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03-28-2008, 12:20 PM   #1
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Sail Away with Pentax and Helpful Tidbit

Just received this notice in an email from PENTAX Imaging Company
PENTAX Imaging Company 600 12th Street, Suite 300 Golden, CO 80401

Dear Customer,

Will you Sail Away on a cruise for two to the birding paradise of Costa Rica and Panama?

PENTAX Imaging Company launched the PENTAX SAIL AWAY program to highlight select models of our binocular line. Between now and May 31, 2008, consumers may view an online product video and enter* the PENTAX Sail Away Sweepstakes at Pentax. Prizes include a Cruise West cruise and exciting PENTAX products.

*No purchase is necessary for the consumer. Limited to U.S. residents only and one entry per person. Official contest rules and product video posted at Pentax.

Did you know that PENTAX has announced 16 new products since January 2008? Leading the line-up are the PENTAX K20D digital SLR with 14.6 megapixels, live view and a host of customizable features and the K200D with advanced technologies in a user friendly package. PENTAX also announced five new lenses and a popular spotting scope camera adapter.

Check out the K20D video, K200D video, and a binocular video for more information on these products. PENTAX also has developed two tutorials on flash photography that are now live on the PENTAX Imaging and PENTAX SLR websites. Stay tuned for future photography tutorials.

On the compact digital side, PENTAX announced five compact digital cameras including the full-featured Optio A40, the tiny Optio S12, the affordable Optio E50 and the colorful Optio M50 (with a new website at PENTAX - Optio M50 - Cool Comes in Color!). With a 5X zoom, a 3 inch monitor and a slim body with Face Recognition, Smile Capture and Blink Detection, the Optio V20 is the latest PENTAX digital camera model.

Finally, don't miss out on the great rebate saving on sleek and stylish PENTAX Optio Z10. Learn more before you buy about this fun, full-featured camera at PENTAX Optio Z10.

Helpful Tidbit from Vestige

An interesting thing about binoculars is they are very helpful in deciding what focal length to use to take a photo. As a general rule a 50mm focal length lens is equal to one power. Therefore an 8X (power) binocular is very similar, but not exactly the same as a 400mm in framing and look. Also a 6X binocular is very similar to a 300mm lens. Plus a binocular can help see further than your eye which many times can help you decide if you need to walk and get closer to the subject for a different perceptive. The above is a good tidbit to remember and keep.

I do not work for Pentax but I have used a Pentax 8X30 monocular for many years because it is high quality and easy to carry. I purchased a pair of Leitz 8x40 Trinovid binoculars years before I knew about Pentax binoculars and I still use them today. They really do help in large open spaces like in the southwest USA.

Last edited by vestige; 04-12-2008 at 07:49 AM.

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