Permanent $1500 savings
By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Nov 2, 2015
As of November 1st, the US retail price of the Pentax 645Z has been permanently dropped by $1500. This marks the first price drop for the camera beyond temporary instant rebates. The cost of Pentax 51-megapixel medium format flagship thus falls to around $6999, which makes it an even more competitive offering for photographers who require top-tier image quality.
Authorized Pentax retailers such as B&H Photo and Adorama offer free expedited shipping and 4% back in gift card rewards with the purchase of a 645Z. Three-year Pentax warranty programs (which include loaner equipment) are available starting at $849.
Learn all about the camera in our in-depth Pentax 645Z review.
All-time low price on Pentax's medium format flagship
By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Oct 22, 2015
As a special for the PhotoPlus show (currently going on at the Javits Center in NYC), the Pentax 645Z has been made available for a record-low price of $6995 following a $1500 instant rebate. In addition, the D FA 55mm F2.8 lens is available for half off when bundled with the camera.
645Z Body Only ($6995, $1500 off)
645Z Body + 55mm Lens ($7592, $2100 off)
These prices will expire at the end of the day on October 24th, following the end of the show.
Learn more about the acclaimed Pentax 645Z in our in-depth review.
Very low prices on two popular lenses
By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Oct 20, 2015
This weeks brings some exciting US deals on two popular Pentax primes! The SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 is selling for just $99.99 at B&H Photo, while the HD Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited is $299.99 at Adorama. These prices are 50 to 60% off MSRP and about $20 lower than last week.
The HD version of the DA 40mm limited features rounded aperture blades, better resistance to ghosting and flare, and a redesigned metal barrel featuring a red ring. Read all about it our HD 40mm in-depth review.
If you're looking to add a prime lens to your kit for portraits or just everyday shots, the DA 50mm is an excellent choice to get you started. It is affordable without making sacrifices in terms of image quality, and its fast aperture opens up new creative possibilities not easily attainable with the 18-55mm kit lens.
While both these lenses are marketed as "APS-C only", community tests suggest that both can be used on full-frame cameras.
After a long break, great savings are back!
By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Oct 7, 2015
After a long holiday break, the big NYC-based Pentax retailers have now re-opened for business, both online and locally. At the same time, new prices have been posted for dozens of Pentax lenses. This results in great savings for the Pentax community!
The amazing Pentax K-3 deal also continues at Adorama: for just $649, you can get the camera along with a free 50mm lens and flash. The GR II has dropped to $575.51 at B&H and the K-S1 can be had for just $289.00.
Refer to the table below for the complete list of prices, updated as of October 8th. Note that prices are subject to change daily.
Free 50mm lens and flash included
By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Sep 17, 2015
Adorama has just launched an exciting deal on the Pentax K-3! Get the acclaimed K-3 body for $100 off ($649.00 total) along with a free DA 50mm F1.8 lens, Pentax flash, and expedited shipping (within the US). On top of this, you'll receive 4% back in gift card rewards. The value of the lens and flash is over $150, which yields a sub-$500 price tag on the camera— a first at a US authorized dealer.
With the best image quality and ergonomics in the current Pentax K-mount lineup, the K-3 is an excellent upgrade path for users of olders bodies such as the K-5, K-7, and K20D. It's also a significant step up from mid-range/entry-level DSLRs like the K-50 and K-30. Learn more about it in our Pentax K-3 Review.