Pre-order new Pentax K-3 II BO for $1100

New Pentax DSLR action, the K-3, second of its name (aka K-3 II) is now available for pre-order in the body only configuration for $1100 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo.

PS: we are keeping track of the interesting/unusual new cameras and lenses of 2015 in this spartan tracking post at the main blog.

Pentax 645Z with 55mm f2.8, 3yr Spills/Drops for $8500

Digital medium format is more affordable these days. If you are a fan of the Pentax 645, the 40mp Pentax 645D currently sells for $4500 with 4% promotional rewards (= $180) at Adorama and B&H Photo.

But if you want the latest model, the 645Z, Adorama has created a special 645Z bundle for WPPI that goes for $8500, the standard price of the body only. Adorama is including the following extras: 55mm f2.8 lens, 3 year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty for the Camera, and a similar warranty for the Lens, and a ProOptic filter kit.

Pentax K-50 two lens kit with either $50GC or Flash for $527

There are many Pentax K-50 colors and kits around. At the lowest point, $367 gets you the red K-50 body only with bonus AF-200FG flash and 32SD and 4% promotional rewards (= $14.xx~).

The bang for the buck is the black K-50 two lens kit with the 18-55 WR and 55-200 WR lenses and AF-200FG flash and 4% rewards (= $21~) going for $527 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

However, if you don’t want/need the flash, Adorama has another bundle that substitutes the flash with a $50 Adorama gift certificate for the same $527 total price.

If you prefer other body colors or kit combinations, Adorama has a total of 18 different kits to ponder over. You can try sorting by price (low/high or high/low) or other factors to get a better handle of the many and more options.

Pentax K-3 with 50mm f1.8 and D-BG5 grip and 4% rewards for $1134

This Pentax K-3 bundle (K3 body only, 50mm f1.8 prime, D-BG5 battery grip) and 4% promotional rewards are offered all together in one add-to-cart bundle for $1134 at Adorama. They also have various other K-3 bundles with variations on a theme.

UPDATE: speaking of Pentax, a number of Pentax binoculars are on sale at Woot Plus (expires by 2/23/15 at 12am Central).

Pre-order new Pentax K-S2, 18-50mm lens, AF201G flash, WG-5 P&S

Pentax launched a second wave of DSLR gear in 2015 [see Interesting Cameras & Lenses of 2015 reference page (no swimsuit edition I’m afraid), headlined by the new K-S2 dSLR, with a 20mp APS-C sensor shying away from the anti-aliasing status quo. The camera starts at $700 body only, goes $800 with the new 18-50mm f4-5.6 WR DC DA RE AX GI ZO ER kit lens, and $900 with the 18-50 and 55-200 lenses. Also coming along is a new weather-friendly AF-201G flash ($150), and a new WG-5 elementproof P&S camera under the Ricoh brand ($380).

The K-S2 is available for pre-order at Adorama and Amazon et al at the aforementioned prices.

The 18-50mm f4-5.6 lens (which is the new kit lens included with the K-S2 bundles above) goes for $300 on its own at Adorama and B&H Photo.

The new AF-201G weather-friendly flash pre-orders for $150 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

The new Ricoh branded WG-5 elementproof P&S pre-orders for $380 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Preorder new Pentax 70-200/2.8 and 150-450/4.5-5.6 lenses

Pentax wants to empty your K-wallet with just two lenses. Announced this week are two high-end lenses. First up, it is the 70-200mm f2.8 HD D FA* ED DC AW with a pre-order price of $2300 at Adorama and B&H Photo. Next up, it is the 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 HD D FA DC AW with a pre-order price of $2500 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Note: the “DC” in the model names is for the Direct Current (DC) autofocus motor, not to be confused with the Sigma-speak “DC” for APS-C lenses.

Demo Open-Box Pentax WG2 elementproof for $126

The eBay action continues with the New (Other Condition) – that’s eBay’s term – red/black waterproof/elementproof Pentax Optio WG-2 offered for $126 with free shipping by Roberts Camera on eBay with a limit of five per buyer. The description says “100% NEW product, open box / store demo”. It comes with a six months warranty from Roberts Camera, not Pentax.

Speaking of this segment, the Woot Electronics deal of the day ending by 1am ET on Thursday is a sale on various GearPro action cameras. Note these are GearPro, NOT GoPro.

Pentax K-5 IIs body only with free AF-200FG flash for $500

If you like Varys, you may also like Low Pass Filter Eunuch cameras ;-) The Pentax K-5 IIs (no low-pass filter) is currently offered for $500 with a free Pentax AF-200FG flash automatically included during this promotion at B&H Photo (the free items are mentioned right below the camera’s name on the individual product pages – if you don’t see them mentioned there, it means the promotion expired)… Optionally you can add the Corel AfterShot Pro 2 (digital download code) to this offer for +$30.

Pentax K-50 with 18-55 & 55-300 & AF-200FG & Lightroom 5 for $650 w/coupon

Pentax K-action now. Of interest also if you want to buy someone a “get started with” digital photography gift. Use coupon code 9PARTS to get this Pentax K-50 DSLR bundle for $650 with free shipping. The bundle includes the Pentax K-50 with 18-55mm WR and 55-300mm ED and AF-200FG flash and Lightroom 5 and 4GB EyeFi SDHC. The coupon code 9PARTS drops price from $700 to $650 and expires 12/14/14 or earlier if sold out. The promotion is mentioned under “Special Offer” on the BuyDig page (annotated screenshot below)…

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Some Pentax K-50 options with free AF-200FG flash start at $367

The Pentax K-50 is available in three colors and three kits, making price-checking and deciding a bit of a project. But it may be worth the time because Adorama has many offers and some of them come with the AF-200FG for free (automatically included by Adorama – when you see this mentioned right below the price on the right side of the page). Be sure to pay attention to each individual listing as there are many and each has a slightly different offer.

The action starts at $367 with the K-50 body only kits. The black is out of stock (but you can still order it) while the Storm Trooperish White is in-stock. However, in terms of pure value, for $400 you can get the K50 body only kits with a $50 Adorama gift certificate and a 4GB EyeFi memory card in black and white and red.

The K-50 with 18-55 kits start at $450 in the exotic colors (no free flash) but at $457 for the standard colors (white, black, red) you get the free flash and 4GB EyeFi card.

The K-50 with 18-55 and 50-200 two lens kits go for $550 and they too come with the free flash and 4GB EyeFi card in the usual white, black and red colors.

Pentax K-5 IIs body for $500 [update: no more free flash]

As of a 11/25/14 recheck, the free flash promotion expired but the Pentax K-5 IIs body only price remains $500 at Adorama…

K-curious? Anti-anti-alias-filter curious? Adorama is currently offering the new condition Pentax K-5 IIs body only for $500 with free AF-200 Flash (included automatically by Adorama) and free 2-day shipping and 4% rewards. The Free Flash is mentioned right below the price on the right side of the page. This is a very limited time offer!

Limited time Pentax SLR Lens Sale (ends 11/1)

Adorama is having a limited time sale on Pentax Lenses, featuring a total of 40 items, mostly SLR lenses, big and small, from tiny pancakes to missile launching telephotos. Also included are a couple of Q lenses and a couple of flashes. No coupon needed, the price you see is the price you pay. The discount amount is shown in red ink. The price before and after is shown above and below the red ink for each lens. A lot of them may also get 4% promotional rewards, free 2-day shipping, and New Leaf extended warranty. Check the individual product page of each lens of interest to see. We can’t post all 40 of them here.

Pentax K-5 IIs with D-BG4 Grip & 64GB SD for $600 [updated]

Good until 10/31/14 at 8:45pm ET, B&H Photo is K-offering this Pentax K-5 IIs bundle: the body only kit plus the D-BG4 battery grip plus a 64GB Sandisk Ultra C10 memory card for $600 with free expediting shipping.

UPDATE: Adorama also has a Pentax K-5 IIs bundle with the K5 IIs body only kit, plus D-BG4 battery grip and 64GB Samsung Pro SDXC memory card and 4% promotional rewards and free 2-day shipping.

Now shipping: Pentax K-S1 in many colors (and with bonus items)

Fan of the Pentax colorful color schemes and combinations? A lot of the different options for the Pentax K-S1 are now in-stock and ready to ship to your K-house for $650 (body only) or $700 (w/18-55) or $800 (two lens kit) at Adorama. They also get 4% rewards and a 16GB FluCard (it is a wireless SDHC card!). Not sure who was the smart marketing person to name it “FluCard” :) Might as call it the EbolaCard ;-)