Pentax Forums Turns 10 - Special Events Live

Host of special events to celebrate the milestone anniversary!

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Sep 7, 2016

10 years ago today, Pentax Forums opened its doors to Pentax users and fans worldwide.  Since that time, both our site and the Pentax brand itself have evolved tremendously!  Today, not only to we feature the Internet's largest Pentax-dedicated forum, but we continue on our mission to be the ultimate Pentax resource by comprehensively covering Pentax news, deals, trade shows, and equipment reviews.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of the members and visitors who have made the site what it is today— especially those who have contributed content, added user reviews, or donated to the forum!

To celebrate this big milestone, we're hosting a number special events, including a Pentax K-50 giveaway that will only last one day!  You can also obtain free marketplace access, order a 10th anniversary T-shirt, get unlimited attachment space on the forum, and partake in the World Pentax Day event.  Click on any link for details:

Be sure to check everything out before it's gone!

Anniversary Edition World Pentax Day Started!

Go out and shoot on September 6th, 7th, or 8th

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Sep 6, 2016

Pentax Forums will be celebrating its 10th birthday on September 7th!  To honor this milestone, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (September 6th-8th) are World Pentax Days!  It's once again time for members of the Pentax community to come together and collectively paint a picture of a world through the "eyes" of Pentax cameras.  Just go out and shoot on one or more of these days, and upload your favorite photos to the collective gallery!

Click here to upload | View the event gallery

This event is open to everyone, and you can upload up to 5 photos to the gallery linked above.  If you're new to World Pentax Day, read more about the event here. WPD photos must be taken between September 6 and September 8 in your local time zone, and uploads will be accepted through the end of the month.  Need help uploading?

We're looking forward to seeing your photos!

Interactive Map

We've recently a new feature just for WPD: an interactive map that will be overlayed with all the photos submitted to the event gallery.  When uploading, you will be able to mark the location of your photo using a similar map.

Location selection during upload

You'll have until the end of September to upload the photos you took during World Pentax Day.  Once the even ends, we plan to feature the top-rated photos on the homepage.

World Pentax Day: September 6-8th, 2016

Paint a picture of the world on PF's 10th anniversary

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Aug 22, 2016

Coinciding with our the upcoming 10th anniversary of, the next installment of World Pentax Day (WPD) is going to be a three-day event on September 6-8th, 2016.  This is our sixteenth such event and we hope to see a record number of members partake!  We plan to continue the WPD tradition on a quarterly basis going forward.

In a Nutshell

Here's a quick overview of the event:

  • Go out and shoot with your Pentax on World Pentax Day!
  • Try to capture photos that portray your part of the world
  • Upload up to 5 of your favorites to the event gallery
  • Photos must be taken on September 6, 7, or 8
  • Browse, rate & comment on others' photos
  • Paint a picture of the world using Pentax cameras
  • View photos on a map

May, 2016 World Pentax Day Interactive Map

What is World Pentax Day?

The idea behind World Pentax Day is very simple.  During each event, Pentax users have the opportunity to go out and shoot, and then upload their favorite photos to a special collective event gallery.  Thus, together, we paint a snapshot of the world through the "eyes" of Pentax cameras! From time to time, we may add a twist to each event, such as a hosting an additional giveaway or making a photo book.  Best of all, World Pentax Day is open to everyone!  Photos submitted to our gallery must be taken on the day(s) designated as World Pentax Day, however.  They must also be taken with a Pentax or Ricoh camera.

Optionally, try to capture a photo that represents your specific city or region.

We encourage you to get together with your photo friends or local photo club and use this day as an excuse to go out and put your camera to good use, especially if this will be your first WPD.

How to Upload

Starting on September 6th you will be able to upload up to 5 of your favorite photos to the event gallery, which is linked below.

Upload to the World Pentax Day Gallery

The link above will go live on September 6th, and the gallery will remain open through the end of September.  Once again, only photos taken on September 6th, 7th, or 8th 2016 may be uploaded to this gallery.

To learn more about the event, please read our World Pentax Day overview page.

Want to see previous submissions?  Click here to view the full World Pentax Day gallery, which contains over 10,000 photos, and view the World Pentax Day map from the last event.

2016 Pentax Forums T-Shirts Now Available

On sale from August 1 until August 9

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Aug 1, 2016

The Official Pentax Forums T-shirts for 2016 are finally here!  Our community cast over 400 votes to select the six member-submitted designs that follow.  There are three general designs as well as three designs celebrating the recently-launched Pentax K-1 full frame.

Just like last year, to ensure the fastest possible turnaround, great customer service (including return-free replacements if your shirt doesn't fit), and lower pricing, all shirts will be printed and sold via Teespring.  Each design is available in a standard fit as well as a women's tee.  Sizes range from S to 3XL with no difference in price.

To order shirts or to learn more, visit our shirt storefront at Teespring.

This year's designs will all be printed on premium T-shirts, so expect better material quality than last year.

International shipping is available and orders of two or more shirts will entitle you to a forum account upgrade*.  US shipping starts at just $3.99. Note that at this time, separate orders are required for different designs as each design is shipped from different facilities.

Click on any shirt design below to place an order or to get a larger view.  The shirt sale will end on August 9th, so be sure to get your orders in before then.  The shirts will be at your door about two weeks after the sale ends.

General 2016 Designs

Design 1 by torm0z

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Design 4 by mixberry

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Design 6 by dezertzebra

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K-1 Inspired 2016 Designs

These shirts celebrate the launch of Pentax's first full-frame DSLR.

Design 2 by Stuart Byles

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Design 3 by mymage

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Design 5 by geol

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2015 Designs

Back by popular demand, the two top designs from last year are back!  These are identical to the shirts that we printed back in 2015 and will be printed on the Hanes Tagless Tee rather than the Premium Tee.
"P" by Joris

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"PF Prism" by konraDarnok

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For assistance with ordering, please contact Teespring directly.

We will answer any other questions you may have in the comments below.

*please contact our administrator with your order number to receive your upgrade.  Orders of 2 shirts entitle you to one month of Marketplace access; larger orders entitle you to six months.  All upgrades will be processed once shirts have shipped.

2016 T-Shirt Design Voting Live

Pick your favorite design!

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Jul 12, 2016

The 2016 Pentax Forum T-shirt design contest has recently closed to submissions, and this means it's time for us to vote to pick the winners.  This year, we received over two dozen creative submissions!

We will print at least two general designs and at least one design inspired by the recently-launched Pentax K-1.  Vote for your favorites in the forum threads below:

The polls will close on July 22nd, and we'll start accepting shirt orders shortly thereafter, once each design is finalized.  Good luck to our designers! PentaxForums +Pentax Forums @PentaxForums News | Reviews | Forum

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