Pentax KP eBook Now Available

Comprehensive guidebook to Pentax's latest DSLR

By PF Staff in Product Updates on Apr 22, 2017

Yvon Bourque has just released his comprehensive guidebook to the Pentax KP, and it is now available for purchase and instant download through the forum.

Until the end of April, the KP eBook will be available through an introductory sale at $17.99.  Thereafter, the book will be priced at $18.99, which reflects $1 discount for PentaxForums members below the regular price of $19.99.

Order your Pentax KP eBook here for instant download

Whether you're a new user or a seasoned shooter, Yvon's eBooks will help you master your camera and push its capabilities to the limit!  The PDF eBook can be opened and viewed on virtually every smartphone, tablet, or computer, so you can take it with you wherever you go.

eBook Samples

PDF eBooks for all other recent Pentax models are available, and you can download a free sample below:


Pentax KP eBook Cover

Be sure to visit the forum if you have any questions about your camera or the eBooks themselves.

Learn more about the Pentax KP in our homepage coverage, and stay tuned for an in-depth review!

The majority of each purchase helps support the author, a now-retired Pentax enthusiast who has been shooting with Pentax since the early film era.  Yvon plans to continue helping users with future Pentax models through his literature.

If you purchase two or more eBooks, please contact us and you will be entitled to complimentary 3-month access to the Marketplace section of the forum.

Pentax KP User Manual Available

Operating manual PDF download

By PF Staff in Product Updates on Feb 15, 2017

Ricoh Imaging has recently published the official user manual for the new Pentax KP.  We provide the file below for your convenience:

Click here to download the Pentax KP manual

This manual is particularly interesting considering the many new features that have been added to the KP, such as shutter speed/aperture bracketing and the high-speed electronic shutter.

Learn more about the Pentax KP in the announcement and our hands-on coverage, or order yours today!  The KP will start shipping around February 23rd, 2017.

To discuss the KP further, please stop by the dedicated KP forum.

Pentax KP vs K-3 II: Do we have a new flagship?

A comparison of two advanced APS-C DSLRs

By PF Staff in Product Updates on Jan 26, 2017

Yesterday Ricoh Imaging announced the Pentax KP, an advanced weather-sealed DSLR with an intriguing all-new look and a slim body.  Many Pentaxians have been longing for a replacement to the aging Pentax K-3 II flagship— is the Pentax KP the answer?

In terms of specifications, the new KP has several new features not seen before in a Pentax APS-C DSLR, including class-leading sensitivity up to ISO 819,200, electronic shutter up to 1/24000s in live view, new bracketing options, new focus peaking options, and 5-axis Shake Reduction II.  Many of its other features are derived from the flagship K-1 (PRIME IV processor) or K-3 II (autofocus).

Let's take a look at the KP and K-3 II side-by-side.

Pre-Order Your Pentax KP today for a chance to get it for free!

Pentax K-70 eBook Now Available

Comprehensive guidebook to Pentax's latest DSLR

By PF Staff in Product Updates on Dec 22, 2016

Yvon Bourque has just released his comprehensive guidebook to the Pentax K-70, and it is now available for purchase and instant download through the forum.

Until December 31st, the K-70 eBook will be available at an introductory price of just $10.00 (regular pricing is $14.99).

Order your Pentax K-70 eBook here

Whether you're a new user or a seasoned shooter, Yvon's eBooks will help you master your camera and push its capabilities to the limit!

eBook Samples

PDF eBooks for other Pentax models are also available.  Grab a sample below:


Pentax K-70 eBook Cover

Be sure to visit the forum if you have any questions about your camera or the eBooks themselves, and stop by our in-depth review of the K-70, which contains recommended settings and other tips and tricks!

The majority of each purchase helps support the author, a now-retired Pentax enthusiast who has been shooting with Pentax since the early film era.  Yvon plans to continue helping users with future Pentax models through his literature.

If you purchase two or more eBooks, please contact us and you will be entitled to complimentary 3-month access to the Marketplace section of the forum.

DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 PLM Now Shipping

New pulse motor autofocus technology

By PF Staff in Product Updates on Aug 19, 2016

After making its Japanese debut a few weeks ago, the HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE is now shipping in the US!  UK and Australian retailers are still awaiting stock.

This compact collapsible telephoto lens debuts a new type of autofocus technology (within the Pentax lineup) called the pulse motor that promises to deliver very fast everyday focusing and solid performance during video recording.  The new Pentax K-70 requires either a PLM or DC lens for continuous autofocus in video mode.

Order your copy of the 55-300mm at B&H Photo

Learn more about this lens in the official announcement, and stay tuned for our in-depth review along with a review of the lens on the K-70.

Since this lens uses a new KAF4 mount with electronic aperture control, it can only expose properly on the Pentax K-3 II, K-1, K-S1, K-S2, K-70, and newer models. Furthermore, with focus-by-wire, it can only focus on models that support KAF3 lenses, namely the K10D or newer.

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