August "Portrait" Contest Finalists Announced

Vote for the overall winner!

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Sep 16, 2017

After a record number of nominations in our official "Portraits in Natural Light" photo contest for August 2017, we're now happy to announce our top 15 finalists!  Click on the link below to view the photos in full size and cast your votes 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 September "Humor Me" photo contest, which closes to submissions at the end of the month.

Pentax K-1 Firmware v1.42 Released

Stability improvement over prior firmware

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Sep 14, 2017

Ricoh Imaging has just released a new firmware update for the Pentax K-1.  This update addresses an undisclosed stability issue which was introduced in the prior firmware update, v1.41, which enhanced tethering support with Image Transmitter 2.

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 - Camera Firmware

  • Corrected – Unstable performance may rarely occur in firmware version 1.41.

    (Updates from prior versions also included))

Pentax K-1 Silver Now in Stock in the US

By PF Staff in Product Updates on Sep 12, 2017

The wait is over- right on schedule, the Pentax K-1 has hit the shelves in the US and is listed as "in stock" at B&H Photo, with free expedited US shipping available in addition to international delivery.  If you pre-ordered the camera, your order should already be on its way.

The Silver Pentax K-1 features an exclusive finish and comes with a silver battery grip, extra battery, special box, and engraved metal hotshoe cover.

Learn more about the K-1 Limited Silver in the press release, and be sure to check out our in-depth review of the Pentax K-1.

Labor Day Pentax Deals

Historically low prices on popular gear

By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Sep 4, 2017

It's the start of a new month and also labor Day, which means that lots of US Pentax discounts are back!  All of the cameras and lenses in the table below are currently selling at a 6-month low price.

In other news: you can now also pre-order your Pentax K-1 Limited Silver!

Of particular note is a free lens offer with the K-S2, a massive price drop on the rare FA 35mm F2 full-frame wide-angle lens, and discounts on Limited and pro lenses.  These are highlighted in the table below.  Items are otherwise ordered by % savings within each category:

Of course, there are plenty of other lenses that have nice rebates without being at the lowest price we've seen.  Those are listed in the deal finder.  Also, follow our price watch forum for the latest deals spotted by the community.

K-1 Silver US Pre-Orders Now Open

By PF Staff in Product Updates on Sep 4, 2017

After a long wait compared to other regions, the silver Pentax K-1 is now available for pre-order in the US!  Units are available in very limited quantity and will ship out in approximately two weeks.

The official US Pentax store operated by Ricoh Imaging is now currently accepting pre-orders.

Learn more about the K-1 Limited Silver in the press release, and be sure to check out our in-depth review of the Pentax K-1.

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