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Here you will find blog-posts with the latest Pentax related news, rumors and updates published at the main blog. In addition, you can find links to our Pentax related updates on these dedicated mini-sites:

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+ Pre-Orders & Stock Status: K-01

Coming Soon for the Pentax K-mount: Sigma 30mm f1.4 Art lens, February 12, 2014
Pentax K-mount prime fans can soon join the Art Prime party. More specifically, the Sigma 30mm f1.4 Art series SLR lens is coming soon in the Pentax K-mount as well! More via the Pentaxforums website. Continue

Pentax will announce new CMOS-based 645D medium format camera by CP+ 2014 (also: new 645 and Q lenses coming), February 5, 2014
The Medium Format action is picking up steam again. Earlier on, Hasselblad and Phase One announced new CMOS sensors for medium format cameras and digital backs respectively. Now it is Pentax-Ricoh's turn. Pentax has officially announced that a new 645D... Continue

New Pentax DA AF 1.4x AW Rear Converter (2cm long), February 5, 2014
Lens Converter party at K-Ville! Pentax has officially announced a new 2cm long HD DA AF 1.4x AW Rear Converter for the K-mount. Both weather-proofness and auto-focusing are preserved when using it per the Pentax press release. AF is preserved... Continue

New Pentax elementproof WG-series cameras now under the Ricoh brand: WG4, WG4 GPS and WG20 (with optional mounting system to compete with GoPros and other action cameras), February 5, 2014
The Pentax WG-series of elementproof cameras is now under the Ricoh brand name. Pentax-Ricoh has announced three new WG-series cameras today, the WG-4, WG-4 GPS and WG-20. The 4s have CMOS sensors while the 20 has a CCD sensor. But... Continue

Pentax K-3 DSLR gets its Dxomark Test Results, November 26, 2013
The time for pixel-peepiential truth has arrived for the Pentax K-3, the current leader of the K-mount non-MF Pentax and Ricoh DSLRs! That's right, the Dxomark results are in! Actually, they are out, you can now read them online (Flash... Continue

Pentax K-3: In-Stock AND Discounted: K-3 body only for $1220, November 23, 2013
With so many interesting/advanced cameras getting announced in a very short period of time, we were not able to create Stock Status pages for many of them, such as the Pentax K-3 DSLR. But we have some good news for... Continue

New Pentax 20-40mm f2.8-4 DC WC SLR lens (and new Q System 08 wide zoom), November 7, 2013
Pentax announced two brand new lenses, one for SLRs and one for their Q system. The SLR lens is the new 20-40mm f2.8-4 DC WR ED Limited, and the Q system lens is the "08", a wide zoom with a... Continue

The Pentax K-3 body only is IN-STOCK and Ready to Ship for $1300, October 31, 2013
K-mount early adopters, the Pentax K-3 black body only kit is in-stock and ready to ship for $1300 and bonus 32GB and free shipping at B&H Photo. The other kits and accessories remain in pre-order state. Speaking of in-stock alerts,... Continue

(ENDED) RAWsumer deal: Pentax MX1 in new condition for $255, October 26, 2013
This limited time offer ended but it will likely return in the future... For more specials as they happen, as we get closer and closer to Black Friday, stay tuned to the Camera Deals blog with the easy to remember... Continue

(ENDED) Compact with RAW Deal: Pentax MX1 for $255 (ends Sun 1am ET), October 18, 2013
This daily deal expired... For more specials, check the Camera Deals blog with easy to remember url A surprise compact with RAW discount. The Saturday 10/19/13 at deal of the day at is the new condition Pentax MX1... Continue

Pentax K3 DSLR Hands-On Reports and Previews, October 7, 2013
Pentax announced today the new K3 APS-C DSLR! Specs are specs but how does it perform? Here is a round of hands-on reports as published on the internets... + four page preview at dpreview + preview at ePhotozine + K3... Continue

New Pentax 55-300mm f4-5.8 HD WR lens, October 7, 2013
Coming along with the new Pentax K3 DSLR, Pentax also revealed today their new 55-300mm f4-5.8 ED WR SLR lens. Details at dpreview and PentaxForums and DSLR Magazine et al. Continue

New Pentax K3 DSLR with selectable anti-aliasing filter functionality (filter is hardware, not optical), October 7, 2013
Hold on to those full frame K-dreams. They are not coming true today. But a new Pentax DSLR is coming true. Pentax has announced the new 24-megapixel K-3 APS-C DSLR, now the highest ranked number in the K digital series.... Continue

New Pentax Weather-Resistant Flashes Announced (tape delayed), September 2, 2013
Adding another component to its weather-resistant DSLR system, Pentax announced two new weather-resistant flashes, the AF360FGZ II and the AF540FGZ II. Details specs and pre-orders for $430 and $630 respectively at B&H Photo. Press release parade at ephotozine and dpreview... Continue

New Lens Announcements (tape delayed): five new Pentax HD Limited Prime lenses, September 2, 2013
Prime time from Pentax! Five new HD Limited prime lenses have been announced! They are 15/4, 21/3.2, 35/2.8, 40/2.8, and 70/2.4. Prices range from $550 to $750. They are Limited prices! Detailed specs and pre-orders are available at B&H Photo.... Continue


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