Christmas 2015 Giveaway Series

Win a lens or a camera!

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Dec 14, 2015

As Christmas draws near, we'd like to spread the holiday spirit by offering some presents to the community through a series of giveaways right here on Pentax Forums!

Each week from now until the New Year, we will be giving away one or more of the following prizes:

The giveaways will be open to all forum users and worldwide prize shipping is included, so don't hesitate to enter (register here if you don't have a forum account yet).  Remember that you can also bring your friends in on the fun by using the social media sharing buttons to the right of this post.

Pentax DA 50mm Lens Giveaway

Holiday 2015 giveaway seriescontinues

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Dec 20, 2015

The next item in our Christmas 2015 Giveaway is now up for grabs: a brand new SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 lens.  Simply leave a comment below with one suggestion for any future article, review, or guide that you'd like to see on the homepage.  We'll pick one lucky winner from among those who commented by the end of the day on Sunday, December 20th. 

As always, this giveaway is open to all forum members and worldwide delivery of the lens is included.  Good luck!

Pentax K-50 Double Giveaway

A chance to win one of two K-50 bodies!

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Oct 14, 2013

This summer, Pentax announced the K-50, a redesigned outdoor DSLR that delivers lots of advanced features at a great price.  Since then, we've published our in-depth review, and just last week Adorama posted some sweet deals on Pentax K-50 bodies and kits.

Now, it's time for us to put this great camera in your hands!  We're happy to announce that:

We are giving away two Pentax K-50 DSLR kits!

By spreading the word about the K-50 and doing a number of other simple tasks through the widgets below, you can earn up to 50 raffle tickets to win one of the two cameras. In order to give everyone a fair shot at winning, we are hosting two separate giveaways with a wide variety of ways to enter.  Entering will only take a few minutes of your time!

We would like to thank Adorama Camera in New York for sponsoring this giveaway.

Giveaway #1

The first giveaway allows you to enter simply by reading about the K-50, checking it out at Adorama, and sharing information about it, among other tasks.  See the widget below for details:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway #2

Our second giveaway mainly designed for users of Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.  Earn chances to win by Liking us and Adorama on Facebook, inviting a friend to enter the giveaway, or sharing information about the K-50 with a friend.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can of course enter both giveaways, so have at it!  Good luck!

Learn more about the K-50:

Pentax K-1 Triple Giveaway: Summer 2018

We are giving away three K-1 bodies!

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Jun 1, 2018

Summers are usually slow in the Pentax world, as trade shows, product announcements, and deals typically dominate either the start or end of each year.  This summer, though, will be different...

We are giving away 3 Pentax K-1 (or K-1 II) bodies— one each in June, July, and August.

  • We'd like to congratulate our June winner - SirTomster
  • We'd also like to congratulate our July winner - grog85361

The giveaway will be simple: the camera will be up for grabs once the community reaches 45,000 posts in any given month.  This should prove quite easy: we broke the count in both June and July.  As an added bonus, if we reach 51,000 posts, that K-1 will turn in to a K-1 Mark II (a $1996 value).

Note that the information below has been updated for the August iteration of the giveaway.

When we reach the target number of posts, on or after August 30th, we will create three raffle threads, each separated by 8 hours (giving users in various time zones the opportunity to enter).  The first 80 users to reply to each thread will get one raffle entry, and then the winner will be picked at random.  If you don't win the camera, we'll have forum account upgrades our most active participants— plus, you are guaranteed to have plenty of fun on the forum along the way.

Users will need to have made at least 10 posts during the giveaway period in order to be eligible to post in the raffle threads.  In addition, if you make 180 or more posts, you will automatically get a raffle entry.

Track current giveaway progress at the top of any page on the forum:

To recap:

  • The community must reach 45,000 posts each month
  • At that point, 3 threads will be created 8 hours apart, and the first 80 posters in each will get a raffle entry
  • Automatic raffle entry if you have 180+ posts
  • Raffle participants must have at least 10 forum posts in the month of the raffle
  • The winner is drawn at random, and we will ship a K-1 to the winner
  • If the community reaches 51,000 posts by the end of the month, the prize gets upgraded to a K-1 II

Why three cameras?  We've wanted to do a K-1 giveaway from quite some time now, so this makes up for no camera giveaway in 2016 and 2017.  This will also be our largest giveaway to date, celebrating the 4,000,000 post milestone.

The full-frame K-1 is currently the most popular Pentax DSLR.  Learn more in our in-depth review.

Good luck, and let's make this a great summer! Follow the buttons below to get involved:

*Fine print: to prevent abuse, we will limit raffle entries to accounts with at ten posts during the contest period and registered for at least 24 hours prior to the time of the raffle. Limit one entry per household per month. No purchase necessary; open to users worldwide. Shipping is included; user responsible for any customs fees or duties in case the camera cannot be sources locally. management reserves all rights.

Win an FA 31mm Lens: 3 Million Post Giveaway

Enter just by making a post

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Dec 4, 2014

Do you want to win a Pentax FA 31mm Limited lens, voted the best normal Pentax lens by our members?  Well, you're in luck, because it is already time for the next Pentax Forums giveaway!  To celebrate the upcoming 3,000,000 post milestone on our forum, we will be giving away a brand new copy of this lens to a lucky forum member.  The winner will be drawn at random.

We're keeping this giveaway simple so that it is very easy to enter: all you need to do to qualify is post anywhere on the forum between now and the time we hit 3 million posts, which we expect to occur within the next two to three weeks.  In case you are curious, the current post count is approximately 2,983,000, and we see a new post roughly once every minute.

As soon as you make a forum post— whether it be a new thread or a reply— you're automatically eligible for the raffle!  Once the 3-millionth post is made, we will start a thread in our News & Rumors forum to which you will need to reply to finalize your entry.  We'll also send out an e-mail to everyone in the giveaway at that time, and you will have 36 hours to confirm your entry in the raffle.  Then, all that will remain is the announcement of the winner.

If you don't yet have a forum account, or if you haven't introduced yourself to the community, this is a fantastic opportunity to do so!  Here are quick links to create a free account, post an introduction, or share a photo.

Good luck!  We're looking forward to your help in reaching this big milestone for the largest Pentax site on the Internet.

Like all of our major giveaways, this one is of course open to members worldwide.

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