The official PentaxForums.com T-shirts for 2013 are finally here! Use the order form below to get your orders in, or read on for more details about the shirts! All orders will be processed by forum member SlickYamaha, and if you wish to order more than 2 shirts, please contact him via PM for bulk pricing.
If you order two or more shirts, you will get free Marketplace access on our forum. $5 of each shirt sale will be donated to the forum.
All shirts are made of high-quality material by Gildan. This year, you have three fantastic designs to choose from, all designed by our forum members:
2013 T-Shirt Order Form
Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting additional shirt orders. Stay tuned for our 2014 shirt next year!
The time has come for us to select the design to use for the 2013 PentaxForums.com T-shirt!
We launched a design contest a couple of weeks ago, and we now have 99 user-submitted designs which could potentially be used for the shirt. Please help us out by voting for your favorite designs!
The poll will close on or just before April 1st, and at that point, the staff will name one of the top 10 shirts the winner! The shirts will go on sale shortly thereafter, and the author of the design will receive a Pentax 70mm lens. Good luck to all who entered the contest!
Forum member Heie has just posted a giveaway photo contest where you could win his storied copy of the SMC DA* 16-50mm F2.8 lens! Essentially, this is a contest where photo or video submissions must accompany a written portion.
Unable to just sell it off, Heie decided to give it away in this format because of all the history they shared together. In his words, his DA* 16-50 "has come running with me. It has been rock climbing with me. It has shivered under countless showers. It has been entirely submerged under the talcum-like contents of an Afghan sandbag. It has deployed to Afghanistan for an entire twelve months. It has taken part in combat operations in Afghanistan. It has seen and captured the tears of Afghan schoolboys being handed humanitarian aid in the form of backpacks, school supplies, and Beanie Babies. It has honed its aperture to the emotional crumbling of warriors during a memorial for their fallen brethren. It has shot true despite tears making the viewfinder blind to what lay through the other side. It has witnessed the withering light that is the hope of some of Afghanistan's own weathered and tired veterans of wars lasting lifetimes. It has survived the Kepler and Rakiura Tracks of New Zealand, as well as her fiords' waterfalls from being forced to go directly under them."
We expect to see some great submissions for such a prize, and we hope to see yours too!
Click here to the contest page for more details or to submit your entry!
After a week of voting and a couple of months of homepage postings, we're happy to announce the winners our 2-million post Pentax K-30 giveaway. We'd like to congratulate forum members gnarelsek (1st place), Itzik (2nd place), athlantar (3rd place), and socrier, krp, ewig, sugantabanjeri, and northcoastgreg (4th place). Below are their articles, for your enjoyment (click on any thumbnail to read on):
Want to win a Pentax DA 70mm F2.4 Limited lens ($700 value)? Then head on over to our Forum T-Shirt Design Contest and submit a shirt design. If your design gets chosen, we'll send you the lens- it's that easy!
But hurry, because this contest ends on March 14th. Good luck! Open to members worldwide.
Today and tomorrow is World Pentax Day, so don't forget to go out and shoot if you get a chance! Then, upload your favorite photos to the World Pentax Day event gallery, and together, we'll paint a picture of what the world looked like this weekend! Here are some handy links to get you started if you are unfamiliar with the event:
- World Pentax Day Info and Overview
- Direct Upload Link
- Feb 23-24 Event Details
- World Pentax Day Gallery
- Q&A Thread
Remember, everyone is welcome to participate. Happy shooting! This year, we will be giving away 3 lenses to 3 lucky participants, so don't miss out!
Today we have some exciting news for our US- and UK-based users! This year, Pentax representatives will be getting directly involved in the World Pentax Day (weekend) event, and the details are found below. Also, don't forget to Like our Facebook page for the latest updates about the World Pentax Day event!
Denver, Colorado, USA:
To celebrate World Pentax Day, a few Pentax reps will be at the Denver Zoo with a tent, some promo items and Pentax products (camera bodies and lenses) available for check-out and use. Details and RSVP
To learn more about World Pentax Day (an event open to all members), please visit the official event announcement or RSVP on Facebook. Remember that PentaxForums.com will also be giving away a Pentax 50mm to three lucky participants!
The next World Pentax Day (WPD) is actually going to be a World Pentax Weekend and it will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 23rd thru February 24th, 2013. This is our thirteenth installment of the WPD and we hope to see as many members as possible partake in the event!
If you've never participated before, World Pentax Day is an event open to everyone in which you simply go out and shoot, and then post your favorite photos in the special event gallery. Thus, as community we will create a snapshot of what the world looked like during that day.
We encourage you to get together with your photo friends or local photo club and use this day as an excuse to go out and put your camera to good use, especially if this will be your first WPD.
We will also be giving away some nice manual Pentax lenses to three lucky particpants of WPD (winners will be drawn randomly)!
The rules of the event are simple! The photos you upload must:
- Be taken with a Pentax camera (or a rebadged clone)
- Be taken on February 23rd or 24th, 2013 in your timezone
Starting on February 23rd you will be able to upload up to 5 of your favorite photos to the event gallery, which is linked below.
The link above will go live on the 23rd, and the gallery will remain open through March 12th. Once again, only photos taken on 2/23/2013 or 2/24/2013 may be uploaded to this gallery.