Pentax US Pricing Roundup - End of March

Savings continue on dozens of lenses

By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Mar 28, 2016

Excellent pricing continues on plenty of Pentax lenses and cameras in the US.  As March slowly comes to an end, we wanted to take this opportunity to offer a summary of current deals at the "big two" Pentax retailers.

While changes are not guaranteed, its likely that some of the deals listed below will end at the end of March.  Of particular note are the current prices of the DA 50mm F1.8, D FA 50mm Macro, DA* zooms, and select DA Limited lenses.  Refer to the tabe for details.

Learn more about Pentax lens in our lens database.  Not that % discounts shown are relative to launch MSRP.

30+% Off MSRP
40+% Off MSRP
50+% Off MSRP

Deals on Genuine Pentax Prime Lenses

Lens Name
Regular
Sale Price
Reviews

HD DA 1.4x Teleconverter

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$596.95 $449.95
25% Off
HD DA 1.4x Teleconverter
User | In-Depth

DA 14mm F2.8

Buy: B&H | Adorama $599.95

$946.95 $599.00
37% Off
DA 14mm F2.8
User | In-Depth

HD DA 15mm F4 Ltd. (Black)

Buy: B&H | Adorama $449.95

$646.95 $429.95
34% Off
HD DA 15mm F4 Ltd. (Black)
User | In-Depth

HD DA 15mm F4 Ltd. (Silver)

Buy: B&H | Adorama $449.95

$646.95 $417.47
36% Off
HD DA 15mm F4 Ltd. (Silver)
User | In-Depth

HD DA 21mm F3.2 Ltd.

Buy: B&H $446.95 | Adorama

$646.95 $399.95
39% Off
HD DA 21mm F3.2 Ltd.
User | In-Depth

HD DA 21mm F3.2 Ltd. (Silver)

Buy: B&H | Adorama $496.95

$646.95 $399.95
39% Off
HD DA 21mm F3.2 Ltd. (Silver)
User | In-Depth

FA 31mm F1.8 Ltd.

Buy: B&H | Adorama $1096.95

$1296.95 $1074.46
18% Off
FA 31mm F1.8 Ltd.
User | In-Depth

DA 35mm F2.4

Buy: B&H | Adorama $129.95

$216.95 $103.90
53% Off
DA 35mm F2.4
User | In-Depth

HD DA 35mm F2.8 Ltd. Macro

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$746.95 $409.95
46% Off
HD DA 35mm F2.8 Ltd. Macro
User | In-Depth

HD DA 35mm F2.8 Ltd. Macro (Silver)

Buy: B&H | Adorama $496.95

$746.95 $396.19
47% Off
HD DA 35mm F2.8 Ltd. Macro (Silver)
User | In-Depth

DA 40mm F2.8 XS

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$246.95 $226.95
9% Off
DA 40mm F2.8 XS
User | In-Depth

HD DA 40mm F2.8 Ltd.

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$596.95 $274.95
54% Off
HD DA 40mm F2.8 Ltd.
User | In-Depth

HD DA 40mm F2.8 Ltd. (Silver)

Buy: B&H | Adorama $396.95

$596.95 $272.99
55% Off
HD DA 40mm F2.8 Ltd. (Silver)
User | In-Depth

FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd.

Buy: B&H | Adorama $596.95

$746.95 $584.71
22% Off
FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd.
User | In-Depth

FA 50mm F1.4

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$446.95 $346.95
23% Off
FA 50mm F1.4
User | In-Depth

DA 50mm F1.8

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$246.95 $89.89
64% Off
DA 50mm F1.8
User | In-Depth

D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro

Buy: B&H | Adorama $346.95

$596.95 $276.59
54% Off
D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro
User | In-Depth

DA* 55mm F1.4

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$796.95 $646.95
19% Off
DA* 55mm F1.4
User | In-Depth

HD DA 70mm F2.4 Ltd.

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$746.95 $459.95
39% Off
HD DA 70mm F2.4 Ltd.
User | In-Depth

HD DA 70mm F2.4 Ltd. (Silver)

Buy: B&H $419.95 | Adorama

$746.95 $362.41
52% Off
HD DA 70mm F2.4 Ltd. (Silver)
User | In-Depth

FA 77mm F1.8 Ltd.

Buy: B&H | Adorama $769.95

$1046.95 $734.79
30% Off
FA 77mm F1.8 Ltd.
User | In-Depth

D FA 100mm F2.8 WR Macro

Buy: B&H | Adorama $499.95

$846.95 $399.95
53% Off
D FA 100mm F2.8 WR Macro
User | In-Depth

DA* 200mm F2.8

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$1196.95 $725.99
40% Off
DA* 200mm F2.8
User | In-Depth

DA* 300mm F4

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$1396.95 $849.95
40% Off
DA* 300mm F4
User | In-Depth

DA 560mm F5.6 AW

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$6996.95 $4996.95
29% Off
DA 560mm F5.6 AW
User | In-Depth

Deals on Genuine Pentax Zoom Lenses

Lens Name
Regular
Sale Price
Reviews

DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fisheye

Buy: B&H | Adorama $446.95

$646.95 $304.85
53% Off
DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fisheye
User | In-Depth

DA 12-24mm F4

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$696.95 $599.95
14% Off
DA 12-24mm F4
User | In-Depth

DA* 16-50mm F2.8

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$1296.95 $668.00
49% Off
DA* 16-50mm F2.8
User | In-Depth

DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 WR

Buy: B&H | Adorama $546.95

$746.95 $496.95
34% Off
DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 WR
User | In-Depth

DA 17-70mm F4

Buy: B&H $349.95 | Adorama

$596.95 $279.00
54% Off
DA 17-70mm F4
User | In-Depth

HD DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 WR RE

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$296.95 $259.95
13% Off
HD DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 WR RE
User | In-Depth

DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 WR

Buy: B&H | Adorama $183.95

$196.95 $174.99
12% Off
DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 WR
User | In-Depth

DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 WR

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$496.95 $449.95
10% Off
DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 WR
User | In-Depth

DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$796.95 $409.00
49% Off
DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3
User | In-Depth

HD DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Ltd. WR

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$996.95 $562.96
44% Off
HD DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Ltd. WR
User | In-Depth

HD DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Ltd. WR (Silver)

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$996.95 $559.95
44% Off
HD DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Ltd. WR (Silver)
User | In-Depth

DA* 50-135mm F2.8

Buy: B&H | Adorama $1046.95

$1396.95 $726.72
48% Off
DA* 50-135mm F2.8
User | In-Depth

DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 WR

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$246.95 $196.95
21% Off
DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 WR
User | In-Depth

HD DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 WR

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$446.95 $269.95
40% Off
HD DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 WR
User | In-Depth

DA* 60-250mm F4

Buy: B&H | Adorama $999.95

$1396.95 $878.29
38% Off
DA* 60-250mm F4
User | In-Depth

D FA* 70-200mm F2.8

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$2296.95 $1796.95
22% Off
D FA* 70-200mm F2.8
User | In-Depth

D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 AW

Buy: B&H | Adorama $1996.00

$2496.95 $1796.95
29% Off
D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 AW
User | In-Depth

Nik Collection Now a Free Download

Suite of 7 desktop post-processing programs

By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Mar 24, 2016

Google has announced that its Nik Collection of desktop-post processing software is becoming freeware, effective immediately.  This means that anyone can now download and use the software for free, and customers who purchased Nik products in 2016 will receive a full refund. 

The Nik Collection consists of the following software:

  • Analog Efex Pro — Darkroom effects
  • Color Efex Pro — Color filters
  • Silver Efex Pro — Black-and-wite conversion
  • Viveza — Image enhancement
  • HDR Efex Pro — High dynamic range images
  • Sharpener Pro — Detail enhancement
  • Dfine — Noise reduction

These programs can help photographers expand their creativity by going above and beyond the tools found in core editors such as Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom.  With a host of one-click actions and handy tools, Nik is also a viable alternative and/or supplement to the Topaz suite of editing plugins.

Shortly after Goolge acquired Nik in 2012, the price of the Nik Collection was halved to $149.  Now that Nik desktop collection is free, Google has announced that it will focus its long-term development efforts on a different market entirely, namely photo editing applications on mobile platforms.

Nik Collection free download links:

Take the software for a spin and share your results on the forum!

D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 US Price Reduced

$500 MSRP reduction

By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Mar 16, 2016

The MSRP of the HD Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 pro telephoto zoom lens has recently been dropped by $500 in the US, down to $1799 from the original price of $2299.  The first shipments of this lens have already started going out worldwide, and the lens is in stock at a number of retailers.

At the new low price, the Pentax 70-200mm is considerably cheaper than the equivalent offerings of both Canon and Nikon.  Along with the Pentax 15-30mm F2.8 and Pentax 24-70mm F2.8, it is a core part of the full-frame fast zoom trio for the new Pentax K-1.

In the US, B&H Photo and Adorama are accepting orders and have the lens in stock:

It is also available from the official Ricoh web site. If you've placed a pre-order earlier this year, rest assured that the new low price will be honored.

Though originally announced last February, the commercial debut of the 70-200mm ended up being delayed by nearly a year due to necessary optical optimizations.

While we've had the opportunity to handle this lens at three separate trade shows, we have not yet been able to test its optical performance.  Stay tuned for this in our upcoming in-depth review!

Learn more about the 70-200mm in the official announcement, or view its specifications in our lens database.

Late January Pentax Lens Deals

Big lens savings continue

By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Jan 25, 2016

Low everyday lens prices mean that it's a great time to be a Pentax camera owner.  This week, we see a record number of lenses at or above the "50% off" mark.  In addition, Adorama is now matching most B&H Photo prices, and even exceeding some.

Finally, B&H is offering free shipping to Australia through January 28th (2:59 AM Australian time), so this is a great opportunity for our overseas members to take advantage of low US lens pricing.

This week's prices are summarized in the tables below.  You can choose to learn more about each lens in our in-depth and user reviews.

Note that lenses that are discounted by less than 25% of their original MSRP are not listed.

30+% Off MSRP
40+% Off MSRP
50+% Off MSRP

Deals on Genuine Pentax Prime Lenses

Lens Name
Regular
Sale Price
Reviews

HD DA 1.4x Teleconverter

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$596.95 $449.49
25% Off
HD DA 1.4x Teleconverter
User | In-Depth

DA 14mm F2.8

Buy: B&H | Adorama $529.95

$946.95 $518.64
46% Off
DA 14mm F2.8
User | In-Depth

HD DA 15mm F4 Ltd. (Silver)

Buy: B&H | Adorama $408.91

$646.95 $400.53
39% Off
HD DA 15mm F4 Ltd. (Silver)
User | In-Depth

HD DA 21mm F3.2 Ltd.

Buy: B&H | Adorama $362.37

$646.95 $354.90
46% Off
HD DA 21mm F3.2 Ltd.
User | In-Depth

HD DA 21mm F3.2 Ltd. (Silver)

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$646.95 $379.00
42% Off
HD DA 21mm F3.2 Ltd. (Silver)
User | In-Depth

FA 31mm F1.8 Ltd.

Buy: B&H | Adorama $779.95

$1296.95 $749.95
43% Off
FA 31mm F1.8 Ltd.
User | In-Depth

DA 35mm F2.4

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$216.95 $107.74
51% Off
DA 35mm F2.4
User | In-Depth

HD DA 35mm F2.8 Ltd. Macro

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$746.95 $429.95
43% Off
HD DA 35mm F2.8 Ltd. Macro
User | In-Depth

HD DA 35mm F2.8 Ltd. Macro (Silver)

Buy: B&H | Adorama $395.99

$746.95 $387.87
49% Off
HD DA 35mm F2.8 Ltd. Macro (Silver)
User | In-Depth

DA 40mm F2.8 XS

Buy: Adorama

$246.95 $129.95
48% Off
DA 40mm F2.8 XS
User | In-Depth

HD DA 40mm F2.8 Ltd.

Buy: B&H | Adorama $289.99

$596.95 $279.31
54% Off
HD DA 40mm F2.8 Ltd.
User | In-Depth

HD DA 40mm F2.8 Ltd. (Silver)

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$596.95 $274.99
54% Off
HD DA 40mm F2.8 Ltd. (Silver)
User | In-Depth

FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd.

Buy: B&H | Adorama $467.26

$746.95 $457.68
39% Off
FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd.
User | In-Depth

FA 50mm F1.4

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$446.95 $274.14
39% Off
FA 50mm F1.4
User | In-Depth

DA 50mm F1.8

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$246.95 $90.90
64% Off
DA 50mm F1.8
User | In-Depth

D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro

Buy: B&H | Adorama $299.95

$596.95 $263.00
56% Off
D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro
User | In-Depth

DA* 55mm F1.4

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$796.95 $599.95
25% Off
DA* 55mm F1.4
User | In-Depth

HD DA 70mm F2.4 Ltd.

Buy: B&H | Adorama $459.95

$746.95 $394.92
48% Off
HD DA 70mm F2.4 Ltd.
User | In-Depth

HD DA 70mm F2.4 Ltd. (Silver)

Buy: B&H | Adorama $372.20

$746.95 $362.41
52% Off
HD DA 70mm F2.4 Ltd. (Silver)
User | In-Depth

FA 77mm F1.8 Ltd.

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$1046.95 $749.00
29% Off
FA 77mm F1.8 Ltd.
User | In-Depth

D FA 100mm F2.8 WR Macro

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$846.95 $342.82
60% Off
D FA 100mm F2.8 WR Macro
User | In-Depth

DA* 200mm F2.8

Buy: B&H | Adorama $799.00

$1196.95 $725.99
40% Off
DA* 200mm F2.8
User | In-Depth

DA* 300mm F4

Buy: B&H | Adorama $871.61

$1396.95 $853.74
39% Off
DA* 300mm F4
User | In-Depth

DA 560mm F5.6 AW

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$6996.95 $4996.95
29% Off
DA 560mm F5.6 AW
User | In-Depth

Deals on Genuine Pentax Zoom Lenses

Lens Name
Regular
Sale Price
Reviews

DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fisheye

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$646.95 $304.85
53% Off
DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fisheye
User | In-Depth

DA* 16-50mm F2.8

Buy: B&H | Adorama $699.00

$1296.95 $683.95
48% Off
DA* 16-50mm F2.8
User | In-Depth

DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 WR

Buy: B&H | Adorama $474.88

$746.95 $446.95
41% Off
DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 WR
User | In-Depth

DA 17-70mm F4

Buy: B&H | Adorama $399.95

$596.95 $349.95
42% Off
DA 17-70mm F4
User | In-Depth

DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 WR

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$196.95 $147.89
25% Off
DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 WR
User | In-Depth

DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$796.95 $410.87
49% Off
DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3
User | In-Depth

HD DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Ltd. WR

Buy: B&H | Adorama $649.95

$996.95 $562.96
44% Off
HD DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Ltd. WR
User | In-Depth

HD DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Ltd. WR (Silver)

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$996.95 $629.95
37% Off
HD DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Ltd. WR (Silver)
User | In-Depth

DA* 50-135mm F2.8

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$1396.95 $732.00
48% Off
DA* 50-135mm F2.8
User | In-Depth

HD DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 WR

Buy: B&H | Adorama $269.95

$446.95 $269.78
40% Off
HD DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 WR
User | In-Depth

DA* 60-250mm F4

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$1396.95 $832.57
41% Off
DA* 60-250mm F4
User | In-Depth

D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 AW

Buy: B&H | Adorama

$2496.95 $1760.11
30% Off
D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 AW
User | In-Depth

Top Pentax Lens Deals - Mid January, 2016

By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Jan 11, 2016

The New Year welcomes many great Pentax lens prices at B&H Photo.  The most attractive offers are summarized in the table below; a full list of this week's camera and lens prices at B&H and Adorama can be found on the forum.

30+% Off MSRP
40+% Off MSRP
50+% Off MSRP

Deals on Genuine Pentax Prime Lenses

Lens Name
Regular
Sale Price
Reviews

DA 14mm F2.8

Buy: B&H

$946.95 $518.64
46% Off
DA 14mm F2.8
User | In-Depth

HD DA 15mm F4 Ltd. (Silver)

Buy: B&H

$646.95 $408.91
37% Off
HD DA 15mm F4 Ltd. (Silver)
User | In-Depth

HD DA 21mm F3.2 Ltd.

Buy: B&H

$646.95 $362.37
44% Off
HD DA 21mm F3.2 Ltd.
User | In-Depth

HD DA 21mm F3.2 Ltd. (Silver)

Buy: B&H

$646.95 $379.00
42% Off
HD DA 21mm F3.2 Ltd. (Silver)
User | In-Depth

FA 31mm F1.8 Ltd.

Buy: B&H

$1296.95 $779.95
40% Off
FA 31mm F1.8 Ltd.
User | In-Depth

DA 35mm F2.4

Buy: B&H | Adorama $109.90

$216.95 $107.74
51% Off
DA 35mm F2.4
User | In-Depth

HD DA 35mm F2.8 Ltd. Macro

Buy: B&H

$746.95 $429.95
43% Off
HD DA 35mm F2.8 Ltd. Macro
User | In-Depth

HD DA 35mm F2.8 Ltd. Macro (Silver)

Buy: B&H

$746.95 $395.99
47% Off
HD DA 35mm F2.8 Ltd. Macro (Silver)
User | In-Depth

HD DA 40mm F2.8 Ltd.

Buy: B&H

$596.95 $290.00
52% Off
HD DA 40mm F2.8 Ltd.
User | In-Depth

HD DA 40mm F2.8 Ltd. (Silver)

Buy: B&H

$596.95 $274.99
54% Off
HD DA 40mm F2.8 Ltd. (Silver)
User | In-Depth

FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd.

Buy: B&H

$746.95 $467.26
38% Off
FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd.
User | In-Depth

DA 50mm F1.8

Buy: B&H

$246.95 $90.90
64% Off
DA 50mm F1.8
User | In-Depth

HD DA 70mm F2.4 Ltd. (Silver)

Buy: B&H

$746.95 $372.20
51% Off
HD DA 70mm F2.4 Ltd. (Silver)
User | In-Depth

FA 77mm F1.8 Ltd.

Buy: B&H

$1046.95 $749.00
29% Off
FA 77mm F1.8 Ltd.
User | In-Depth

D FA 100mm F2.8 WR Macro

Buy: B&H | Adorama $359.57

$846.95 $350.00
59% Off
D FA 100mm F2.8 WR Macro
User | In-Depth

DA* 200mm F2.8

Buy: B&H

$1196.95 $832.57
31% Off
DA* 200mm F2.8
User | In-Depth

DA* 300mm F4

Buy: B&H

$1396.95 $871.61
38% Off
DA* 300mm F4
User | In-Depth

Deals on Genuine Pentax Zoom Lenses

Lens Name
Regular
Sale Price
Reviews

DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fisheye

Buy: B&H

$646.95 $304.85
53% Off
DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fisheye
User | In-Depth

DA* 16-50mm F2.8

Buy: B&H

$1296.95 $699.95
47% Off
DA* 16-50mm F2.8
User | In-Depth

DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 WR

Buy: B&H

$746.95 $484.82
36% Off
DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 WR
User | In-Depth

DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3

Buy: B&H

$796.95 $410.87
49% Off
DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3
User | In-Depth

HD DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Ltd. WR

Buy: B&H

$996.95 $592.34
41% Off
HD DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Ltd. WR
User | In-Depth

DA* 50-135mm F2.8

Buy: B&H

$1396.95 $732.00
48% Off
DA* 50-135mm F2.8
User | In-Depth

HD DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 WR

Buy: B&H

$446.95 $275.82
39% Off
HD DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 WR
User | In-Depth

DA* 60-250mm F4

Buy: B&H

$1396.95 $849.94
40% Off
DA* 60-250mm F4
User | In-Depth

D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 AW

Buy: B&H

$2496.95 $1796.95
29% Off
D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 AW
User | In-Depth



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