An early Black Friday deal
By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Nov 12, 2016
Black Friday is early this year for the SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 lens— a short tele prime that's perfect for portraits and low-light photography. The lens is currently selling at a record low price of just $76.95 on Amazon.com as well as B&H Photo (as of a few hours ago).
This sale price represents a considerable savings compared to the normal price of $116, and it's $13 below the previous sale price of $89, which was already lower than last year's "Black Friday" price in the US.
This fast fifty is an excellent choice as a second lens if you're currently only shooting with a kit zoom. The video below illustrates some of the possibilities that a fast prime opens up:
Learn more about the lens in our in-depth review. This lens is designed for APS-C cameras.
Save on the 5 pro lenses!
By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Nov 11, 2016
In a surprise move, Amazon USA has just posted unprecedented deals on four Pentax D FA series full-frame zooms. We've also gotten a nice deal on the already-affordable DA 50mm prime lens.
|Lens Name||Sale Price||Savings||Regular Price|
|D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 WR
|D FA 24-70mm F2.8 WR
|D FA 15-30mm F2.8 WR
|D FA* 70-200mm F2.8
|DA 50mm F1.8
All five sale prices are the lowest we've seen at an authorized dealer this whole year. These lenses are shipped and sold by Amazon.com and thus include the full USA warranty as well as free Prime shipping.
Note: some of these deals have already sold out. Lenses can still be back-ordered at the lower price; click on the "other sellers" link on the pages above and select Amazon.com from the list of merchants.
We do not know how long these deals will last; they are currently not available at other major Pentax retailers in the US but this is subject to change. Please follow our deals page for the latest updates.
A $279 savings value
By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Oct 31, 2016
The APS-C flagship Pentax K-3 II is currently available with a free Pentax D-BG5 battery grip at select US retailers. Valued at $279, the free item makes the effective cost of the body just $620— the lowest we've seen to date.
The Ricoh's own Pentax web store currently sells the K-3 II for $849, but does not offer a free grip.
Details on if and when this deal will expire are not currently known.
Learn more about this camera in our Pentax K-3 II review.
Save on the pocketable pro compact camera
By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Oct 30, 2016
After a long summer without any significant Pentax or Ricoh camera rebates, we have finally spotted a great deal on the Ricoh GR II! After selling between $679 and $699 for the past several months, the GR II is now available for around $599 at US authorized dealers.
Prices are current as of October 29th and are subject to change.
The Ricoh GR II and the GR that came before it are truly pocketable "pro" compacts with a 16-megapixel APS-C sensor and a 18mm F2.8 lens. They are packed with advanced features and customizability, and continue to see regular feature-enhancing firmware updates.
By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Oct 20, 2016
The PhotoPlus Expo kicks off later today in NYC, and you can expect us to cover the Pentax booth once we hit the show floor. In the mean time, B&H Photo has posted a handful of attractive offers on Pentax K-mount lenses and other popular photo items.
The deals listed below require the coupon code PPEBH16 at checkout, which should automatically be applied via the links below:
- Adobe Photoshop CC - One Year Prepaid Access - $99 ($20 off)
- DataColor Spyder5Pro Monitor Calibration Tool - $129 ($50 off)
- Rokinon 135mm F2.0 Lens for Pentax - $449 ($50 off)
- Sigma 35mm F1.4 "Art" Lens for Pentax - $849 ($50 off)
- Pentax 645 DA and FA Lenses - up to $500 off
You can also browse more deals on accessories and gear from other brands.
We have not seen any significant changes in pricing on genuine Pentax K-mount lenses or cameras, though the Pentax K-3 II is currently available with a free D-BG5 battery grip.
The Photoshop CC offer requires a US billing address. All other deals are available to international customers. Note that B&H will not process any new orders until October 26th, but these deals may expire on October 22nd, which marks the end of the show.