The new Pentax DA 560mm f/5.6 ED AW lens is now in stock and shipping. The 560mm lens is equivalent to an 859mm lens on Pentax DSLRs thanks to the crop factor of their APS-C sensors. Check it out here at B&H or Adorama.
B&H has the Pentax K-5 II for $1,096.95 now (it was $1,196.95 yesterday). It’s $1069.87 at Amazon.com right now, but it’s out of stock and only available through third-party retailers on Amazon at the moment. I’m not sure if this a permanent or temporary price drop, but you can get it at the deal price and it’s in stock here at B&H Photo.
- Enabled contrast adjustment on Monitor.
(Added [contrast ]on [LCD setting ]menu)
- Improved stability for general performance.
You can download the update from Pentax’s website.
The Pentax MX-1 is a new, retro-styled point and shoot camera with a 1/1.7″ sensor inside at 12MP resolution. It has a robust body, complete with a brass top that will add some character to individual units as they age.
Geared toward prosumers, the MX-1 offers RAW image capture and a fast, f/1.8-2.5 aperture on the 4x zoom lens. And, the 3″ LCD articulates, which makes high and low viewing easier. [Read more...]
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. [Read more...]
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.
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. [Read more...]