A look at direction and upcoming products
Earlier this month, we conducted our annual Pentax interview with Ricoh Imaging representatives at the CP+ 2018 show in Japan. We were particularly enthusiastic about this year's interview, as it was a great opportunity for the Pentax community to catch up on what Ricoh has been working on following a very quiet 2017 amid an industry that's otherwise moving and changing rapidly. The representatives we spoke with were equally enthusiastic and spent several hours answering our questions and showing us around the booth and the newly-announced products.
Vote for the overall winner!
By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Mar 15, 2018
After the end of the nomination phase of last month's official "Moonscape" 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:
As usual for our monthly photo contests, voting closes in a week, and then we'll announce the winners.
Don't miss our March "Birds" photo contest, which closes to submissions at the end of the month.
Makes the K-1 II almost as affordable as the K-1
By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Mar 13, 2018
The new Pentax K-1 II is just around the corner, with an expected release in early April. If you pre-order yours today from either of the big two US Pentax retailers, you can secure a free BG-6 battery grip, which is a $219 value. This brings the price of the K-1 II within $100 of the original K-1. Check out with a credit card and you won't be charged until your order ships.
As icing on the cake, once your order ships, you can claim a whole year of Marketplace access by following these instructions.
This is a limited-time special; once the deal expires, the K-1 II will sell at its MSRP of $1996.95 with no free grip.
Current K-1 owners also have the option of purchasing a hardware upgrade that effectively turns a K-1 into a K-1 II.
Exclusive insights into the latest Pentax developments
We're happy to present our CP+ 2018 interview with Ricoh Imaging representatives about Pentax products and developments. Most questions are answered in the video clip below, but the more technical questions that follow were answered off-camera.
Stay tuned for further commentary.
New high-performance full frame prime
A new premium full-frame Pentax lens is just around the corner: in the coming months, we'll see the official announcement of the HD Pentax-D FA★ 50mm F1.4. In the mean time, we had the opporunity to test out the lens while at the CP+ show.