Pre-order the New hype Pentax 17 film camera for $499

Film Nostalgia but don’t want a cheapo P&S film camera or an old film SLR? Fear not, Pentax comes to the rescue with the first fruits of the labor of their two year old film project. It’s a brand new film camera! It’s the Pentax 17 and it is available for pre-ordering for $500 at B&H Photo. This is a 35mm half frame (not full frame) camera and as such, it takes regular 35mm film but puts two half/vertical exposures on each frame. So you get to shoot twice as many pictures per roll.

This is a fixed lens camera with a glued-on 25mm f3.5 lens. All the work into the Ricoh GR series did not go to waste 🙂

You can learn more about in the TLDR 5 minute B&H video, followed by a 35 minute (35mm pun intended?) panel discussion between two Pentax representatives and B&H. YouTube-embedded below for your convenience. No, I won’t embed them in half-frame 😉

Extra 10% off on refurbished and open-box Pentax and Ricoh

Happy Black Friday Eve y’all!

We start the party with Pentax-Ricoh! The official Ricoh online store is having a black Friday sale until 11/27/23 (or earlier if sold out), you get an extra 10% off on refurbished and open-box products. This includes APS-C, full frame and 645 Pentax cameras along with Ricoh fixed lens cameras. There’s also Pentax lenses and (zooms and primes) and binoculars. Too many to list here individually.

Ricoh Official Store: Refurbished and Open Box Pentax Cameras and Lenses

And now something for fans of Pentax and Ricoh camera gear! The official Ricoh online shoppe is having a refurbished and open-box sale featuring a variety of Pentax cameras and lenses, along with Ricoh WG and Theta digital cameras. As of the time of writing there’s no GR camera in the sale.

The refurbished items come with a 90-day Ricoh-Pentax warranty that is the same as the original warranty but only lasts 90 days instead.

The sale includes the K-1 and K-3 and K-70 and KF DSLRs, 645z medium format, Ricoh waterproof P&S cameras, various Pentax lenses and Binos, and Ricoh Theta cameras.

NOTE that the listing has a mix of open-box and refurbished items. Be sure to pay attention to each individual item of potential purchase interest!

In-Stock Alert: Pentax K-3 III Monochrome Matte Black

According to the Ricoh Imaging online store, the Pentax K-3 III Monochrome Matte Black body only kit is in-stock and ready to ship for $2300. I cannot verify this (meaning, I can’t buy it just to see its shipping status).

Per Ricoh, the Matte Black Edition features a sleek black finish (and $100 more) 🙂

Speaking of in-stock alerts, the Tenderloin Steak sandwich is back in-stock at The Habit Burger Grill 😉

In-Stock Alert: Pentax K-3 Mark III Monochrome for $2200

I don’t know when this was exactly released, but I just now noticed it. Please remember we are no longer on the daily beat of daily photography news and such 🙂

Monochrome is in and Pentax K-mount system fans now have an option to have a monochrome DSLR and they pay DSLR prices, not Leica prices 🙂

In-stock and ready to ship is the Pentax K-III Monochrome DSLR body only going for $2200 at B&H Photo and at Adorama and at the Ricoh Official Shop which offers an optional $184/mo 0% APR financing plan through Affirm.

As usual with financing plans, be sure to check the terms, conditions, restrictions and traps ahead of time!

YES, this is like decaf coffee, it’s more work and more expensive to remove the caffeine / color from the coffee / sensor 😉

PS: the standard color version of the K-3 Mark III is currently on sale for $1700 at B&H Photo and at Adorama

Prime Dayz Pentax Lens Deals: 50/1.8 DA for $92, 55-300/4-5.8 ED WR DA for $230

Pentax fans have a couple of Prime deals, and as of the time of writing, Amazon beats the B&H and Adorama prices, as only Amazon has discounted these two Prime-participating lenses:

+ Pentax HD DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR for $230

+ Pentax DA 50mm f1.8 lens for $92

Pentax Official Store Trade-In Offer for DSLRs

The official Pentax (okay Ricoh) online store is running a trade-in promotion until 3/31/23. You trade-in a DSLR, and you get trade-in credit towards the purchase of either the K-1 Mark II or the K-3 Mark III, in new condition, at the official Pentax-Ricoh online US store.

Non-Pentax DSLRs get a $100 trade-in credit regardless, while Pentax DSLRs range from $100 to $250 depending on the model you are trading in.

Needless to say, before you send in your camera for a trade-in at these fixed prices, be sure to check its going prices at used marketplaces such as KEH Camera, because you may get more if you sell it on your own. Depending on condition, demand, etc, etc, etc…

Pentax Black Friday sales (60 options, DA 50/1.8 for $87, Etc)

We have not forgotten about Pentax! AS of the time of writing there are 60 Pentax-related sales at B&H Photo, including K-3 Mark III for $1597 (USED for $1165+), the good old DA 50mm f1.8 for $87, the 645Z with 75mm for $3800, the K-70 body only with FREE bag for $577, and lots more!

Pentax K-1 II body for $1700, with 28-105 for $2100

If you are looking for a Pentax K-full-frame, there’s a $300 instant savings discount for the Black Friday festivities at authorized Pentax USA dealers, making the K-1 II body only $1700 and the kit with 28-105 for $2100…

Look also for other bundles and options with freebies and such at retailers such as Adorama and Amazon and B&H Photo

EU Prime Day Camera Gear: Canon, Sony, Pentax, Samyang, Zeiss Batis, Panasonic S5, Storage, Etc

It’s already Prime Day in Europe and at the Amazon Germany website there’s among others a Canon gear sale that includes the 90D, the G3X, and lenses of different kinds (EF, EF-S, EF-M, RF)… A total of nine options is available as of the time of writing…

But that’s not all! There’s also a big (two page) Sony-priority camera gear sale that includes various Sony lenses, the RX100 III, the 7R II body only, lenses from Samyang, Zeiss Batis, Pentax (eg 50/1.8 SMC DA for 100 euro), and Tamron, Panasonic S5, Steiner binos, and more!

There’s also a sale of action cameras and drones

Next up we have the Storage Sale that includes Sandisk SD and microSD, Samsung, Lexar, Axe and more, three pages of them! There’s even some CompactFlash UDMA7 of the Lexar kind!

The interesting thing with Prime, even if you live in a country that does not get Prime delivery (eg within the scope of Amazon Germany), you can still sign up for the 30-day Prime free trial and get the sale price. But you won’t get the free shipping benefits or any of the other DRM-restricted benefits (video, ebooks, etc)…

Pentax K-1 II Body Only with $200 Gift Card and Various Freebies for $1798

Who knew one could build a camera company just by taxing pens in Japan? Everything is possible when you set your mind to it, show incredible sticktoitiveness and work hard! And that’s how Pentax was born #FakeNews 😉

Okay, on a more serious note, there’s a Black Friday offer on the Pentax 35mm DSLR flagship as well, the K-1 Mark II body only! The offer is for $1798 and the freebies are as follows:

+ at B&H Photo you get a $200 B&H Photo gift card, a Pentax strap, a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, an RJ DSLR shoulder bag and the Corel Paintshop Pro 2021 Ultimate software in a mini-box

+ at Adorama you get a $200 Adorama gift certificate, Corel software (you have to select PC or Mac option before placing the order), 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC, camera bag, a trio of trinkets AND a Pentax camera accessory (you have three options, Adventure bag, camera strap or hand-strap ~ click on the “Hand & Neck Strap + Adventure Bag” to select which one you want)

Thursday at Amazon Germany: Pentax KP, K70, Tamron, Etc

Thursday’s Amazon Germany Gold Box deals are here. Some of them are good for the day only, others continue during the Black-Cyber time period. Among them:

+ Pentax K70 body only for 450 euro

+ Pentax KP body only for 643 euro

+ Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD (IF) for Pentax K-mount for 210 euro

+ trio of Sony E-system zoom lenses

+ AmazonBasics 840D polyster cross camera bag for 24 euro

+ 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud (Photography Plan) for 88 euro

+ Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro for 60 euro in the Sony-Minolta A-mount

+ Tamron 90mm f2.8 Di Macro for 250 euro in the Sony-Minolta A-mount

+ X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus for 218 euro

+ Sandisk storage sale (SD, microSD, flash drives)

+ Sony RX100 IV but it seems to be in and out

+ Canon ZoeMini C instant digital camera for 57 euro

+ lots of camera and photo accessories including Joby, Lowepro, Manfrotto and National Geographic

PS: all prices in this post (and other EU deal posts) are obviously in euro but out of habit I may sometimes write the price in “$” instead 🙂

Pentax K-70 body only with Various Extras for $547

Pentax fans of the world, unite and K-ate over! The Pentax K-70 body only is bundled with two different set of freebies while going for $547 with free US shipping when the retailers return from the holidays on 4/20/20:

+ at Adorama you get the Pentax AF-200FG hot shoe, a Pentax Adventure gadget bag, and a Pentax padded strap

+ at B&H Photo you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SD card, a Rugged Journey DSLR shoulder bag, Corel Paintshop PRO 2020 Ultimate (DVD with download card), and the Pentax padded strap

Various Dailies: $35 Pentax Bino, Silk Lite, Dracast, Etc

The Wednesday B&H dailies are good for 72 hours, good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Pentax 8×21 UCF R Binocular for $35

+ Slik Lite AL-420 Tripod with LED Center Column Flashlight for $50

+ DraCast S-Series Plus Bi-Color LED1500 Panel with V-Mount Battery Plate for $299

+ Samson Concert 88 Lavalier UHF Wireless Microphone Presentation System (D: 542 to 566 MHz) for $100

NOTE that orders will ship after April 17 as B&H is closed for the Passover holidays…

Meanwhile at Woot there is a DJI sale but as of the time of writing, the actual drones sold out, but remaining available is a $15 controller and a $35 filter kit…

If you want to rekindle your love for your coffee, or if you prefer the convenience of button touches, various coffee products are on sale, including a Nespresso machine, at the Best Buy dailies

And the Adorama daily (changes Wedn 10am ET) is the new condition Gigabyte 15.6″ FHD gaming laptop for $949 (i7-9750H 2.6GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with a nice 6GB memory, Windoze Ten, etc)

KEH coupon until Sat PM: 15% off 15 brands including Pentax, Olympus and Ricoh

KEH Camera is back with a Brand-a-holic coupon promotion. Good until Saturday 4/13/19 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code AB4A gets you 15% off products from 15 different brands. Excluded are “NEW” and “LN” (Like New) products.

The featured brands are:

  • Pentax, Olympus, Ricoh, Kodak
  • Metz, Quantum, Hoya
  • B+W, Tiffen, Cokin, Singh-Ray
  • HelioPan, Sunpak, RRS, Kirk

Pentax 18-50mm f4-5.6 DC WR RE HD DA for $177

No, this has not turned into a Pentax blog, it’s just that price-checking can sometimes work out like this. Another Pentax lens is on sale, the HD DA 18-50mm f4-5.6 DC WR RE is going for $177 with free shipping and handling by Amazon itself (limit up to three per customer) and also at B&H Photo

Used (heavily) Pentax 16-50mm f2.8 ED-AL SDM for $249 + S&H

The Pentax lens price-check is a gift that keeps on giving. This surfaced in the Adorama Used store, a well-used Pentax 16-50mm f2.8 ED-AL IF SDM is going for $249 plus shipping. Supplies are very limited, so if you don’t see anything at the aforelinked page, it means the used inventory sold out.

This is rated as condition “V” at Adorama, which, per their website:

Pentax 50mm f1.8 DA for $97

While price-checking the Pentax 35/2.4, another sub-$100 new condition Pentax prime surfaced, it is the 50mm f1.8 DA going for $97 as well by Amazon itself (up to three per customer) and also at B&H Photo and also at Adorama

Pentax 35mm f2.4 DA AL for $97 New OR $76 Used

Pentax prime time now! For $97, you can get the new condition Pentax 35mm f2.4 DA AL lens from Amazon itself with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, it looks like it may have been a price-match…

On the other hand, if you are fond of used lenses, you can get it for $76~ in “Used – Like New” condition in original packaging from Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. Note that used supplies are limited, so it may have sold out by the time you read this. Always pay attention who the actual seller is on Amazon and at Amazon Warehouse Deals as many and more can offer products for sale over there…

PS: meanwhile in Europe, you can get this lens in “Used – Very Good” condition for 85~ euro by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. Note that used inventory is limited, so it may be gone by the time you read this post…

Pentax K-1 II with 28-105/3.5-5.6 FA L and D-BG6 Battery Grip and Sling for $1897

The PM edition of our Black Friday continues with a Pentaxian full frame temptation. For a limited time, the Pentax K-1 II bundled with the 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED FA L lens sells for the same price as the body only, $1897 with free shipping at Adorama which includes the Pentax D-BG6 battery grip (nice!) and the Pentax DSLR sling bag and a padded strap too.

Pentax K-70 with 18-135 WR with freebies for $797

For a limited time, the Pentax K-70 with the 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR bundle is discounted to $797 with free shipping with a different set of freebies at B&H Photo (Pentax DSLR sling bag, camera strap, F/Stoppers class) and at Adorama (Corel software, slinger bag, 16GB Lexar, etc) and various at Amazon.

If you don’t need the “with 18-135 kit”, the body only goes for $595 with its own freebies of course.

Pre-order new Pentax 50mm f1.4 SDM AW HD FA

50mm primes have a “special relation” with photography, and to celebrate this, Pentax has a brand new 50mm prime lens, it is the Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW Lens available for pre-ordering for $1200 at B&H Photo

FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip with Pentax K-1 II purchase

An early AM update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news for Pentax K-1 II hunters! B&H Photo is now offering a FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip with the purchase of the Pentax K-1 II body only for $2000 or with the K1-II with 28-105mm for $2400…

FREE Overnight Shipping for Pentax K-1 II

Today’s update of the Stock Status Tracker has more good news for Pentax K-1 II fans! Adorama is offering FREE Overnight Shipping at the same price of $2000 for both the K-1 II Body Only and also the K-1 II with 28-105 for $2400…

In-Stock Everywhere: Pentax K-1 II Body for $2000

Mission accomplished Pentax fans! An update of the Stock Status Tracker shows the brand new Pentax K-1 II body only is in-stock for its starting price of $2000 at Adorama and Amazon itself (along with 3rd-party sellers) and B&H Photo

If you are a fan of eBay shopping, a number of eBay sellers have it as well: Cameta (eBay) and Adorama (eBay) and Focus (eBay) and Kenmore (eBay)

If you prefer the “take pictures with” kit that comes with the 28-105 lens, that too is in-stock for its starting price of $2400 at Adorama and B&H Photo

In-Stock Now: both Pentax K-1 II kits for $2000 & $2400

This update of the Stock Status Tracker has great news for fans of B&H Photo and the new Pentax K-1 II body only 35mm full frame DSLR! As of the time of writing, both kits are in-stock and shipping: the K-1 II body only goes for $2000 with free shipping while the K-1 II with 28-105 goes for $2400 with free shipping.

Bad news however for the a7 III with 28-70 FE, it is now out of stock, just like the body only…

In-Stock: Pentax K-1 II Body for $2000

An update of the Stock Status Tracker finds more options for the Pentax K-1 II body only for $2000 as follows: Cameta (eBay) and Cameta II (eBay) and Focus (eBay) and Kenmore (eBay)

Or you can wait until Wednesday when it should be in-stock at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon

In-Stock: Pentax K-1 II Body for $2000 [one unit]

Thanks to the miracles and wonders of eBay, there is one unit of the Pentax K-1 II body only in-stock and shipping by Kenmore Camera (eBay) for its starting price of $2000 with free shipping… The other retailers have an April 11 release estimate… For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker

Pentax K-1 Body with Battery Grip and Extra Battery and Corel software and 32GB Extreme and more for $1700

The Pentax K-1 II is coming out soon for $2000 with a free battery grip [see Stock Status Tracker]. If you can’t wait or if you prefer the first generation Pentax K-1, its price has now dropped to $1700 at Adorama with free Overnight shipping along with the Pentax D-BG6 battery grip and an extra D-LI90 battery.

If you don’t need Overnight shipping and you are fine with free expedited shipping, you can trade the free Overnight for a handful of free accessories at Adorama:

+ the aforementioned D-BG6 battery grip and extra D-LI09 battery
+ the new Corel software bundle (four photo-related titles)
+ 61-inch Takama 3-section tripod with 3-way head
+ 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO C10 UHS-I U3 V30 SDHC card
+ Adorama slinger bag
+ card wallet and cleaning kit

The same price/bundle but not with free overnight shipping (you get expedited shipping instead) is available at B&H Photo.

On the same listings, you will also find the K1 with 28-105 for $2400 with free battery grip and extra battery but no free overnight shipping option and no additional free accessories.

PS: the first generation K-1 is eligible for an optional +$550 upgrade to the K-1 II internals later in 2018

Pentax KP body with 50mm f1.8 DA lens and extras for $897

More Pentax action, we have a better deal on the Pentax KP since last week when we posted our APS-C DSLR price chart. Now the Pentax KP body only is getting the 50mm f1.8 DA Pentax lens for FREE while remaining at $897 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama (which includes a free camera bag, 16GB SD, Corel software, lens filter, etc) for the same price.