Pentax sale at KEH today only – 15% off


Pentax is on sale at KEH today only: you can get 15% off Pentax gear with coupon code PEN09A. This offer is valid only on used gear. The Pentax section at KEH can be found here.

If you have camera equipment for sale, you can get 5% more for your trade-in with coupon code SYG09E.

Both coupon codes will expire in 24 hours (on September 26th at 11:59pm EST).

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The Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 full frame DSLR lens is available also for Pentax K-mount


The Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 full frame DSLR lens is available also for Pentax K-mount ($699). Here is a video review and some sample photos taken with the lens and a Canon DSLR:

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The reports/rumors about Ricoh no longer selling Pentax cameras in 2018 are false


Several readers contacted me with questions about a French website that reported a few weeks ago that Ricoh is planning to stop the production of Pentax cameras in 2018. As far as I know this information is 100% wrong or at least not backed by any reliable source. I will not mention the name of the website because I do not encourage such behavior (and there are a lot of rumor websites today that report nothing but made-up stories for a few extra clicks).

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Ricoh Theta V camera now in stock


The new Ricoh Theta V camera is currently in stock in the US at:

Ricoh also released several Theta firmware/software updates:

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The latest Pentax video reviews

The latest Pentax video reviews courtesy of the CameraVille YouTube channel:

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Photons to Photos provides dynamic range test results from several Pentax cameras


Photons to Photos provides photographic dynamic range graphs from several Pentax cameras and you can compare the test results with many other camera brands (select the desired camera model on the right side) – here are a few examples (click for a larger view):

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Pentax K-1 firmware update version 1.42 released


Ricoh releases firmware update version 1.42 for the Pentax K-1 DSLR camera with a single change:

  • Corrected – unstable performance may rarely occur in firmware version 1.41

The new Pentax K-1 silver limited edition DSLR camera is now in stock in the US.

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