2015 PF T-Shirt Voting

Help select the official shirt design

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Apr 2, 2015

The official Pentax Forums T-shirts for 2015 are just around the corner!  Over the course of the past several weeks, members of the community have been submitting dozens of creative shirt ideas featuring Pentax cameras and the PF logo.  Now, all that remains is for us to pick out the best designs.  Cast votes for your favorite shirt ideas by following the links below (login required):

After you log in, you will see check boxes at the top of each page allowing you to cast your votes.

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.

Win a Limited Lens: November Daily Prize Giveaway

Pentax 15mm and 77mm Limiteds as Grand Prizes

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Oct 31, 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.

Grand Prizes

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!

Daily Prizes

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.

Giveaway Standings LinkWhere to check the live giveaway standings and daily winners

So, what are you waiting for?  Head on over to the forum and start posting away, or read on for the fine print.  Don't have an account yet?  Create one!

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!

New Members: Win a Pentax DA 50mm Lens!

Special giveaway hosted by a fellow forum user

By crewl1 in Giveaways and Events on Aug 27, 2014

If you joined Pentax Forums within the past 12 months, read on for an easy way to enter for a chance to win a free Pentax DA 50mm lens for your camera!

Veteran forum member crewl1 has just lauched a special giveaway through which we'll be putting a new lens in the hands of one lucky Pentax user.  This giveaway is open to anyone who registered on the forum between August 25, 2013 and August 25, 2014; you must also already own a digital Pentax K-mount camera.

For a chance to win this lovely lens, simply create a forum post by following the link below, and include these two things:

  • Tell us why you deserve to win the lens, in 300 words or less
  • Share a photo you've taken with your Pentax

Click here to enter

Good luck!  The giveaway will close to submissions at the end of the day on September 14th, Pacific time.  The most convincing post will be our winner. Full giveaway details

World Pentax Day is Live!

Go out and shoot this weekend, then upload to the event gallery!

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Jul 12, 2014

World Pentax Day is now live!  Go out there and shoot this weekend, then upload your favorite photos to the event gallery.  The gallery will remain open to uploads through the end of the month in case you need extra time to process or upload.

If this is your first World Pentax day, click here to learn more about the event.  We are looking forward to seeing your photos!

In addition to uploading to the event gallery, we also invite you to share your World Pentax Day photos on the forum.


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