We're happy to announce that the next (11th) installment of World Pentax Day will take place on Saturday, February 4th, 2012, all day, in your local timezone.
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, in just one day our community can paint a snapshot of what the world looks like through the lenses of Pentax cameras for all our members to enjoy!
The rules are simple! The photos you upload must:
- Be taken with a Pentax camera (or a rebadged clone)
- Be taken on February 4th, 2012 in your timezone
- Have a filesize no larger than 1Mb* (there are no constraints on resolution)
Once the gallery opens, you will be able to click here to upload. We ask that you don't upload more than 5 photos. If you don't already have a PentaxForums.com account, please create one so that you can participate- it's free!
Our last world Pentax day event was held during June of last year, and it saw over 2,500 submissions. Let's beat that this year! Click here to browse last year's gallery. If you are a Facebook user, we invite you to RSVP on Facebook. If not, you can still follow the event on our event calendar and request an e-mail event reminder.
This year, we will be creating a special World Pentax Day Book- read on for details!
We are happy to officially launch our PentaxForums.com 2011 Holiday Giveaway, sponsored by B&H photo, featuring over $1000 in prizes for 8 winners! Through this event, we want to make your holiday photo gear wishes come true!
In order to enter, you will first tell us what piece of Pentax or photo-related equipment is at the top of your personal wishlist. Then, you will write an informative article (a how-to or a guide) about something photographic that you are experienced with. If you come in first place, we will do our best to buy you the item you told us about!
We will accept article submissions through the end of January, 2012. Then, our judges will select the top submissions and showcase them on our homepage. The most informative and most interesting article will be the grand prize winner (minimum $500 value), and the next 7 top articles will win B&H gift cards of varying amounts ($150-$50). We will collect feedback on the posts from the community prior to announcing the winners.
In other words: if you write something that others really like and that others will enjoy reading, you'll greatly increase your chances of winning! Be sure that your article is relevant for the general PentaxForums.com membership. We hope that you will not only enjoy the prizes from this event, but also enjoy writing the blog post!
Click the button below to get started! For your convenience, we are providing a visual post editor as well as a file uploader which you can use to make your post. Some examples of what we are looking for are found on the page linked below.
Last week, we asked users on our Facebook page what was the the top of their wishlists. After getting dozens of responses, here's what they wanted most:
- A Pentax K-5 (by a huge margin)
- A FA 31mm Limited lens
- A Pentax 645D (keep on dreaming, guys)
- A FA 77mm Limited lens
- See more on our Facebook page
PentaxForums.com is proud to announce its largest giveaway competition to date, sponsored by the New York superstore B&H Photo. Participate for a chance to make your holiday gear wishes come true!
The event starts next Monday, November 14th, and will continue through the holiday season and end on January 31st, 2012. For this giveaway, each participant will indicate the top item on his or her holiday wishlist (it can be anything photographic, including Pentax gear).
The grand prize will be very unique: we will help fulfill your holiday wishes by getting you the top item on your wishlist, or paying for part of it (if your wish is too great for Santa to handle)! There will also be 7 other cash prizes, sent to you as B&H gift cards: $150 for second place, $100 for third place, and $50 for each of the runners-up (a total of 5 fourth-place winners). If you wanted to see a Pentax camera or lens underneath your Christmas tree, we can help make that happen! A K-5, DA* 50-135mm, or Sigma 85mm F1.4 would all be reasonable things to wish for...! Already know what you would like? Share it on our Facebook page!
In total, there will be over $1000 in prizes!
Pentax exhibits at what is touted as the hottest industry event for photographers and image-makers, PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, arranged by PDN. The expo takes place in New York City from October 27 to October 29. You will find Pentax in booth number 1101. It shall be interesting to see if Ricoh products will be featured side by side with Pentax products now that Ricoh has acquired Pentax.
This event is not just an equipment expo, but also features more than 100 seminars and hands-on labs.
This year PDN has joined forces with WPPI and presents an entire expo dedicated to wedding and portrait photography, making PhotoPlus Expo even better.
We're happy to announce the winners of our "5th Birthday Giveaway" secondary event, in which our users posted festive Pentax-related photos or drawings. Winners of the main event have been announced on the forum, and all prizes have been shipped as of September 30th. Congratulations to the winners! We look forward to hosting a similar giveaway event in the near future, so stay tuned to the homepage!
We would like to remind everyone that our 5th Birthday Giveaway starts tomorrow!
All the details can be found in the giveaway forum. Log on tomorrow between 11am and 12noon for a chance to win one of 5 remotes, and stick around for the rest of the week for a chance to win one of 53 other prizes! Good luck to everyone.