Pentax digest #86


→ The new Luminar mobile app for iPhone is now available for download. You can get 20% off with code MOBILE20.


→ AstrHori announced a new and improved XH-2 light meter with more accurate photometry, a more sensitive sensor, and a new design (the old version is sold out). The AstrHori XH-2 is currently in stock at Pergear and should soon be available also at Amazon Store and the official AstrHori website. Additional information is available here.


→ The WANDRD camera bags summer sale is going on right now – you can save 40% on the Yuma Tan and Sedona Orange models, 20% on all other PRVKE colorways, and 20% on all ROGUE Sling colors and sizes.


→ The Ricoh Autohalf SE half-frame film camera from 1967 (Pronews).

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The new Pentax WG-1000 and WG-8 all-weather cameras are now available for pre-order in the US


The new Pentax WG-1000 and WG-8 all-weather cameras are now available for pre-order in the US:

Pentax WG-8 pre-orders:

Pentax WG-100 pre-orders:

Sample videos taken with the new Pentax WG-8 all-weather camera


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A new update on the Pentax film camera project to be released on June 18th


Ricoh Japan issued a statement that a new update on the Pentax film camera project (Pentax 17 half-frame film camera with 25mm f/3.5 lens) will be released on June 18th:

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Sample videos taken with the new Pentax WG-8 all-weather camera


Here are a few sample videos taken with the new Pentax WG-8 all-weather camera (pre-order: Adorama | B&H | WEX):

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Luminar Iceland Photo Tour in August: get $500 off



In addition to the popular photo editing tool, Luminar is also offering photo tours. Their next destination is Iceland:

  • Aug 17 – Aug 23, 2024
  • Activity level: easy
  • 7-day adventure through Iceland’s diverse landscapes
  • Original price: $6,000 ($500 off if you mention the code rumors)

If you compare other photo tours to Iceland, the price is pretty decent. If you mention the code RUMORS when you sign up, you can get $500 off the original price of $6,000 (the final price will be $5,500).

Tour description:

“From dramatic waterfalls to volcanic lakes and mountains, our Iceland excursion promises an unforgettable experience for photography enthusiasts. Organized in collaboration with the local tour operator and led by professional photographers, this tour offers unique opportunities to elevate your photography skills and take breathtaking shots you’ll want to frame on the wall. Organized in partnership with Europe’s leading tour operator Iceland Photo Workshops ehf.”

Additional information can be found here.

Luminar Neo summer sale: up to 80% off

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First leaked pictures of the Pentax 17 half-frame film camera with 25mm f/3.5 lens


Here is the first leaked picture of the upcoming Pentax 17 half-frame film camera with a 25mm f/3.5 lens, built-in flash, and a viewfinder:



Previous coverage of the upcoming Pentax film camera:

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The new Pentax WG-1000 and WG-8 cameras are already available for pre-order in the UK


The new Pentax WG-1000 and WG-8 cameras are already available for pre-order in the UK:

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