A second run featuring the most popular designs
By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on May 15, 2015
We are happy to announce our second sale of official 2015 Pentax Forums T-shirts, which is now live and will run until May 28th. You can order the two most popular designs from the original sale, as well as three unique variations that were not available earlier.
Our shirt printer, Teespring, has proved to offer stellar print quality as well a quick turnaround of under two weeks following the end of the sale. Shirt sizes range from S to 3XL with no difference in price, and each design is available in a standard fit as well as a women's tee. If the size you received does not fit, Teespring will offer you a return-free replacement. Worldwide shipping is available and US shipping starts at just $3.85.
Note that if you would like to order multiple designs, you will have to check out separately as each design is processed and printed in a different facility (to ensure prompt delivery). This also means that shipping charges can unfortunately not be combined. Multiple fits and sizes can still be put on a single order.
All the featured shirt designs were created by members and selected by community votes back in April. Design 4 proved to be the best seller in the first sale, followed by design 1.
Design 1 "P" by Joris
Design 1a "P" by Joris
Design 2a - "K Mount" by mixberry
Below is a photo of an actual shirt featuring design 1:
Note that designs 2 and 3 from our original shirt sale are not available this time around.
We will answer any general questions you may have in the comments below. If you have already placed a shirt order and would like to make changes or inquire about your order status, please contact Teespring's customer service department directly.
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.
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:
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.
You can of course enter both giveaways, so have at it! Good luck!
Learn more about the K-50:
Pentax 15mm and 77mm Limiteds as Grand Prizes
By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Nov 1, 2014
We're very happy to announce the official PentaxForums.com November, 2014 Giveaway, which features daily prizes in addition to two Limited lenses as grand prizes which will be awarded to three lucky participants at the end of the month. The giveaway starts at midnight CDT on November 1st- just after Halloween.
The way the giveaway works is simple: you get one point for every forum post you make. You gain an additional point for each member that Likes your posts each day. For a chance to win a Limited lens, you simply need to be a top-10 forum poster on at least one out of the 30 days in November.
At the end of each day, the member with the highest number of points will be our daily winner. That member will get to pick out one of our 30 daily prizes. In addition, the top 10 point holders will each receive a raffle entry for the grand prize drawing.
There are also two ways to gain bonus raffle entries. If you are in the top 10 scorers on at least 3 different days, your total number or raffle entries will be increased by 20% (rounded up). Furthermore, one of the daily prizes is the option to receive additional raffle entries.
The grand prizes are the SMC Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited ("Greatest Pentax Lens of All Time" per our Lens Tournament), HD Pentax-DA 15mm F4 Limited ("Greatest Pentax Wide-Angle"). The winners will be drawn via a raffle.
We will also be giving away a SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 lens to the overall top scorer as a guaranteed prize. All lenses are brand new!
|3||16 Gb Sandisk Extreme SDHC Card|
|3||32 Gb Sandisk Ultra SDHC Card|
|3||Giotto's Large Rocket Blower|
|6||Unlimited Attachments Account Upgrade|
|12||Five bonus grand prize raffle entries|
|3||49 - 77mm Hoya Alpha UV Filter (your choice)|
Grand Prize Drawing
At the end of the month, the Limited lens grand prize winners will be drawn randomly based on the raffle entry counts. You can keep track of how many raffle tickets you have on the giveaway standings page.
Where to check the live giveaway standings and daily winners
Ways to Get Engaged
Want to jump right in? The giveaway will start at midnight on November 1st, just after Halloween. The official contest time (US Central) is shown here.
Share photos, help others out, or just chat about gear or technique- you will be rewarded for the things you normally post on the forum. Have fun!
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:
- Two SD memory cards: Sandisk 16Gb Extreme & Sandisk 32Gb Ultra
- Two SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 lenses
- One HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm zoom lens
- One Pentax K-50 Body (brand new, w/ Eye-Fi card)
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.
A user-inspired concept turned into a real product
By Gnarelsek in Giveaways and Events on Mar 1, 2014
Our February giveaway has come to a close, but that doesn't mean we're done!
If you've ever thought about how exciting it would be if your Pentax K mount DSLR could use Nikon F, Olympus OM, Contax Yashica C/Y and Konica AR mount lenses, here is the answer.
Introducing Pentax K+ Mulit-Mount (PK+MM), a new way of adapting lenses from different mounts to K mount without the need for adapters, achieving infinity focus (except Konica AR mount) and yet retaining the use of its native K mount lenses.
Sound familiar? This idea was my DIY project which I submitted in the PentaxForums.com Pentax K-30 giveaway back in 2012 (you can see the original entry here) which later became the winning entry. During the course of voting, the encouraging feedback/comments made me decide to make my idea commercially available so that anyone who is interested does not need to DIY. And the result? The professionally precision-machined PK+MM which you can see here mounted on my Pentax K-r.
PK+MM installed on Pentax K-r.
By replacing the original mounting ring on your Pentax K mount DSLR with the PK+MM part, you can start to mount the lenses of Nikon F, Olympus OM and Contax/Yashica and even Konica AR mount directly onto your DSLR. Just imagine the choices of Nikkor, Zuiko, Carl Zeiss, Yashica, Hexanon or other third parties lenses in the Nikon F mount not available in Pentax K.
Below is the product introduction video which will show you exactly how PK+MM works.
What makes PK+MM different from using currently-available methods is that no adapter is required. This preserves the different mounts' ability to focus to infinity as their film flange focus distances are slightly longer than that of the Pentax K mount (except Konica AR mount). Current adapters that allow infinity focus normally have corrective optics that degrade image quality while those that do not have corrective optics only allow focus at close distances. Other alternative methods like changing the mount of the lens means you need to disassemble the lens and then only use 1 modified lens at a time.
While aperture control is totally dependent on the type of lenses mounted and only manual focus is possible, PK+MM will vastly open up your choices of lenses previously only available or adaptable to other mounts.
Interested to get the PK+MM for FREE? That's where the giveaway part comes in!