2018 Pentax Forums T-Shirt Contest

Get free shirts and more if you win!

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Jul 17, 2018

New Pentax Forums T-shirts will soon be making a return for 2018!  We have just kicked off a contest for three general Pentax/camera-themed shirt designs.  The contest will run until mid-August, and shortly after our members vote for the winners, the winning designs will become available.  All winners will receive two free shirts and a forum account upgrade.

Click here to learn more or enter the 2018 PF T-shirt contest

We are looking forward to seeing your creative designs!

Feel free to browse the 2015-2017 designs for examples of what our users have come up with in the past.

June "Rivers and Fjords" Contest Finalists Announced

Vote for the overall winner!

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Jul 15, 2018

After the end of the nomination phase of last month's official "Rivers and Fjords" photo contest, we're now ready to announce our top 15 finalists!  Click on the link below to view the photos in full size and cast your vote in the poll:

Vote for your favorite photo in the poll

As usual for our monthly photo contests, voting closes in a week, and then we'll announce the winners.

Don't miss our July "Vacation Atmosphere" photo contest, which closes to submissions at the end of the month.

Pentax K-3 Firmware v1.40 Released

Optimizes support for the new D FA* 50mm lens

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Jul 12, 2018

Ricoh Imaging has just released a new firmware update for the Pentax K-3.  The version 1.40 update optimizes support for the recently-released D FA* 50mm F1.4 premium prime.

In addition, the update includes the usual minor stability fixes and as always, the contents of all previously-released updates

Download the K-3 firmware from the official Pentax firmware site.

Note that no update is needed for the Pentax K-3 II.

Official Release Notes - Camera Firmware


  • Optimized performance when attaching new lens HD PENTAX-D FA*50mmF1.4 SDM AW.
  • Improved stability for general performance.

*Contents of [Version 1.30] and earlier version will be also updated.

A similar update was released for the K-1 and KP today.

Pentax K-1 Firmware v1.50 Released

Optimizes support for the new D FA* 50mm lens

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Jul 12, 2018

Ricoh Imaging has just released a new firmware update for the Pentax K-1.  The version 1.50 update optimizes support for the recently-released D FA* 50mm F1.4 premium prime.

In addition, the update includes the usual minor stability fixes and as always, the contents of all previously-released updates.

Download the K-1 firmware from the official Pentax firmware site.

See our in-depth review for more information about the Pentax K-1.

Note that no update is needed for the Pentax K-1 II.

Official Release Notes - Camera Firmware


  • Optimized performance when attaching new lens HD PENTAX-D FA*50mm F1.4 SDM AW.
  •  Improved stability for general performance.

    *When this update is done, the contents of version 1.43 and earlier will be also updated.

A similar update was released for the K-3 and KP today.

Pentax KP Firmware v1.10 Released

Optimizes support for the new D FA* 50mm lens

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Jul 12, 2018

Ricoh Imaging has just released the first firmware update for the Pentax KP.  The version 1.10 update optimizes support for the recently-released D FA* 50mm F1.4 premium prime.

In addition, the update includes the usual minor stability fixes.

Download the KP firmware from the official Pentax firmware site.

See our in-depth review for more information about the Pentax KP.

Official Release Notes - Camera Firmware

  • Optimized performance when attaching new lens HD PENTAX-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW.
  • Improved stability for general performance.

A similar update was released for the K-3 and K-1 today.

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