Huge savings in the US
By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Jun 12, 2017
The US Pentax retailer Adorama currently shows the Pentax KP selling for $987 ($122 off regular price) along with a free Pentax D-BG7 battery grip— a $229 value. This pushes the final effective discount well below 30% off compared to what the KP was selling for early last week.
While we do not know if and when this deal will expire, other retailers currently show the KP at full price long with a free grip, so it likely won't last at the reduce price.
The KP is Pentax's latest APS-C DSLR, featuring an all-new sensor with sensitivity up to ISO 819,200. Learn more in the official announcement, and stay tuned for our in-depth review. For the latest KP buzz, visit the Pentax KP forum.
Save over $100 on either camera for a limited time
By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Jun 4, 2017
From June 4th until June 9th, save on the latest Pentax DSLRs as B&H Photo hosts its OPTIC photo conference in New York. Best of all, these deals are available online and to anyone, so if you've been considering one of these bodies, it's time to lock in the year's lowest prices!
|Camera||Sale Price||MSRP||2017 Average||Net Savings|
The Pentax K-1 is the current full-frame flagship, which you can read more about in our in-depth review. The Pentax KP is the latest APS-C body, sporting a premium compact design and the highest ISO of any Pentax DSLR at 819,200. Review coming soon.
Finally, check out the year's lowest prices on dozens of Pentax lenses!
These deals are currently exclusive to B&H Photo and will expire at the end of the week.
Year's lowest prices on dozens of lenses in the US
By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Jun 2, 2017
After a long dearth of sales, it's time for some hefty summer discounts on Pentax lenses in the US. Over a dozen lenses for both full-frame (D FA) and APS-C (DA) are currently on sale with the lowest prices of the year, primarily at B&H Photo. Other retailers will likely follow suit; follow the link below for up-to-date price listings and trends.
Details on the deals can be found in the table below:
Pentax lenses with the lowest US price of the year
All % savings are relative to the average selling price from the past 6 months, rather than list price. The most lucrative deals are highlighted in yellow.
Third-party lenses with the lowest US prices of the year
||Sale Price||% Savings|
|Tamron AF 17-50mm F2.8||$299.00
|Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 "C"||$399.00
Several other lenses are on sale at attractive prices. For full details, please visit our deal finder tool!
Announcing the winners of our April, 2017 contest
By PF Staff in Photo Contests on May 30, 2017
Voting has ended for our April, 2017 "Flowing Water" photo contest with the following result:
In first place was forum member Brumtaffy from UK who captured "Island Hopping in the Tidal Stream" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-1 and an smc Pentax-FA 28-90mm F3.5-5.6 lens.
Our runners-up were forum member railbum from USA in second place with "Glade Creek Grist Mill" and Glenn5995 from USA in third place with "Kanarra Creek Falls". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.
|"Glade Creek Grist Mill" by railbum||"Kanarra Creek Falls" by Glenn5995|
We'd like to congratulate the winners and also thank everyone who participated or voted! Also, be sure not to miss our current photo contest. Read all about it in the monthly contest forum.
All-in-one post-processing solution
By PF Staff in Photo Industry News on May 26, 2017
Topaz Labs has just released a new all-in-one photo editing program designed to give photographers quick and easy access to a host of powerful editing tools. This software, which can be run either stanadlone or alongside other populer post-processing programs, can be an affordable alternative to subscription-based options such as Adobe CC.
Topaz studio itself is free, and it comes with 10 free adjustments. A "pro adjustment pack" with 14 additional adjustments (which are based on Topaz's acclaimed post-processing plugins) is available for purchase for $99 until June 30th with the coupon code STUDIO. This reflects a large promotional discount over the full price of $270 for these adjustments. Of course, they can also be purchased a la carte at the Topaz Store.
Topaz Studio comes with lifetime free updates, so new and updated adjustments won't cost you extra once you have the pro pack. All paid products come with a 30-day trial and 30-day money back guarantee.
We plan to review Topaz Studio in the coming months to see just how it stacks up against Photoshop and Lightroom! To learn more about other Topaz software, check out our in-depth reviews.