Ricoh Theta SC Review Posted

An exciting, affordable 360-degree spherical camera

By PF Staff in Review Announcements on Oct 18, 2017

Are you ready for the next generation of photography?  The new Theta SC 360-degree camera delivers the impressive image quality we saw in the Theta S at a fraction of the price.  Read on to learn what else makes this camera so special!

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Lomography Daguerrotype Art 64mm f/2.9 Review

A powerful, unique creative lens

By PF Staff in Review Announcements on Oct 11, 2017

Thanks to tremendous community support, Lomography produced the Daguerrotype Achromat 64mm f/2.9 Art—its latest crowdfunded lens— not only for Canon and Nikon, but also in the Pentax K-mount. 

Lomography's Daguerrotype is a 2016 replica of an historic optical design that's well over 100 years old.  As such, this lens is the polar opposite of what many would expect in modern lenses. It sactifices corner-to-corner sharpness and distortion-free lines for superb creative control through dreamy rendering and unbounded aperture shapes.  Want star- or heart-shaped bokeh?  This lens can deliver!

Sample Daguerrotype Art photo with F4.5 Star aperture

While it's not for everyone, a lens such as this can deliver effects not possible through post-processing, and can ultimately greatly enrich your skills as a photographer.  Is this unique lens right for you?  Real our in-depth review to find out!

Lomography Daguerrotype Achromat 64mm f/2.9 Art Lens Review

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

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