In our first full-length review of a Pentax point-and-shoot, we take a look at the new Pentax WG-3 and WG-3 GPS, the latest members of Pentax's waterproof camera lineup. These new cameras are built to be "adventureproof", and for that reason, they have received improved waterproofing and better shock resistance on top of their rugged designs. To be the outdoor photographer's perfect companion, the WG-3 GPS has even received handy features such as an electronic compass and pressure sensor.
If you're looking for an underwater camera or a camera that can be taken just about anywhere, then the WG-3/WG-3 GPS may be right for you! Pentax is currently offering a $50 instant rebate on both cameras, meaning that you can buy the WG-3 for just $249, or the WG-3 GPS for $299.
Today we're happy to be bringing you our in-depth review of the Pentax 10-17mm fisheye zoom, which is the widest lens in the current Pentax lineup. At the wide end, it offers a diagonal field of view of 180 degrees, which makes it an excellent choice for photographing interiors (i.e. houses, cars, or boats) as well as landscapes. As it is a fisheye lens, it produces pronounced geometric distortion in the corners, which leads to a interesting artistics.
In the US, the 10-17mm fisheye is currently available for $529, and unlike many other lenses, its price does not seem to fluctuate much.
We are now only two lenses short (DA* 200mm and DA* 60-250mm) of having in-depth reviews of the entire (current) Pentax lens lineup! To read our other reviews, please visit the in-depth lens review index.
We expect to publish our review of the DA* 60-250mm later this month, and the DA* 200mm review shortly afterward. After these are posted, we will focus on improving reviews that were posted in 2010 and 2011, reviewing Sigma lenses, and reviewing various interesting cameras by other manufacturers.
Today we're happy to present our in-depth review of Pentax's longest, most expensive, and most recent lens: the HD Pentax 560mm ED AW. Even though this lens currently retails for just under $7000, we find it to deliver excellent image quality and a host of great features, and thus it would be a great choice for wildlife or bird photographers.
Today we're happy to present our review of the "Pentax Adapter Q for K-mount Lenses", which is in our opinion an essential accessory for all Pentax Q owners, and also the best thing to happen to the Q system since its launched.
This handy adapter allows the use of Pentax K-mount (D)SLR lenses on the Q. Read the review here!
To learn more about the Pentax Q, visit the Pentax Q forum.
Just a few weeks ago, the Pentax MX-1 hit the shelves in the US. This enthusiast compact camera is currently available for $499.
Today we're happy to be bringing you our in-depth review of this camera, which is our most thorough evaluation of a compact camera to date. How does the MX-1 hold up against the competition? Read the review to find out!
Today we're happy to share with you a review of a brand new, cool laser trigger device that aims to introduce you to the possibilities opened up by using a laser trigger for your photography! The review provides an initial evaluation of the Cactus LV5 laser trigger. A laser trigger is a piece of equipment that triggers your camera's shutter when an object obstructs the laser beam, allowing you to capture capture action right as it happens. We hope you enjoy the review!
While it may be long overdue, today we're happy to present you with our in-depth review of the Pentax DA* 50-135mm F2.8 lens, which is a premium short-to-medium telephoto zoom featuring weather sealing, silent focusing, and internal zooming. In our review we evaluate all aspects of the lens, with a rather exhaustive evaluation of its optical performance. We hope you enjoy the review!
The HD Pentax 560mm F5.6 ED AW DC ($6999) super telephoto lens started shipping in the US just last week, and we are now in posession what we believe to be one of the first production examples of this lens. Today we have for you an unboxing video:
We will be posting some more first impressions later this week, so please stay tuned! This upcoming post will discuss things such as autofocus speed, general handling, and full-frame compatibility.
We have been told that this lens is designed for bird shooters who want to hand-hold their setup in the field. So far, it seems to us that Pentax has done a good job of ensuring good handling based on the lens's easy-to-hold barrel, and by supplying a case that can be used in the field as opposed to a metal monstrosity.