Pentax has expanded the lineup of its Q10 mirrorless camera to include 100 different color options. No additional features – but a whole lot more colors. You can customize your Pentax Q10 on Pentax’s website or you can see all the options from Adorama as well.
The Pentax MX-1 is a new 12MP point and shoot camera with a retro design. The MX1 sports a 4x zoom lens with a fast f/1.8-2.5 aperture. It also features RAW image capture, a 3-inch LCD and shoots full HD video. [click to continue…]
B&H has the Pentax K-5 II for $1029 as one of its Cyber Monday Deals. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Several professional-level Pentax lenses have drastic discounts, including the Pentax 50-135mm f/2.8 IF SDM lens for $749 (compare to $1200 elsewhere). Check them all out here at B&H Photo.
I haven’t really used a K-mount camera that much since my old Ricoh KR-5 Super II that I used religiously a couple decades ago as my first SLR camera. As a result, my exposure to Pentax gear is generally limited to what I see at trade shows. Stepping aside . . . ain’t it a bit ironic that Ricoh now owns Pentax when it previously used Pentax’s K-mount to make K1000 clones like the KR-5 Super II?
With that nostalgia out of the way, I took a closer look at the new Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs at the Pentax booth at PhotoPlus 2012. At first blush, I love the way the camera feels in the hand, along with a very intuitive control and menu scheme. [click to continue…]
Here are a few shots from PhotoPlus 2012 showing Pentax DSLRs with transparent bodies and even one that’s been cut in half to give you a better look at what’s going on inside that shell. [click to continue…]