Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 2019

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Dec 25, 2019

As 2019 slowly comes to an end, we'd like to wish all of our members Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas!

We are giving away a little present this year: post in the Christmas giveaway thread within the next 24 hours for a chance to win a PF T-shirt of your choice.

We have three other exciting events currently live with big prizes:

Please stay tuned for a look back at what Pentax and Ricoh brought us in 2019.  In the mean time, there's plenty of time to enter in our celebratory giveaways and contests, so be sure not to miss out!

Pentax Forums December Giveaway Starts Today

Win the upcoming Pentax flagship DSLR and more

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Dec 1, 2019

The third and final phase of our massive giveaway is now live. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pentax, we are giving away Pentax cameras and other prizes through three different events on the forum.  This month, you can win the upcoming Pentax flagship DSLR in the grand prize raffle!

To participate, head over to the forum and look for the message at the top of the page for more details.  Create a forum account if you don't already have one.

Each phase will consist of three events: (1) a general raffle, with only one entry available to each user each phase, (2) a grand prize raffle in which you get more entries based on your monthly posting acitivity, and (3) an open-themed photo contest similar to, and in place of, our usual monthly photo contests. Entering the raffles is as simple as making a single post in each raffle thread, once you are eligible.

Giveaway Timeline

Cutoffs are at midnight, GMT - 8, on the respective day.

Prize Overview

The table below summarizes the top prizes that will be available through this giveaway.

Phase 1
October
Phase 2
November
Phase 3
December/January
Grand Prize Raffle DA* 11-18mm F2.8 lens
D FA* 50mm F1.4 lens
Pentax KP New Pentax APS-C Flagship
General Raffle Takumar 50mm F1.4 lens
M 50mm F1.4 lens
A 50mm F1.7 lens
DA 55-300mm PLM
Theta SC
Pentax Spotmatic
Pentax Super Program
Photo Contest Ricoh GR III
Theta V
Pentax LX
Pentax MZ-S
Pentax K-70

In addition, each event will feature a number of runner-up prizes, such as Pentax Forums T-shirts, account upgrades, and "100 years of Pentax" commemorative accessories.

We'd like to wish everyone the best of luck, and we'd like to congratulate those who have won thus far!

Pentax 100th Anniversary Celebration in Tokyo

Video from Ricoh's headquarters

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Nov 26, 2019

Visual journalist and forum member Albert Siegel recently uploaded a Youtube video from Ricoh's Tokyo headquarters, where the company held a celebration marking 100 years of Pentax history.

The video was originally filmed at the end of September, but it was requested not to be shown until now as to not spoil the surprises at upcoming events. So here it is now for your viewing pleasure.

2019 Pentax Forums T-shirts Now Available

Be the first to order and receive a discount!

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Oct 29, 2019

We are happy to announce the immediate availability of the 2019 Pentax Forums T-shirts, featuring the top four new designs recently chosen by the community!

This year, we have further reduced shirt costs at our shirt printer compared to last year's sale.  Moreover, if you order by November 6th and use the coupon code NEWSHIRT19 at checkout, you can save an additional 10%.

All shirts are in a single storefront this year, and they are available in standard, womens', and long-sleeve variants and a variety of different color options.

Shirts will be printed every three days to minimize delivery times. Teespring guarantees your satisfaction with each shirt. If you are not happy, or if a shirt doesn't fit as expected, please contact Teespring and they will take are of the issue.

Your Location
Shirt Cost (USD)
Shipping Rate (per shirt design)
Printing Location
US $18.99 USD - standard
$18.99 USD - womens'

plus tax
$3.99 USD first, $2.00 additional US
UK £16.79 - standard
£15.14 - womens'

VAT included
£2.95 first, £1.50 additional UK
EU €19.44 - standard
€17.53 - womens'

VAT included
3.99 first, 1.85 additional UK

Shipping rates and shirt prices (before any discounts) in detail for 2019 shirts:

If you're interested in ordering prior T-shirts, these are available below.  The same coupon code still applies.

Pentax Forums "100 years in 100 days" Mega Giveaway

Our largest giveaway to date, featuring contests and raffles

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Oct 1, 2019

To celebrate the upcoming 100th anniversary of Pentax, we are hosting a special giveaway and contest series, starting today, for the next 100 days. The total prize pool will be our largest to date; we'll be offering the latest DSLRs and lenses as well as some of the most popular— and most iconic— vintage gear.  Prizes will be awarded, and rotated, roughly once every month.

Giveaway Timeline

  • Phase 1: October 1 through 31, 2019 [event details]
  • Phase 2: November 1 through 30, 2019 [event details]
  • Phase 3: December 1, 2019 through January 9, 2020

The second phase of the giveaway is now live!  All cutoffs are at midnight, GMT, the the respective day.

Ways to Enter to Win

To participate, head over to the forum and look for the message at the top of the page for more details.  Create a forum account if you don't already have one.

Each phase will consist of three events: (1) a general raffle, with only one entry available to each user each phase, (2) a grand prize raffle in which you get more entries based on your monthly posting acitivity, and (3) an open-themed photo contest similar to, and in place of, our usual monthly photo contests. Entering the raffles is as simple as making a single post in each raffle thread, once you are eligible.

Prize Overview

The table below summarizes the top prizes that will be available through this giveaway.

Phase 1
October
Phase 2
November
Phase 3
December/January
Grand Prize Raffle DA* 11-18mm F2.8 lens
D FA* 50mm F1.4 lens
Pentax KP New Pentax APS-C Flagship
General Raffle Takumar 50mm F1.4 lens
M 50mm F1.4 lens
A 50mm F1.7 lens
DA 55-300mm PLM
Theta SC
Pentax Spotmatic
Pentax Super Program
Photo Contest Ricoh GR III
Theta V
Pentax LX
Pentax MZ-S
Pentax K-70

In addition, each event will feature a number of runner-up prizes, such as Pentax Forums T-shirts, account upgrades, and "100 years of Pentax" commemorative accessories.

As always, these giveaways and contests are open to users worldwide, and no purchase is necessary to enter.

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