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Win a Pentax DA 50mm F1.8 Lens!

Special raffle by Red River Paper · 11-01-2012 · By PF Staff in Pentax Events

Our friends at Red River Paper, who sponsor prizes for our official photo contests each month, have decided to give away a Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 lens just for users of! This giveaway is a simple raffle.  To enter the drawing, fill out the form on this page:

Anyone who enters will also receive free shipping on their first order from Red River Paper. This giveaway is open to members worldwide. Good luck!

To learn more about the Pentax DA 50mm F1.8 lens, check out our 50mm lens shootout.

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zligri [Delete] Nov 14th, 2012 2:43PM

I bought k200d with 18-55mm 4 years ago. This would be nice upgrade :)

ufon007 [Delete] Nov 13th, 2012 9:49AM

@mrNewt - agree ;-)
@Or any of wifi spots via your mobile? But I got your point.

GL to everyone tomorrow!

mrNewt [Delete] Nov 12th, 2012 10:36AM

@tessfully - Have one of you enter using a friend's computer or using work computer ;).

tessfully [Delete] Nov 12th, 2012 10:17AM

Very Nice Lens, and I did enter the draw! But, I have a problem with the rules of the comp.

Two of us live under the same I.P. address. We are both hard core pentax users and forum members. But with the I.P. restricted to only one entry, one of us is out in the cold!

Is there a way around that?


Tamaguramo [Delete] Nov 9th, 2012 9:06AM

Strong, stylish and SHORT :) - it is ideal for my Pentax K-01! Thank Red River Paper for help and this chance!

ufon007 [Delete] Nov 7th, 2012 9:40AM

After studying the lens I can just say... I WANT IT SOOOO MUCH. ;-)

But GL to everyone! As it will definitely make happy anyone of us :-D

Sten [Delete] Nov 6th, 2012 7:24AM

Thank you for this chance to get a fine new lens for my Pentax K-5!

SpartanD63 [Delete] Nov 5th, 2012 6:38PM

I don't have a Pentax DSLR *yet* but seeing as I now have my mind (and heart) set on Pentax, this would be a great thing to win!

Good luck everyone!

ProAudio [Delete] Nov 3rd, 2012 5:38PM

It sure would be nice to add this to my photography toolbox!

Zydeco Man [Delete] Nov 3rd, 2012 1:48PM

Looks nice. Like everyone else, I'm hoping to be the winner. :)

dizon_dx [Delete] Nov 3rd, 2012 7:40AM

I badly want this :( I really want to have my first prime and this is what I'm dreaming of for the past months. Hope I get this. This would be a great birthday gift for me and a Christmas gift as well :D.

Pedrodelta [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 3:38PM

I need this lens cos I'm broke and it will help to calm my LBA dt's....

SuperD [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 3:18PM

This lens is exactly what I am looking to add to my kit! Couldn't timing of this give-away be any better!

pentaxior [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 1:53PM

Once I choosed for Vivitar, is not allways the best I had. I now keep my eyes only at Pentax, having almost 30 lenses and six camera’s. When equal to 50mm f1.7 this 50mm lens can do a nice job, is very sharp, transparant and perfect colourrendering and no CA, as seen by me. But remember, giving name and email address is a source to receive mail, wanted or unwanted.

sglj3 [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 11:47AM

I need this for indoor volleyball!

dadams1 [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 11:26AM

This lens would be the perfect fit for a step-up camera!

DMXpenka5 [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 10:22AM

My birthday on 28th and I'm located in Nord Africa, will be right on time!
Sorry JPOWERSRRT, I found ist too stress for you... ;-D

The Foto Guy [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 10:03AM

It would be a nice upgrade from my SMC Pentax-A 50mm F2 lens that I've had for years and still works great.

jpowersrrt [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 8:10AM

My birthday is on the 11th and that would make for a great gift - jack

manishved [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 7:36AM

Cool lens...

ufon007 [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 7:08AM

This looks great!
I wish I would stick to original lenses instead of those SIGMA which I have now..

johnnyfrog [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 6:55AM

Can this compare with A-50mm F/1.7 ?

astrosat2006 [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 5:45AM

I like this lens, fast and AF, this is the best lens beside mine, "Pentax smc M-1.7"

bjude [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 3:39AM

Just what I need for better pics.

Lopesfc [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 3:32AM

This will fit well in my K10

mekitties [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 1:47AM

What a great giveaway! Would love to have this lens!

v3lv3t_r0s3 [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 1:40AM

A portrait/low light lens is what I need right now ... I want it so much!!!

Ben E [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 12:42AM

Entered! Thanks!

divarak [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 12:32AM

I hope I could win it!! I don´t have a 50mm lens! ^_^

lucachef [Delete] Nov 2nd, 2012 12:22AM

An extra prime lens 50mm is a plus with two pentax bodies.

Salagubang [Delete] Nov 1st, 2012 10:30PM


jtb04a [Delete] Nov 1st, 2012 9:13PM

I've already got the FA 50mm 1.4, but hey, why not enter!

unicorn [Delete] Nov 1st, 2012 9:10PM

Very nice! Thanks a lot Red River Paper and PentaxForums, that is very cool. and for DA 50, it is a very good lens.

aussiegal [Delete] Nov 1st, 2012 8:57PM

This would be a great lens for the new K-5 I want to purchase to replace my older Pentax.

cwing [Delete] Nov 1st, 2012 8:09PM

Nice thanks for the raffle!

RParks [Delete] Nov 1st, 2012 7:25PM

Thanks Red River papers--I use your papers to print the images I take with my K-5. with this lens the images would be really great.

Lea Jones [Delete] Nov 1st, 2012 7:20PM

this would be lovely. I am just about to get a k-5 and would love this lense.

foto guy [Delete] Nov 1st, 2012 11:30AM

I contacted Red River and Drew told me the free shipping discount is good 'til 11-20-12. Nice guy, good sense of humor.

LeRolls [Delete] Nov 1st, 2012 9:58AM

Very nice! Was just looking this lens up yesterday. Would go nicely on my white K-01.

Alizarine [Delete] Nov 1st, 2012 9:23AM

Now that's so cool! Thanks Red River Paper and PentaxForums!

mrNewt [Delete] Nov 1st, 2012 7:57AM

This will be nice ... thanks! :)

yen800 [Delete] Nov 1st, 2012 5:41AM

Details: One winner will be chosen from all valid entries on November 5, 2012. Once entry per person. Multiple entries from a single IP or email address will not be counted. The winner will be contacted via email on October 6, 2012 and announced on the Pentax Forums.

contacted via e-mail on October 6, 2012? is that some error right there?

foto guy [Delete] Nov 1st, 2012 5:31AM

Nice of them to offer this giveaway.
However, the free shipping discount expires 10-20-12. I hope they're planning to extend that, as I don't have access to a time machine. ;)

Adam [Delete] Nov 1st, 2012 1:21AM

Anyone can enter as far as I'm aware :)

NKK [Delete] Nov 1st, 2012 1:02AM

Is this US only?