Pentax K-1 II Firmware v1.04 Released

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Feb 6, 2020

Ricoh Imaging has just released a new firmware update for the Pentax K-1 Mark II.  This update optimizes support for the recently-announced D FA 70-210mm F4 lens.

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

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

Learn more about the Pentax K-1 II in our in-depth review.

Official Release Notes - K-1 II Firmware v1.04


  • Optimized performance when attaching new lens HD PENTAX-DFA70-210mmF4ED SDM WR.
  • Improved stability for general performance

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

Pentax K-1 Firmware v1.52 Released

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Feb 6, 2020

Ricoh Imaging has just released a new firmware update for the Pentax K-1.  This update optimizes support for the recently-announced D FA 70-210mm F4 lens.

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.

Official Release Notes - K-1 Firmware v1.52


  • Optimized performance when attaching new lens HD PENTAX-DFA70-210mmF4ED SDM WR.
  • Improved stability for general performance

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



Announcing Our February 2020 Photo Contest

Win a gift card and other prizes in our monthly photo contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Feb 1, 2020

We're herewith announcing our monthly photo contest for February. The theme for this month is "Landscape in Monochrome".

The theme for February is "Landscape in Monochrome". You're free to shoot the image in color and convert to monochrome in postprocessing. Or, of course, you can shoot in monochrome right off the bat. Good luck!

First prize is a $50 gift card to B&H Photo, second prize is a one year forum account upgrade, and third prize is a box of photo paper form Red River.

The official contest rules are found here.

Click here to submit a photo for the contest.

If you haven't done so already we invite you to browse our special gallery of last month's photo contest submissions and nominate your favorites.

December's "Open Theme" Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our December, 2019 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Jan 25, 2020

"Contemplation" by candid

It is our pleasure to announce the winners of our December, 2019 "Open Theme" photo contest! In first place was forum member candid from Germany who captured "Contemplation" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-1 and an HD Pentax-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR lens.

Our runners-up were forum member Madaboutpix from Germany in second place with "Killing Time" and brianmen from Australia in third place with "Mount Fuji". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Killing Time" by Madaboutpix "Mount Fuji" by brianmen

We'd like to congratulate the winners and also thank everyone who participated or voted! Also, be sure not to miss our January photo contest, "Food". Read all about it in the monthly contest forum.

HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm F4 Officially Announced

A new full-frame telephoto lens

By PF Staff in Pentax Announcements on Jan 23, 2020

Pentax has announced a new zoom lens augmenting its K-mount lineup: the HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm F4 ED SDM WR

Compared to the pro-level HD Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 zoom the new lens is a lightweight (and cheaper) option for those seeking a zoom in the 70 to 200mm range. To get the weight down the new lens is one stop slower than the D FA* lens which may not be significant to many of you. The new lens will be available from Fenruary 14, 2020, but can be pre-ordered already now.

The launch price is USD 1096 (excl. sales tax) / GBP 1199 (incl. VAT). 

The lens has been added to our lens finder, compatibility checker, and deal finder.  Full specifications can be found in the lens finder or in our lens database.

For those wondering about the compatibility of the 70-210mm lens: it uses the KAF4 mount, so it will only work with the Pentax K-50 and newer.

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