff in Pentax Deals

Pentax USA has just launched a $100 instant rebate on the K-3 DSLR, lowering its price to $1199 at authorized dealers.

B&H Photo is currently offering a very attractive deal on the K-3: you can get it for $1196.95 with a free Pentax AF540 flash and 32Gb SanDisk SD card, a $451.95 value included at no additional charge.  Click here to check out this deal (international shipping is available)!

Edit: as of noon EST, the free flash has been removed from the package.  We will update this post if we learn more.

At Adorama, the K-3 is offered for $1196.95 with a free FluCard and free 2-day shipping here.

To learn more about the flagship Pentax DSLR, visit our K-3 review.

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Pentax K-3 Photo Contest

Featuring the K-3 as a grand prize · 04-28-2014 · By PF Staff in Photo Contests

We're happy to announce our latest photo contest, the winner of which will receive a brand new Pentax K-3 camera body, sponsored by B&H Photo.

The contest will consist of multiple phases, the first of which is simple: simply enter your best photo for a chance to become one of our 64 finalists.  During the first phase of the contest, you will also have the opportunity to comment on others' submissions and nominate finalists.  A panel of judges will select half the finalists, while the remainder will be chosen by the community.

To enter, head over to the full contest guidelines.  Or visit the contest forum to view and comment on the current submissions.

This contest is open to everyone, anywhere, even if you don't have a forum account yet.  Photos taken with any camera make or model are allowed.  The only rule is that your submission must be taken by you.  Good luck!

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"Starbursts" Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our March, 2014 contest · 04-25-2014 · By PF Staff in Photo Contests

"Mystic Sunset" by bruno.cirou

We're happy to announce the winners of our March, 2014 photo contest, "Starbursts"! In first place was forum member bruno.cirou, who captured the photo "Mystic Sunset" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-3 and a Tamron AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di-II LD (Model A16) lens.

Our runners-up were forum member mikeSF in second place with "Spokes" and sharepointalex in third place with "Autumn Deer". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Spokes" by mikeSF "Autumn Deer" by sharepointalex

We'd like to congratulate the winners one more time!  Also, be sure not to miss our April "Spring Colors" photo contest, which closes at the end of the month.

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