Pentax KP Review Posted

Latest Pentax premium APS-C DSLR

By PF Staff in Review Announcements on Jul 6, 2017

The elegant new Pentax KP boasts a durable, compact design and the best image quality we've seen to date in an APS-C Pentax.  But how big of an upgrade is it compared to other Pentax models, and is it worth the price?

Pentax KP in Silver and Black with DA 20-40mm Limited zoom

Read on to find out how the KP stood up to our tests!

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HD Pentax D-FA 150-450mm F4.5-F5.6 Review Posted

High-performance full frame telephoto zoom lens

By bdery in Review Announcements on Jun 22, 2017

We reviewed the HD Pentax-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW on APS-C back in 2015, before the launch of the Pentax K-1 full frame camera. Today we are proud to present an updated version of this review, presenting a defailed performance analysis on full frame. This completes our series of reviews of the current D FA zoom lineup.

The 150-450mm is currently the longest zoom available new for Pentax DSLRs, and has the second longest focal length overall. It has a variable aperture, an extremely rugged, all weather design, a 3x zoom range and an impressive array of external controls. We had been impressed by the lens's capabilities on APS-C. Read our review to find out how this new lens fared in our full frame tests!

Read our Pentax-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-F5.6 In-Depth Review

Price Alert! As of the writing of this post, this lens is retailing at just $1995 in the US— the lowest price we've seen in over a year.

HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm PLM Review Posted

Pentax's fastest-focusing lens to date

By PF Staff in Review Announcements on Mar 8, 2017

The Pentax 55-300mm F4-5.8 has long been a popular choice among Pentax users— its solid image quality, convenient zoom range, and low cost were difficult to match.  However, as the lens design dates back to 2008, it lacks quick or silent autofocus, and instead relies on the classic screwdrive mechanism.

2016 brought us a new lens which addresses this issue: the Pentax 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 PLM debuts the PLM motor, which delivers the fastest autofocus in any Pentax lens to date.  In addition, this new lens is smaller (thanks to a collapsible design) and lighter.  But does it live up to its predecessor's image quality?  Will it be the new go-to lens for entry-level telephoto shooting?  Read our in-depth review to find out!

HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED WR PLM RE review

Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review

A high-quality, high-capacity backpack

By Ishpuini in Review Announcements on Jan 25, 2017

Ever since launching their Capture Camera Clip on Kickstarter back in 2011, Peak Design has been using the platform to launch new and interesting products ranging from camera straps, lens clips to camera bags. The second half of 2016 saw four new camera bags being launched: two Everyday Backpacks (20L and 30L), the Everyday Tote and the Everyday Sling. We received a pre-production copy of the Everyday Backpack 20L and have been using it both as a camera bag and as a everyday commuter bag. It is a very elegant & beautiful looking backpack, but there's more to it than that. As you will find from our review, the number of little details that Peak Design included is impressive, which results in a very flexible and practical bag with a wide application range.

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HD Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 Review Posted

By bdery in Review Announcements on Nov 6, 2016

Today we are happy to present an in-depth look at the HD Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 lens.

D FA* 70-200mm mounted on the Pentax K-1

A 70-200mm is likely to be found in most professional photographers' bags, and this new Pentax lens is particularly interesting and relevant now that the Pentax K-1 is available. 70-200mm lenses come with high expectations regarding performances and quality. On paper, the D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ticks all the boxes and comes equipped with some interesting and unique features.

But how does the D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 perform in the real world? Read on to find out!  We also compare it directly to the Tamron 70-200mm F2.8!

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