B&H has a big deal on Pentax K30 & K-5 II bodies and lens bundles right now with up to $300 in savings. There are 5 bundles, all of which include an instant rebate and a free gift card.
Here’s the quick rundown: [click to continue…]
Adorama has a deal this week on the Pentax K-5 with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR lens and the 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR lens for only $899 (reg. $1249). Check it out here at Adorama.
Even though we are now in April, I am still digging through things I saw while at CES 2013 back in January. One of the interesting things for Pentax shooters was a new speedlight mockup on display in the Pentax booth.
The only official thing I can reveal about it is that Pentax was “showing a reference model of new flashes.” Boring, eh?
Well, you can see in the images below what Pentax might have going on with its new flash unit(s) at some point in the probably reasonably near future. Feel free to speculate away. And, if you spot something that jumps out at you, please let us know in the comments. [click to continue…]
If the typical black DSLR is a little too boring for you, then the Pentax K-30 may be just the ticket for you.
In addition to boring black, the camera is now available in a ton of new colorful options, including: Crystal Black, Crystal Bordeaux, Crystal Green, Crystal Red, Crystal Silver, Crystal Yellow, Crystal Orange, Silky Blue, Silky Bordeaux, Silky Green, Silky Red, Silky Silver, Silky White, Silky Yellow and Silky Orange.
The new K-30 color options are available for pre-order online at www.pentaxwebstore.com for $799.95 including the smc PENTAX DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR lens.
Pentax is heavily teasing a full frame DSLR and leaks/rumors are continuing trickle out as Pentax still tries to plug the holes before the camera is finally announced. [click to continue…]
Recent rumors suggest that Pentax’s full frame K-3 DSLR may arrive this week on March 27. This comes after a photographer testing the new K-3 posted his early report on his Google+ profile, comparing the quality to cameras like the Nikon D800 and D4 or the Canon 5D Mark III and 1D X.
According to specs being tossed around, the Pentax K-3 will feature a 24MP full frame sensor and a max sensitivity up to ISO 102,400. The early report noted above says that noise “only starts showing up visibly at around ISO 6400.” [click to continue…]